International Students

Seymour College offers International students an outstanding educational experience which incorporates acquisition of English language skills. We are committed to the academic success and wellbeing of every international student. The College provides support networks and additional experiences to make each student's stay both meaningful and successful.

The College welcomes International students from all over the world, including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia and the UAE.

International students are welcome to enter the College at any year level. However, we recommend that families enrol their daughters as early as possible in order to allow them time to adjust to the Australian lifestyle and school system, as well as sufficient time to develop their language skills, before the rigours of Year 11 and Year 12.

Why study in Adelaide?

For over 170 years Adelaide has had a tradition of education excellence. The city has produced over 100 Rhodes Scholars and three Nobel Laureates.

Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city but importantly, it is also safe, respectful and very inclusive.

The living is easy! Adelaide has been called the world's most contented city. It has a vibrant calendar of international festivals and cultural activities.

An authentic Australian experience: South Australia is everything you might imagine this huge continent to be. The state is larger than Texas, it has 5000 km of coast, and the interior is home to rolling hills, sheep stations, vineyards, gold mines, salt lakes, ancient mountain ranges and the mighty outback deserts. And those famous koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and platypuses.

Further information about study opportunities in Adelaide can be obtained from the Study Adelaide website.

International Program

Seymour College is proudly international. It has an internationally diverse staff and International students from a variety of countries - all working together in a supportive and lively environment. 

International Brochure in English

International Brochure in Simplified Chinese

International Student Handbook

Boarding House Handbook in English

Intensive English Program

Seymour College provides a personalised integration and introduction to education in Australia. This includes Intensive English where required and at the individual level of a student. The English needs of students are assessed using the AEAS and Seymour based testing, allowing us to customise a program to meet individual language acquisition needs. Intensive English tuition is provided on a daily basis.

Students work from their assessed level, extending their understanding of grammar, spelling, structures and general vocabulary. International students attend classes that are less language rich as soon as possible, to ensure academic challenge, language development and relationship building.

Enrolment procedure

Step 1

To proceed with an application International students are required to forward the following:

  • a completed Application Form and Application Fee;
  • copies of the student’s two most recent College reports;
  • copies of AEAS test results;
  • photocopy or scanned copy of passport page with name, photo identification, passport number and expiry date; and 
  • details of the student’s extracurricular involvement.

An application for enrolment can only be processed when all of the above has been received by the Director of Media and Enrolments, Sally Penn, sjpenn@seymour.sa.edu.au

Step 2

Seymour College will assess the application and assessment procedures including evaluation of reports from previous Colleges and of English language proficiency.

Having considered all records and any further information which may be requested, the Principal of the College will make the final decision on the acceptance of any International students into the College.

Step 3

If a place in the College is available, the College will forward a Letter of Offer which includes terms of enrolment, Confidential Information form, Medical Information form, Individual needs Questionnaire, invoices for payment of the Enrolment Fee (AU$150), the first semester of Tuition and Boarding fees.

It is important at this stage that parents and students understand the following requirements and conditions as set out in the International Student Handbook available on this website. These include;

  • Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
  • Course entry requirements
  • Course information, qualification and assessment practices
  • Fees Schedules and the fact that fees may change
  • Refund Policy
  • Complaints and Appeals Policy
  • Attendance and Course Progress Policy
  • Welfare and Accommodation Policy
  • Grounds for deferring, suspending or cancelling enrolment
  • ESOS Framework
  • Other information as required under 2007 National Code Standard 2
  • College location, facilities and resource
  • Indicative costs of living
  • Uniform
  • One to One Computing information

 Step 4

When a place is offered, please ensure the following documents are completed and signed by parents:

  • Signed agreement and that all policies and conditions have been understood and accepted
  • Completed medical information form. It is very important for the College to have full details of any medical or psychological condition that requires medication or medical supervision, and any learning difficulties or special needs a student may have.
  • Completed Data collection and Confidential Student information forms.

 Step 5

Upon receipt of the required documents, signed by both parents, and the associated fees, the College will send you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment Certificate (eCoE) which is required for your daughter’s application for a Student Visa.

 Step 6

The Student can now apply for a Student Visa with the appropriate Australian Immigration Office. For further details regarding visa requirements, please refer to the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection www.border.gov.au

 Step 7

Once the student visa has been approved, the student can begin to make travel arrangements to travel to Adelaide. Once the flight number and arrival date are know the parents should send the Arrival Notification form to the Director of Media and Enrolments, Sally Penn, sjpenn@seymour.sa.edu.au

 Step 8

Arrive in Adelaide. If a student has requested an airport pick up, they will be greeted at the airport by either Seymour College staff or their host family. 

Fees

The College is very conscious of the impact of school fees on the family budget, and does all it can to maintain the fees as low as practicable.

International Student Refund Policy

Students who are Australian citizens or who have Residency status pay the same fee as Australian domestic students. 

Sibling discount

The following sibling discount applies for sisters attending the College at the same time:

Tuition
  • 10% discount for 2nd sister,
  • 15% discount for 3rd and subsequent sisters.
Boarding
  • 10% discount for 2nd and subsequent sisters.

Family allowance arrangement with Prince Alfred College

For families who have children attending both Prince Alfred College and Seymour College a 5% discount of tuition fees is payable by each College.

2017 International Fee Schedule

Visa process

Information about Student Visa Subclass 571, application forms and how to apply can be found at the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Student visas are subject to a number of visa conditions that students must comply with. Breaching a visa condition may result in the cancellation of a student's visa. Conditions include:

  • Students cannot work in Australia unless they have applied for a new Student Visa with Permission to Work once they have arrived in Australia and have commenced their course. Seymour College does not recommend that International students consider working while studying.
  • Students must remain enrolled in a registered CRICOS course.
  • Adequate arrangements for health insurance must be made for the duration of a student's stay in Australia. Seymour College arranges health insurance for all International students.
  • Students must continue to have sufficient financial capacity to support their study and stay in Australia.
  • Students must stay in Australia with either their parent/legal custodian, a relative nominated by their parents who is aged over 21 years, or accommodation arrangements that have been approved by Seymour College.
  • Students must meet the course requirements set by the College.
  • Students must attend at least 80% of their scheduled lessons.

Further information about compliance issues can be found at the following link: Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Accommodation

Seymour College offers Boarding House and homestay accommodation options for International students.

The most popular form of accommodation is the on-campus Boarding House, which provides International students with additional study assistance in the evening and the opportunity to make friends with other students from all over Australia and the world.

Seymour College offers Boarding House and homestay accommodation options for International students.

The most popular form of accommodation is the on-campus Boarding House, which provides International students with additional study assistance in the evening and the opportunity to make friends with other students from all over Australia and the world.

Boarding

Seymour College offers on-campus boarding facilities for International students. Life at the Boarding House is a blend of work and leisure. Quiet periods are set aside for homework and study, and the focus is on a relaxing but disciplined environment.

Students boarding at Seymour have access to the College's many facilities, including the heated swimming pool, playing fields, tennis courts, computer centre, library and sporting complex.

Homestay

Seymour has partnered with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) to provide accredited homestay options that provide International students with an opportunity to experience the Australian way of life in a family situation. To find out more or to register, please visit to the website of the Australian Homestay Network.

Overseas Representatives

Seymour College has registered the following overseas representatives to assist parents and students with the assessment, enrolment and visa processes.

Australia

  • Agent: Australia Z&C Culture Education Pty Ltd
    Website: www.zhuochuang.com.au
    Contact: Derrick Xu

China

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre
    Website: www.hkosc.com.hk 
    Contact: Jimmy Wong

Malaysia

Thailand

Vietnam