Overseas Visa Students

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) believe enrolling international students in their schools provides reciprocal benefits for all students. 

Somerville House, a PMSA school is committed to facilitating the opportunity for International Students to participate in quality education. This commitment enhances the learning experience of all students through daily contact with individuals coming from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds.

Somerville House seeks to develop young women who understand and are tolerant of difference, and just as importantly, who recognise the worth of each individual. 

Application Information

The following applies to all applications received from overseas students:

  • Students classified as Full Fee Paying Students are required to provide  a report of their English proficiency levels prior to entry to the School. Students can take part in a test program at the School or at various  testing centres in their own country. Details of these tests are available upon request.
  • Parents/Guardians need to provide the School with a photocopy of their daughter's passport and visa.
  • Full Fee Students are required by the Federal Government to take out medical cover under the Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) Scheme.
  • A minimum of six months' tuition fees are required in advance at the time the enrolment is confirmed.
  • The student's Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), required for the student's visa application, will be issued on receipt of the OSHC and advance tuition fees.

The School values the diverse and culturally-rich perspectives that international students share with our school community and we welcome these students throughout their schooling with us.

International students must live within the Boarding House or with a parent or guardian.  

International students are required to provide a report of their English proficiency levels prior to entry to the School. English proficiency test results provide details regarding the student’s proficiency in English and is one of the measures of the candidate’s suitability. 

Applicants are required to meet the IELTS or NLLIA band scale, or the equivalent: 

  • Level 4+ up to Year 5
  • Level 5 for Year 6
  • Level 5 for Years 7 to 8
  • Level 6 for Year 9 
  • Level 6+ for Year 10 
  • Level 7 for Years 11 or 12 

Full Fee Paying Students are required by the Federal Government to take out medical cover under the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Scheme.

More detailed information for international students is available for download below:

Overseas Visa Students' and Parents' Booklet (PDF 3MB)

International Student Policies 

Studying in Australia

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Enquiries

We understand there is a lot of information to consider and our dedicated Admissions team will be happy to assist you, please contact:

Phone: +61 7 3248 9202
Email: enrolments@somerville.qld.edu.au