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Students from many different countries have chosen to study at The Cathedral School. International students are welcomed into the school community and are immersed in classes and boarding life with children from many different backgrounds and experiences. The Cathedral School offers CRICOS Registered Courses specific to Primary, Middle and Senior school students.

The blend of cultures within the school community encourages tolerance and understanding between people from different nationalities and provides a broader global perspective for all.

Some of the countries represented at present are Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Europe.

The international students comprise only five per cent of the school population, so they rapidly develop their English language skills and adapt to the Queensland education system and the Australian way of life.

After completing high school, students can go on to study at universities in Australia or overseas. Past Cathedral students are currently studying in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville, while others have completed their studies and are now engaged in successful careers.

Download a copy of our international brochure in your language.

International Student Guide


Immerse yourself in the rich and diverse experience of The Cathedral School, Townsville through our exceptional International Programs. Discover the wonders of studying abroad in Australia with our unique range of programs, ranging from one term to an entire year. Whether you’re seeking a long-term academic adventure or a short-term cultural immersion, we have the perfect program for you.


Entry Requirements

The Cathedral School will consider enrolment applications from students wishing to apply for a Student Visa, subject to compliance with minimum requirements and conditions set by the School, and with legislative requirements of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia, including any requirements to undertake extra tuition to learn English to meet the English language proficiency standard needed to enter mainstream classes.

Country, Age & Year Level Conversions

The Conversion Guide is for students coming from Canada, China, New Zealand, Thailand, UK, USA, or Vietnam.

How To Enrol

To apply for international enrolment at The Cathedral School, please follow these steps:

Step 1

Fill in the Application for Enrolment online. Upload passport, school reports, English test, diagnosis, and medical reports. Pay a non-refundable Application Fee ($300 AUD). The application is reviewed and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview via video link.

Step 2

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer, Written Agreement, and Invoice. To accept, sign, and return the Written Agreement and pay the nonrefundable Confirmation Fee within 14 days.

Step 3

The school will issue CoE, CaaW, and OSHC Policy.

Step 4

Apply for a student visa and once received send through a copy of the Visa Grant Notice. A complete enrolment package will be sent prior to commencement.

Step 5

Arrive at Townsville Airport on Boarders' Travel Day. Free airport transfer available. Attend Orientation.

International Boarding Student Scholarship


To celebrate the return of International students post-COVID The Cathedral School is offering International Boarding Student Scholarships. Scholarships are open to International Boarding Students commencing at Cathedral in Years 7 to 10 in 2024, enrolled in either Study Aboard or CRICOS registered Courses.

An International Scholarship Student is considered an exceptional scholar of good character. It is expected they will make a notable contribution to the school community. As a recipient of an International Boarding Student Scholarship, students are required to maintain a high commitment to their studies and participate broadly in the school program in order they maximise their opportunities.


Education Agents

Students applying to enrol at The Cathedral School may deal directly with the school registrar or may use the services of one of our approved education agents.

List of approved agents

AAS Education Consultancy
Sam Kwong
Room 1708, Grand Plaza Office Tower Two, 625 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, HONG KONG
Recruiting in: Hong Kong & China

AISE Japan
Yoshinori Someya
Zenkwen Plaza B1F, 1-4-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinkuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Recruiting in: Japan

Aston Education
Dahlia Leng
5th floor Office Plus @ Wanchai 303 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HONG KONG
Recruiting in: Hong Kong & China

Avenue To Success Co., Ltd.
Nhi Tran
Level 6, 55 Truong Quoc Dung Street, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
Recruiting to: Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia

AZY Education International
Lin Oscar Wang
Suite 1102, Elite Building, 17 Fuzhong Road, Futian, Shenzen, CHINA 518026
Recruiting in: China

Duc Anh Overseas Study Advisory & Translation Company Limited
Ms. Nham Thi Hong Lu
54-56 Tue Tinh Street Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi, VIETNAM
Recruiting to: Vietnam & Laos

Eduzania Consultant
Mr Sutheetutt Vacharaskunee
1179 Soi Ladprao 94 Plubpla Wangtonglang, Bankok, THAILAND 10310
Recruiting in: Thailand

High School Australia/Australian Experience
Anne Stewart
234 Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills QLD 4069 AUSTRALIA
Recruiting in: Europe

International Experience
Kevin & Thomas Gillner
Amselweg 20, 53797 Lohmar, GERMANY
Recruiting in: Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Spain

ISEC Taipei
Sally Huang
5F, No. 206, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Road, Da’an District, Taipei City 106, TAIWAN
Recruiting to: Taiwan

Nexis Japan Co Ltd
Kyoko Takahashi
202, Hakuun Bldg 2-2-23, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Shi, Osaka, JAPAN
+81 6 6456 3061
Recruiting in: Japan

Nigelle Business
DiDi Berthelsen
U66/16 Toral Drive, Buderim, QLD, 4556
Recruiting to: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan & Germany

PNG Education
Sauni Ogomeni
PO Box 2100, Burleigh Waters, QLD 4220
Recruiting to: Papua New Guinea

Time Study Pty Ltd
Jaehyunn Lee
Suite 804, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Recruiting to: South Korea & Australia