International Students

Experience an Australian education at one of Australia’s oldest independent schools.

At Pulteney Grammar School, we recognise and celebrate cultural diversity and internationalism, welcoming students from all over the globe. International students enrich our school in many ways.

The School’s location in the Adelaide CBD provides an ideal environment for international students to study, discover and excel alongside local students.

Pulteney is within walking distance to Adelaide’s cultural and shopping precincts, the State Library, leading universities and other world-class facilities.

Pulteney Grammar School is registered to accept Overseas Students (CRICOS 00369M).

International student application and enrolment

Pulteney has limited availability for International Student applications.

Criteria for enrolment

Applications from International Students are assessed and considered on the basis of:

  • the number of positions available at the appropriate year level.
  • the resources of the School.
  • the student’s academic records and English language proficiency level for the proposed course of study.
  • English language proficiency is determined by the result of a test undertaken by an approved English Language Assessment organisation.
  • Students must reside with one or both parents, a suitable relative, or a school-approved homestay for the duration of their visa.

English Proficiency

International students require an adequate command of English so that they can manage the work in mainstream classes.

A condition of enrolment is that a student undertakes a formal English Language Assessment upon application for admission to Pulteney. This can be carried out in their country of origin through the Australian Education Assessment Services (www.aeas.com.au) or another official English assessment organisation.

Students may be required to undertake intensive English language study prior to their entry to mainstream study. Pulteney will provide parents with details of schools able to offer this service.

Application Process

Step 1 – Lodge

Our online application form is coming soon. In the meantime, to begin the application process, please contact our International Enrolments team via international.enrolments@pulteney.sa.edu.au to request the International Student Application for Admission form.

Once the application form is received, an invoice will be issued for an AUD 100.00 non-refundable application fee.

It is important to note that lodgement of the Application for Admission form is not an Offer of Enrolment or notice of acceptance.

Step 2 – Assess

Upon receipt of the application fee, Pulteney will assess the application, including evaluation of reports and of English language proficiency. The applicant will be interviewed by the Head of School and the Principal will make the final decision on the acceptance of students to the School.

Step 3 – Enrol

The enrolment process will commence with a Letter of Offer of place made in writing and this will be accompanied by a Fee Invoice.

Acceptance of Enrolment is made by completion of the relevant forms and payment of the Enrolment Confirmation Fee, a deposit equivalent to one-half year’s tuition and fees plus non-tuition fees for the same period.

Upon receipt of the Acceptance of Enrolment form and the monies, an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment certificate (eCoE) will be issued for the application for Student Visa 500.

Full information regarding enrolment at Pulteney, conditions and policies is provided in the International Student Handbook.

Homestay student accommodation

Please click here to read the Required Standards for Pulteney homestay student accommodation.

To be a host for Pulteney students, please contact International Enrolments team via international.enrolments@pulteney.sa.edu.au.

2023 International Student Early Learning Centre (ELC) Fees

Booking Fee Per
Educational day (8.15am - 3.15pm) $120 day
Before School Care* (7.30am - 8.15am) $20 session
After School Care (3.15pm - 6.00pm) $31.50 session

Families who are enrolled in the ELC for the full 50 weeks of the ELC year are eligible to receive a discount of half their weekly fee for 2 weeks per year (for holiday absences). This discount is applied to accounts in December.
* Before School Care is provided by OSHC

2023 Reception to Year 12 Fees

Mid-Year Reception $16,650
Reception $25,200
Year 1 $25,900
Year 2 $25,900
Year 3 $28,000
Year 4 $28,250
Year 5 $31,700
Year 6 $32,050
Year 7 $36,900
Year 8 $39,050
Year 9 $39,050
Year 10 $40,800
Year 11 $40,800
Year 12 $40,800

Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Before School (7.30am - 8.15am) $20 per session
After School (3.30pm - 6.00pm) $31.50 per session
Vacation Care (7.30am - 6.00pm) $80 per session

Only excursion fees during Vacation Care will be charged as an additional charge on the day of the excursion.

Instrumental Music Tuition Program

Instrumental music lessons - 30 minutes $39 per lesson

Music tuition does not include the cost of instrument hire

Rendering of Accounts

Semester Account Issued Payment Due
Semester 1 20 January 2023 3 February 2023
Semester 2 10 July 2023 24 July 2023

For 2023, tuition fees and consolidated charges for Pulteney Grammar School (the School) will be rendered as per the above table. 

Information for International Students

Please view the Fee Schedule, Terms and Conditions for further information.

The Fee Schedule includes information on fee payments, payment plans, payments in advance and Terms & Conditions. The new fee schedule is released in December.

2023 Term Dates

Term Dates
Term 1 (Lent Term) Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 6 April
Term 2 (Easter Term) Wednesday 26 April to Friday 30 June
Term 3 (Trinity Term) Tuesday 25 July to Friday 29 September
Term 4 (Advent Term) Monday 16 October to Friday 8 December

2024 Term Dates

Term Dates
Term 1 (Lent Term) Tuesday 30 Jan to Friday 12 April
Term 2 (Easter Term) Tuesday 30 April to Friday 28 June
Term 3 (Trinity Term) Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4 (Advent Term) Monday 14 Oct to Friday 6 December

International Education Agents

Application via an Agent


Thank you for considering Pulteney Grammar School for your child’s education. Our online international application form is coming soon. In the meantime, to begin the application process, please contact our International Enrolments team to complete the International Student Application for Admission form.