Each year, Mentone Grammar welcomes international students in Years 10 - 12 which we have done for over 65 years. 

Mentone Grammar welcomes international students from Years 10 - 12. CRICOS Code 00323C. Parents or a Mentone Grammar approved Education Agent can register a student for enrolment online using the link below.

Register for International Enrolment 

Please note: The acceptance of your registration will place the student on our waitlist. This does not guarantee an enrolment; places at Mentone Grammar are offered according to waitlist priorities, in order of the date of application and at the Principal’s discretion.

Please contact us on to check availability prior to registering. We encourage students to register for Years 10 to 12 2024/25 now.

Due to unprecedented demand for places in our School we are not in a position to offer places for international students in 2023.

To register at Mentone Grammar as an international student there are a number of procedures that should be followed. These procedures can sometimes be complicated and it is recommended that a education agent is engaged to assist with the application. Please note that approved education agent commission is only payable for International Students on 500 visas to Mentone Grammar approved education agents. Please refer to our list of Mentone Grammar’s Approved Education Agents.

International students at Mentone Grammar require an appropriate level of English language proficiency prior to entry. Each student will be required to take an English assessment. The Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) English report will recommend the length of time required at an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at one of Melbourne’s Intensive English centres. The test results provide detail regarding the student’s abilities (stanine), current proficiency in English and are one of the measures of the candidate’s suitability. Mentone Grammar requires all International Students to take an English assessment twice (in some cases more). Once when submitting an enrolment application and again after completed ELICOS. The cost associated with the English language proficiency testing must be met by the applicant’s family on each occasion. 

Other means of determining suitability include school-based assessments and conduct during the enrolment interview.

Students entering Years 10 - 12 should take the AEAS at least 6 - 12 months prior to their anticipated commencement date. This gives them time to plan their ELICOS studies to ensure they are ready to commence school at the beginning of the academic year. Please note the AEAS report is valid for 12 months.

  • Students applying for Year 11 or 12 entry must start in Term 1. 
  • Students applying for Year 10 entry can start in Term 1 - Term 3.

It is very important that students entering Mentone Grammar have reasonably proficient English language skills. In particular analytical writing skills will be required which presumes a certain standard of English.

We require a minimum AEAS score of 50 (intermediate) and stanine 5 (average) to apply and require a minimum AEAS score of 70 (upper intermediate) and stanine 5 (average) to attend a pre-enrolment interview.

Mentone Grammar welcomes overseas CAAW students from Years 10-12. (Mentone Grammar do not enrol any overseas CAAW students aged 13 or younger).

  • Year 10 - Students studying in Year 10 are usually about 15-16 years of age.
  • Year 11 - Students studying in Year 11 are usually about 16-17 years of age. 
  • Year 12 - Students studying in Year 12 are usually about 17-18 years of age.

Mentone Grammar requires Years 10-12 international students enrolled at the School to obtain homestay accommodation approved by the School or live with a parent. Students are not permitted to live independently or without adult supervision and are required to have a caregiver for the duration of their enrolment. Younger international students must live with parent(s).  

Please note that Mentone Grammar is unable to accept any student transferring from another Australian school within their first six months of study.

International Enrolment Process


Parent(s) or a Mentone Grammar approved Education Agent submit an online Registration for Enrolment with non-refundable registration fee and required documentation including copy of AEAS results. The acceptance of your registration will place your child on our waitlist. Please note that this does not guarantee an enrolment. Please note you will need to complete one form per child. Please ensure you retain a copy of  the payment receipt.


The Enrolment’s Team will review the Registration and supporting information to determine whether the student meets the entry requirements to study at Mentone Grammar. Application assessment cannot commence until all required documents are received. To avoid unnecessary delays, be sure applications include all the required supporting documents.

We require a minimum Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) score of 50 (intermediate) and stanine 5 (average) to apply.

Provisional Offer and invoice

The School issues a Provisional Letter of Offer and invoice for fees payable. 

Acceptance of Provisional Offer and payment

To accept the terms and conditions of the Provisional Offer, a signed written agreement and full payment of the invoice must be received within 30 days. An online New Student Profile Form with required documentation uploaded and online Data Collection Form, Nomination of Homestay and Caregiver Forms must be complete and copy of overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) must be supplied.  Offers are conditional upon the student reaching required English proficiency for the year level of entry. Reports from the Language School will form part of this assessment. 

Please ensure you retain a copy of the written agreement and payment receipt.

Confirmation of Provisional Enrolment

Following the acceptance and payment you will receive:

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) Letter.
  • Confirmation of Apprioriate Accomondation and Welfare (CAAW) Letter (if applicable).
Applying for a student visa

Students applying for a visa must apply to the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection (DIBP) office. Please visit the DIBP website, for information on how to apply for a visa and visa requirements. We suggest to use a Mentone Grammar approved international education agent can also assist you with lodging the application.


Once the student has reached English Language Proficiency Requirements students are invited to attend an enrolment interview with the Head of Campus. Places at Mentone Grammar are offered according to waitlist priorities, in order of the date of application and at the Principal’s discretion.

We require a minimum Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) score of 70 (upper intermediate) and stanine 5 (average) to attend a pre-enrolment interview. Additonal school based testing in Mathematics and English may be required.


The School issues a Letter of Offer.

Enrolment Confirmation

To accept the terms and conditions of the Offer, a signed written agreement must be received within 14 days. Families will then be contacted by the School with details of the student's orientation and commencement. 

Please ensure you retain a copy of the written agreement.

Arrival details

Homestay accommodation students must provide arrival details at least two weeks prior to the welfare commencement date specified on the Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW).

Orientation and Commencement

Orientation programs are an important part of the student support program that Mentone Grammar offers to international students. The orientation process should prepare new international students to fully participate in the academic and cocurricular programs offered by the School. It should also provide the students with the necessary information to help a smooth transition.

Students are given information regarding support services available to help them and they meet the staff providing these services. Students also learn about the structure of the School, study courses, expectations, learning goals and outcomes.

The orientation programs organised for all new students to the School. They are based on the year level (campus) of entry and they have a focus on familiarising the new students with the School, its programs, the students at their level and school routines. International students need more intensive and individualised programs to cover many of the aspects of studying not only in a new school but also a new education system and country, often without the support of parents. 

Would you like more information?

If you have any queries or require further assistance please contact the Enrolments Team on +61 3 9584 4211 or email

CIRCOS Code: 00323C

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