Step 1 - Application

Download and complete all sections of the International Students Enrolment Form. All application submitted must include the following documents:

  • a copy of the student's passport
  • a copy of the student's visa document (if applicable)
  • copies of recent school reports spanning the last two years (English translation)
  • copies of English test results/IELTS, or reports from language/ELICOS schools, to indicate the student’s language proficiency
  • medical certificates/Doctor’s reports (if applicable)
  • letter of release (if transfering from another school)

Please ensure all necessary documents are attached to the International Students Enrolment form, as incomplete forms will not be processed.

Step 2 - Assessment and Interview Process

Students applying for Years 6-12 will be interviewed via Skype or face-to-face by the Director of International Learning Community.

Once the application documents have been assessed and student interview completed, the College will notify the student if they can be accepted for Direct Entry or required to undertake an ELICOS Course or a High School Preparation (HSP) Program prior to beginning mainstream studies. 

If an ELICOS Course or HSP is required, Hillcrest will be in direct contact with the nominated provider to monitor the student's progress to ensure the student is on track for entry to mainstream.

Step 3 - Offer

Upon acceptance, the student will be issued with a Letter of Offer outlining the initial fees payable (Including homestay fees and OSHC) and a Written Agreement outlining the total estimated fees for the duration of the entire enrolment. The Written Agreement will also include the entry requirement, course details, conditions of enrolment and all relevant policies for the international student.

Step 4 - Acceptance and Payment

The Letter of Offer must be signed by both the parent(s) and the student indicating that they have read and agreed with the content. The parent(s) may choose to pay more than 50% of total fees in which case a separate invoice will be issued.
Once the International Department has received the signed Letter of Offer and payment, the student will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and a Certificate of Accomodation and Welfare (CAAW) for the duration of the enrolment. 

Step 5 - Visa Application

The student applies for the student visa using the enrolment documents provided by the College. The student or agent must notify the College once the visa is granted.

Step 6 - Completing Enrolment

Final arrangements are made before the student's arrival and commencement (including homestay arrangement, airport pick-up or homestay transfer and orientation).