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Students from around the world continue their educational journey at Melbourne Grammar School, joining our diverse boarding community and undertaking one of Australia’s best educations. They also enjoy the benefits of residing in the heart of Melbourne, Australia’s most liveable city. 

We welcome applications for boys from all countries and backgrounds.


We offer places for international students from Years 7 to 12. We do not enrol international students in Prep – Year 6.

The main intakes are:

  • Year 7 (ages 11–13)

  • Year 9 (ages 14–15)

Students may also enter at other year levels if places become available.


In Years 11 and 12, students complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), an internationally recognised qualification for university entrance. Melbourne is home to several world-class universities for those who wish to continue their education in Australia.

All students entering the School on a student visa must live in our boardinghouses. Here, they build friendships with local students, and experience Australian life in a safe and caring environment.

Step one
Contact us

Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss the possibility of securing a place at Melbourne Grammar School. 

Step two
AEAS entrance test

International applicants must sit an entrance test administered by Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS). This can often be done in your home country. The results of this test should be included with your application.

Step three
Submit application

Submit an application to the Admissions Office.

When applying you will be asked to:

  • complete an application form

  • provide AEAS testing results and recent school reports

  • supply a copy of birth certificate or passport

  • pay an application fee

  • agree to the Conditions of Entry to the School

Step four
School entrance test

Students may then be invited to visit the School to sit an entrance test and meet with the Director of Boarding and other staff as part of the application process.

Step five
Letter of offer

If your son’s application is successful, we will send you a letter of offer. Offers must be accepted and associated fees paid within the timeframe outlined in the offer letter. This is normally two weeks.


On payment of the fees outlined in the School’s letter of offer, you will be issued a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) so that you can apply for a student visa. In some cases, students may be able to apply for a student visa from within Australia.

The School will arrange health cover for the duration of the student’s schooling (course length).

International students must have a Local Support Person who lives in Melbourne. The School can recommend suitable Local Support Persons options, if required.


You are welcome to apply directly to Melbourne Grammar School, or forward your application through one of our agents. Education agents can arrange AEAS testing and help you apply to Melbourne Grammar School.

We work with the following agents: