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), however at this time the School will only accept applications for an Overseas Student from Years 5 – Year 12.

International enrolment process

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 in their country by an approved English Language Assessment organisation.
  • Students must reside with one or both parents, or a suitable relative, 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.

Pulteney students study in mainstream English classes and receive limited ESL (English as a Second Language) tuition from a specialist teacher who works with individuals or small groups on specific needs.

Application Process
Our online application form is coming soon. In the meantime, to begin the application process, please contact our Enrolments team to complete the online International Student Application for Admission form.

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

Pulteney will assess the application including evaluation of reports and of English Language proficiency. The Registrar will make the final decision on the acceptance of students to the School.

The enrolment process will commence with a Letter of Offer of place made in writing by the Registrar 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, 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 application of Student Visa 571.

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

2022 International Student Early Learning Centre (ELC) Fees

Booking Daily Weekly
3 days (minimum) $120 $360
4 days $120 $480
5 days $120 $600

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.

2022 Reception to Year 12 Fees

Mid-Year Reception $16,100
Reception $24,350
Year 1 $24,750
Year 2 $24,750
Year 3 $26,600
Year 4 $26,850
Year 5 $30,050
Year 6 $30,400
Year 7 $34,900
Year 8 $37,050
Year 9 $37,050
Year 10 $38,850
Year 11 $38,850
Year 12 $38,850

The Reception – Year 12 fees above include Combined Extras.

Combined Extras:
The charge for combined extras covers a multitude of non-tuition costs and overcomes the necessity of a great deal of paperwork associated with the relatively small charges. In broad terms, it includes items such as:

  • Camps*
  • Stationery, photocopying and printer materials
  • Postage
  • Student consumables such as art supplies
  • Internet usage
  • Transport and low cost day excursions
  • Some sporting participation
  • Guest Speakers & special short courses
  • News@pulteney, newsletters and School Yearbook

*Camps are a compulsory component of the curriculum at Pulteney Grammar School and all students in Years 3 to 10 are required to attend camp. Camp fees are included in the Combined Extras charge and there is no concession or refund for students not attending camp.

Information for International Students

Please download the Fee Schedule, International Student Handbook and our Privacy Policy 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.

2022 Term Dates

Term Dates
Term 1 (Lent Term) Tuesday 1 February to Thurs 14 April
Term 2 (Easter Term) Tuesday 3 May to Friday 1 July
Term 3 (Trinity Term) Tuesday 26 July to Friday 30 September
Term 4 (Advent Term) Monday 17 October to Friday 9 December

International Education Agents (CRICOS 00369M)

Adelaide Independent Schools Alliance

AUG Student Services


Australian International Education Services (AIES)

1st Education Australia


Kokos Adelaide


Ozsky International

Start International


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 Enrolments team to complete the International Student Application for Admission form.