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International Students

Study abroad

Sandringham College welcomes students from many different overseas countries, including China, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, France and South America.
Study Abroad Program Video
International Student Program Video (Chinese / Mandarin)

The College enrols between 60 and 80 international full fee-paying students at any time and works with a variety of educational agencies, a wide range of support programs, arranges homestay accommodation where required and assists students to experience a smooth transition into the Australian education system.

Students like coming to Sandringham College for a variety of reasons which include: The closeness of Sandringham to Melbourne Central, safe, clean beachside area, a choice of a wide range of subjects, an on-site English Language Centre, a dedicated school-based Homestay Coordinator and excellent homestay families.

Academic Program

Sandringham College students perform consistently well in the VCE (Victorian School Certificate). Statistics show strong achievement in all subject areas enabling 90 percent of all students graduating from the College access into Melbourne’s top universities and tertiary providers.

Special programs are available to support and extend international and local students including the MAX program (Maximise Achievement and Excellence) a free mentoring and tutoring program run by high achieving Alumni.

English Language Centre

Support Programs Operating at Sandringham College:

An International Program Director who oversees each student’s learning program and their transition into the local community

Each student works with a multi-cultural aide who ensures that the students fully understand the work being taught and assists the student in community matters

A homestay co-ordinator who ensures accommodation is carefully selected and matched to student needs

Airport reception

Interpreter service

Medical Information and support

Orientation Program and information pack

Advice and help to purchase new and second-hand books

Homestay Program

Would you like to share rewarding experiences with a young person from another country?

Sandringham College is seeking suitable people to host international students.

Register your interest if you would like to have the rewarding experience of sharing language, food, culture, festivals and celebrations with a young person from another country. Please contact Moira Philp, Homestay Coordinator to ask for more information or call 8599 0528, or submit an “Expression of Interest” form below.

International Student Mimu Shinozaki

Sandringham College give priority to music, arts and acting 

Mimu Shinozaki, Year 11

International Student Remi Dong

Sandringham College teaches you to respect people, respect other cultures and beliefs

Zhen 'Remi' Dong, Year 12

International Student Kim Joanna Guijo Czysch

I was impressed by the various extra curricular activities 'Sandy' offers

Kim Joanna Guijo Czysch, Year 12


Sandringham is proud of our welcoming and caring group of homestay families who live in close proximity to the College.

Our homes are located within the bayside suburbs of Melbourne in clean, safe, tree lined streets. The homestay homes are located close to accessible public transport, sporting facilities, shopping centres and restaurants.

The host families are carefully selected by the Homestay Co-ordinator who communicates regularly with families and students and provides support when the student or the family need assistance. Students are carefully matched with a suitable family and we encourage new students to communicate with the host family before they arrive in Australia. Early communication with the host family can assist the student in transition and integration into their new country.

Enrolment as an International Student

Applications to study as an International Student must be made through the Department of Education and Training CRICOS Provider Code 00861K.

Applications will be considered for students with an academic average of +80%. Students applying for direct entry into VCE require a minimum IELTS score of +6.

Application forms can be accessed from:

International Student Program Unit
Department of Education and Training Victoria
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne, Victoria, 3001

For further information or application forms:

Telephone: +61 3 9637 2990

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More information

Full requirements, subject descriptions and further details can be found in the International Student Guides, which are published in a number of languages.

College contacts

Ms Doanvy Roberts, International Program Director

Mr David Hall, Head of 10-12 Campus

International Student Enquiry Form: