Students from around the world join our diverse community in Melbourne. Wesley College welcomes 100+ international students from over 10 different countries across Asia and Europe.
Students choose Wesley because of its strong reputation, excellent academic results, outstanding student care, and tailored in house English Language Preparation Program.
Approximately one third of our international students reside in our contemporary boarding facility, Learning in Residence (Years 9 – 12). Many younger students choose to live with a local family in Homestay accommodation or reside with a parent or close relative situated in Melbourne.
We offer places for international students from Years 8 to 11. Typically, international students commence at Wesley College in Years 8, 9 or 10 and many undertake our in-house English Language Preparation Program before transitioning to mainstream schooling.
Wesley College is one of Australia’s top International Baccalaureate (IB) and Victorian Certificate of Education schools (VCE). Our comprehensive curriculum and balanced approach to education provides a variety of opportunities that encourage academic excellence and cocurricular learning.
Student’s individual interests are supported through a range of extension activities, including visual and performing arts, sport, music, outdoor education and community service.
Melbourne is home to several world-class universities for those who wish to continue their education in Australia. Each year, more than 50 per cent of Wesley College graduate cohort accept offers from The University of Melbourne and Monash University. Our graduates also accept offers at international universities, including Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Harvard and Yale in the United States.
Graduates from the College undertake a range of courses including medicine, law, commerce, politics, science and information technology.
The Melbourne Schools Partnership International
The Melbourne Schools Partnership International (MSPI) is a unique alliance between The University of Melbourne, the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Victoria’s leading independent secondary schools.
Each year, the program assists Wesley College to support their high achieving international students through:
- targeted on campus academic activities at the university
- sponsorship of school-based scholarly prizes for top achieving international students
- provision of tailored University course information to assist international students in their application for The University of Melbourne following their Year 12 studies.
How to apply
Applications can be made online. The admissions and enrolment process is outlined on the International Enrolment Process page.
Contact International Admissions
Our international admissions team is available to guide you and your family through the enrolment process and answer any questions.