International Students

International Boarding

Armidale has a population of 29,000. Our city offers a variety of cultural and sporting facilities in a regional setting. With four distinct seasons – from crisp winters to warm summers, colourful autumnal shows and energetic spring weather Armidale is a city of beauty and diversity. Located approximately half-way between Sydney and Brisbane, Armidale offers easy access to both cities. A six hour drive will take you to either Sydney or Brisbane with the Armidale Regional Airport providing daily air services to Sydney. Flights to Sydney take approximately one hour. Access to the NSW North Coast is easy, with several roads connecting Armidale to the major coastal centres of Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Byron Bay in just a few hours.

Facilities in place to support the special needs of international students include:

  • Orientation programs for new students prior to commencement of Term 1 of the school year.
  • A meet and greet service at Armidale Regional Airport for arrivals and departures.
  • Cultural and national group support may also be available through student groups associated with the University of New England (UNE).
  • Recognition of, and provision for, special dietary needs in catering for boarders.
  • Academic Support is available upon request, or where required.

PLC Pathways

PLC Pathways is a residential English Language Intensive Course of Study (ELICOS) program for international students for up to 12 months of study. It provides exceptionally high quality teaching and cultural training, preparing students for lives of significance in a new context. Pathways is a boutique English language and cultural familiarisation program owned and operated by PLC Armidale, within two school campuses in two different locations: PLC Armidale for girls and Scots All Saints College, Bathurst, for boys. It is for Middle School aged international students, and provides pathways to further Australian education.

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Applying to study

Some parents prefer to use an agent who speaks their own language and is familiar with the required procedures. Agents may charge a fee for additional services. PLC Armidale accepts applications from all agents, but may not pay them a commission, unless they are official agents of the College. Non-official Agents are welcome to discuss future opportunities with the College. 

CRICOS Provider code – 02295G

ESOS – Education Services for Overseas Students

For more information on Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS), please click here for the latest fact sheet.

English as a Second Language

Many overseas students find English a challenge when they first begin in Australia. To support our overseas students, an intensive course of study in English as a Second Language (ESL) is provided on-campus. Girls gather with a small group of other students for specialist tuition along with spending time in the classroom, where relationships can be forged with other students, offering the best of both worlds as they settle into their new environment.