International

Enrol

Each year, Mentone Grammar welcomes international students in Years 9 - 11 which we have done for over 65 years. We are acknowledged as a dynamic and supportive learning environment which offers outstanding opportunities for our students.

Mentone Grammar welcomes international students from Years 9 - 11. Parents or an International Registered Education Agent can register a student for enrolment online using the link below.


Register for International Enrolment 


Please note: The acceptance of your registration will place the student on our waitlist. This does not guarantee an enrolment; places at Mentone Grammar are offered according to waitlist priorities, in order of the date of application and at the Principal’s discretion.

To register at Mentone Grammar as an international student there are a number of procedures that should be followed. These procedures can sometimes be complicated and it is recommended that an international registered education agent is engaged to assist with the application. Please note that international registered education agent fees/commission is only payable for International Students on 500 visas to Mentone Grammar international registered education agents. Please refer to our list of Mentone Grammar’s Registered Education Agents.

International students at Mentone Grammar require an appropriate level of English language proficiency prior to entry. Each student will be required to take an English assessment. The Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) English report will recommend the length of time required at an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at one of Melbourne’s Intensive English centres. The test results provide detail regarding the student’s abilities (stanine), current proficiency in English and are one of the measures of the candidate’s suitability. Mentone Grammar requires all International Students to take an English assessment twice (in some cases more). Once when submitting an enrolment application and again after completed ELICOS.

Other means of determining suitability include school-based assessments and conduct during the enrolment interview.

Students entering Years 9 - 11 should take the AEAS at least 6 - 12 months prior to their anticipated commencement date. We will recommend to agents that 18 months is preferred. This gives them time to plan their ELICOS studies to ensure they are ready to commence school at the beginning of the academic year. Please note the AEAS report is valid for 12 months. Students applying Year 11 must start in Term 1. Students applying Year 10 can start in Term 1 - Term 3. Students applying for Year 9 can start Term 1 - Term 4.

It is very important that students entering Mentone Grammar have reasonably proficient English language skills. In particular analytical writing skills will be required which presumes a certain standard of English.

We require a minimum AEAS score of 50 (intermediate) and stanine 5 (average) to apply and require a minimum AEAS score of 70 (upper intermediate) and stanine 5 (average) to attend a pre-enrolment interview.

International students enrolled at the School, irrespective of age, to have a guardian for the duration of their enrolment and must live in homestay accommodation approved by school or with a parent. 

International Enrolment Process

Registration

Parent(s) or an International Registered Education Agent submit an online Registration for Enrolment with non-refundable registration fee and required documentation including copy of AEAS results. The acceptance of your registration will place your child on our waitlist. Please note that this does not guarantee an enrolment. Please note you will need to complete one form per child.

Review

The Enrolments Team will review the Student Application and supporting information. 

Provisional Offer

The School issues a Provisional Offer. When an offer has been issued, parents have 14 days to accept by completing and returning the International Students Provisional Offer of Enrolment Acceptance documentation, online New Student Profile Form, reports, other documentation and by paying tuition fees for one Semester in advance and the non-refundable acceptance fee. Offers are conditional upon the student reaching required English proficiency for the year level of entry. Current proficiency in English is one of the measures of the student’s suitability. Other means of determining suitability include report from ELICOS provider, AEAS report, school-based assessments and conduct during the enrolment interview. 

On arrival of the monies in the School Trust account (and receipted by our accounts department) a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) document is created by completing the entries on the PRISMS data-base. This CoE is the document the parent(s) or agent use to apply for the 500 Student Visa, together with background check on the parents ability to pay our school fees etc, medical check on the student and other familial background checks on the suitability of the student to be allowed into Australia.

The student arrives and attends required ELICOS at an English Language centre in Melbourne. The student is visited by the School to encourage progress and to acquire information to pass back to the parents (via the agent). Mentone Grammar will review students AEAS  after completed ELICOS.

Interview

Families are invited to attend an enrolment interview with the Head of Campus. Places at Mentone Grammar are offered according to waitlist priorities, in order of the date of application and at the Principal’s discretion.

Enrolment Confirmation

Upon receiving an offer for a place at the school, parents have 14 days to accept by completing and returning the International Enrolment Acceptance documentation. You will then be contacted by the School with details of the student's orientation and commencement. 

Would you like more information?

If you have any queries or require further assistance please contact the Enrolments Team on +61 3 9584 4211 or email internationalstudents@mentonegrammar.net

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