Step 1 - Application

Lauriston accepts international students from Years 5 -12.

International students in Years 5 and 6 must be accompanied in Australia by a parent or close relative.

Complete an Application for Admission form and send it in with the following:

  • A copy of the student's most recent report
  • A copy of AEAS English test results
  • A copy of the student's passport
  • The registration fee of A$300
  • A copy of the student's visa
  • A copy of the student's birth certificate

AEAS Test Requirements

 Year Level of Entry  Minimum Application Score Score required prior to commencement  Stanine Scores 
Year 4 - 6  26 or higher (6 - 12 weeks language)  46 or higher  5 or higher 
Year 7 - 8*  46 or higher (8 - 12 weeks language)  71 or higher  5 or higher 
Year 9*  61 or higher (4 - 8 weeks language) 80 or higher  5 or higher 
Year 10  61 or higher (8 - 12 weeks language)  80 or higher  5 or higher 
Year 11  70 or higher (4 - 8 weeks language)  80 or higher  7 or higher 

*Students applying for entry into Year 9 must commence in Year 8, Term 3 due to our unique Howqua program.

Applications should be sent to:

The Registrar
Lauriston Girls' School
38 Huntingtower Road
Armadale Vic 3143
or emailed to

Please note that:

  • Academic results need to be of a good standard with at least a B achieved in English.
  • Copies of documents cannot be returned.

Step 2 - Outcome

If the application is successful the School will request an enrolment interview. This can be done via Skype if the student is overseas. At the successful completion of the interview, the School will issue a letter of offer.

At this point the following will be required:

  • Details of where the student will be residing. Students on a 500 student visa will be appointed a guardian at no cost with ISA Guardian and Welfare Services. To ensure their wellbeing, all students, regardless if they are over 18, are required to have a guardian if they do not live with their parents.
  • An admission fee of A$1,250 per student or A$2,500 per family.
  • Payment of one semester of tuition fees.

Step 3 - Student Visas

Once all relevant documents and fees are received the school will issue a confirmation of enrolment letter and an eCOE (required by the student to obtain a student visa).

It is the students' and their families' responsibility to apply for and renew visas.

Further information can be found at

International Baccalaureate 

At Lauriston Girs' School, students in years 11 and 12 have the choice to complete either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. As a school that offers the IB, the procedures here are followed