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International Programs

Immanuel’s international connections are at the heart of the College’s internationalisation initiatives and our commitment to develop global citizens. We celebrate cultural diversity and enjoy global networking opportunities.

The diversity of our students’ backgrounds, contributes to creating individuals with a global outlook, comprehension of our rapidly changing world and their important place in it, concern for our global environment and an ability to understand each other with respect and compassion. Globalisation associated with increased mobility of people, technology, finance, knowledge and ideas is embedded in their future.

The College’s international outlook is underpinned by the curriculum, international student programs, in-and-outbound student and staff exchanges, study tours and the continuation of our longstanding sister school relationships.

International Students

Immanuel has always welcomed international students from all backgrounds, countries, religions and cultures who have chosen to study in Adelaide. The College is listed with the Commonwealth Government (CRICOS Provider Code 00362G) to deliver courses to overseas students who are enrolled on a full-fee paying basis in our registered programs. These students enter and stay in Australia on a 500 study visa administered by the Department of Home Affairs.

The College maintains strong links with the Immanuel community overseas through our international and Australian Old Scholars, parents of international students and other supporters of the College. Parents are always welcome to visit, tour the College and meet teachers. The Principal and senior staff regularly travel to Asia and Europe to meet with current and prospective parents and to celebrate the Immanuel community through Friends of Immanuel – International events.

International students (500 student visa) have rights enshrined in Australian law under the ESOS Framework. All students need to comply with the strict conditions of their visas while enrolled at the College.

Courses

Most Immanuel international students enrol initially for 20 weeks Intensive English high school preparation and when their English proficiency develops to the level required, will transfer to mainstream Middle or Senior School classes. Students with an assessed high level of English proficiency may enter mainstream directly. The majority of Immanuel international graduates aim for and succeed in proceeding to tertiary education courses of their choice in Australia or overseas.

CRICOS Registered Courses at Immanuel:
– Junior Secondary Intensive English and Study Preparation (CRICOS Course Code 043519B)
– Junior Secondary Studies Years 7–10 (CRICOS Course Code 052966D)
– Senior Secondary Studies Years 11–12 (CRICOS Course Code 004780A)
– ELICOS Preparation for Secondary Studies (CRICOS Course Code 045371A)

The College offers a specialised program preparing students for secondary studies, generally of one semester for long term students needing full-time Intensive English development. This includes orientation to Australian teaching and learning and academic skill development before entering their mainstream year levels. Classes are conducted on campus in the Immanuel ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) Centre. Students are able to observe some suitable high school classes and integrate into selected mainstream subject classes in their final term in the ELICOS Centre.

Direct Entry students receive a comprehensive orientation program to Australia and Immanuel College prior to commencing studies.

Entrance Requirements

Applications for enrolment must include the completed Application for Enrolment – International Student Form. Original or certified copies of the following documents must accompany the application form:

  • Academic reports for the previous two years, including the most recent report
  • Results of any public examinations
  • Letter of Recommendation from current school
  • Photocopy of passport
  • One colour photograph less than three months old
  • English Language proficiency testing results*

A recognised English language test and entry interview must be completed prior to an offer of enrolment. This can be undertaken in the student’s home country through the Australian Education Assessment Services or an alternate recognised English proficiency testing organisation (*AEAS, IELTS, TOFEL Junior). Entry interviews will be conducted either face to face or online by College staff.

Applications for will not be considered without this documentation.

The Enrolment Process

For all enquiries, please contact International Admissions on international@immanuel.sa.edu.au

1. Application
Complete Application for Enrolment form and return, accompanied by all documents listed above.

2. Assessment of Application
College staff will assess the application based on the information provided. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an entry interview.

3. Formal Offer of Admission
If the student is accepted for admission, the College will send an Enrolment package including a Letter of Offer.

4. Acceptance of Offer and Payment of first Fee Instalment
The signed Acceptance and fee payment must be returned before the enrolment can proceed.

5. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and Welfare (CAAW) documents (if relevant) will be issued.

The student can now proceed to visa application.

Accommodation and Welfare

Immanuel College accepts unaccompanied students under 18 years of age. College-approved accommodation is required for all students who are not living with their parents, legal guardians or a Department of Home Affairs approved relative. International student accommodation is provided in the on-campus Boarding facilities or with carefully selected Australian families registered with the Australian Homestay Network. Homestay and Boarding often lead to lifelong friendships with fellow students and families from very diverse backgrounds.

International Student Services at the College ensure the successful transition of international students to the Australian curriculum and further tertiary education. Services include a specialist ELICOS Centre, Orientation programs, English language (EAL) classes in mainstream timetables, Careers and Further Study programs. Specialist international student EAL out-of-hours tutoring, support from multilingual staff, specialist Counselling staff, and a dedicated International Student Support team.

Policies and Procedures

For our Student Handbook and the full range of policies including the Refund; Accommodation and Welfare; Transfer; Course Credit; Attendance, Course Progress; Deferring Suspending or Cancelling Student’s Enrolment, Grievances and Appeals please contact International Admissions on international@immanuel.sa.edu.au.