Overseas Students

Ruyton Girls’ School has an outstanding reputation for excellence in educating girls. This reputation is founded on strong academic results, quality wellbeing programs and high levels of participation in co-curricular activities. The School is well known for its exceptional culture, with a clear focus on personalised learning and the attainment of personal best for each student.

Ruyton has a long history of educating girls from different countries and cultures and Ruyton welcomes applications from overseas students. We recognise and respect the different cultural and linguistic backgrounds of our overseas students and encourage them to share their cultures with the School community.  



Ruyton accepts girls from overseas for entry into Years 10 and 11.  All enrolment applications need to be made in consultation with the School’s Director of Admissions. Please note that due to high demand, places at Ruyton are limited. 

At the time of application, Ruyton will request student information including citizenship documents (birth certificate and passport), academic documents (school reports, AEAS report) and medical documents (immunisation records, medical action plans). 

Students applying for entry must demonstrate satisfactory progress at school as evidenced by at least the immediately previous two semesters’ reports (translated into English). Students applying for entry are required to have English language proficiency appropriate to the level of entry sought. Students from non-English speaking backgrounds are required to submit  AEAS test results with their application

All enrolments are subject to Ruyton’s terms and conditions as detailed in the Overseas Student – Enrolment Agreement.



Overseas students enrolled at Ruyton who are not residing with a parent on a guardianship visa or a relative approved by the Department of Home Affairs, are required to have a Local Support Person appointed to them for the duration of their enrolment. The appointment of a Local Support Person must be arranged through Ruyton’s approved provider. 

All overseas students, regardless of age, must have their accommodation arrangements approved by Ruyton.  This includes homestay arrangements as they are subject to strict oversight by the School. 

Ruyton has a zero tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse. More information regarding Child Safety at Ruyton can be found here.



Information about our learning programs is available here:

●      Senior School 



Ruyton has several policies for overseas student and their families.  Please read these using the links below:

●      Course Progress and Attendance Policy  

●      Complaints and Appeals Policy  

●      Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation of Enrolment Policy 

●      Student Welfare Policy 

●      Accommodation Policy 

●      Student Transfers Policy



Ruyton is bound by the National Code of Practice of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2019 (2018 National Code) and the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) Guidelines under the registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS No. 00336J) to protect Overseas students.

The laws regulating international education in Victoria are:

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Commonwealth)
  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Victorian)
  • National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018

Further information about studying in Australian can be found on the Australian Government Study in Australia website.

or via this fact sheet.   

For further information regarding VRQA services please visit the VRQA website.


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