Life as an international Student

From Britain, the Middle East and Asia to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, students from around the world have been immersing themselves into life at TAS for more than 60 years.

A regional school with a global outlook, TAS welcomes international students and makes every effort to ensure they become fully integrated into the school community, well equipped to explore and experience the life of the school and more broadly, Australia. Most of our international students in recent years have come from Hong Kong, South Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. The main intakes are at the start of the school year in late January, or at the start of Semester 2 in July.

The TAS Language Centre provides intensive English Language courses to ensure students have a level of English proficiency that allows them to successfully undertake and complete their studies. The program combines intensive study of the English language, as well as English as it applied to general school subjects. While studying at the English Language Centre, our overseas students mix with Australian students in activities as part of the academic, cultural, sporting and social life of the school.

International students are under the guardianship of their boarding Housemasters, who will ensure the provision of a safe and caring environment for them. Other staff members who support Housemasters in this role include the Overseas Student Registrar, Director of Pastoral Care, School Counsellor, English Language Centre teacher and Chaplain.

All students from non-English speaking backgrounds applying for entry to Year 10 or below will be assessed individually based on their current school reports. Students wishing to enter Year 11 should complete an English language proficiency test achieving a score of 61- 70 band Upper Intermediate in the AEAS Test, or a score of 5.5 in the IELTS (Academic) test.

There is no academic selection test for enrolment to TAS.

To learn more about enrolling at TAS as an international student, click here.