International Applications

How to apply

If you are an international student and want to study at Box Hill Institute, we can guide you through the enrolment process.

Note: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

Become a Box Hill Institute student

in 3 steps

There are 3 steps to become an international student with us and our team will be there for you with any questions or to guide you through your application.

Find the steps outlined below and if you have any questions, call or email our International Student Office.

Call the International Student Office on +61 3 9286 9425 Contact the International Student office

Step 1. Check admission requirements

Each Box Hill Institute course has its own entry requirements. Each course listing in this guide provides you with details on eligibility, selection criteria, study mode and how to apply.

Academic Requirements

Completion of secondary studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 is generally required for admissions to most courses at Box Hill Institute. Some Certificate courses may be entered after completion of secondary education at year 11/10. Special entry for mature aged students is also available and will be considered on the basis of past secondary study, employment skills or work experience.

English Language Requirements

All Box Hill Institute courses have specified English language requirements.
If needed, you can undertake our English language intensive courses for overseas students (ELICOS) which is designed specifically for students intending to study at Box Hill Institute.

For more information regarding English Language Requirements, please see table below.

Additional Admission Requirements

Some courses may have additional entry requirements, e.g. presentation of a portfolio of designs for Fashion, Design and Art courses, or an audition tape or DVD for Creative Industries courses.

Computer literacy is recommended for all courses as computer use may be expected for researching and writing assignments. For more information, please see courses for International Students

Before you apply, please check that you understand the Requirements of Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)/Genuine Student (GS) status and overall compliance with the student visa conditions.

Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for visa application process and eligibility criteria under the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF).

Step 2. Submit your application

There are two ways of applying for a course at Box Hill Institute:

  1. Apply direct to Box Hill Institute through the application form
  2. Application through: 
    • our authorised representatives in your country (see the link below to locate a representative in your country).
    • most Australian Education Centres.
    • Box Hill Institute booth at education exhibitions.

Submit the application form and the required documents:



Box Hill International
Box Hill Institute
465 Elgar Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128

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Step 3. Accept your offer

About Your Offer

The Letter of Offer may include conditions.

Unconditional Offers

If there are no conditions, secure your place by accepting the offer as soon as possible.

Conditional Offers

If there are conditions, all conditions stated in the Letter of Offer must be met before accepting the offer. You are required to show evidence that you have met these conditions, for example: results of IELTS test, etc.

Acceptance of Offer

  • you must read the Refund Policy and the Student Agreement Form with Box Hill Institute which accompanied the Letter of Offer.
  • you must return the signed copy of the Student Agreement with Box Hill Institute either by email, mail or fax.
    (NOTE: Fees will not be accepted until we have received the signed copy of the Student Agreement with Box Hill Institute)
  • pay the Course Fees and the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), as stated in Letter of Offer, by bank cheque, credit card or telegraphic transfer.
  • you must read and understand the Important Information About Your Letter of Offer document find in the section here.

Please remember to include your Date of Birth and Name if payment is via telegraphic transfer.

Obtain Your Pre-departure Package and Student Visa

After your acceptance documents have been received, Box Hill Institute will send you:

  • your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) for application of your student visa.
  • Box Hill Institute’s Online Student Arrival Guide containing information on pre-departure and living in Australia information about accommodation and airport reception arrangements. Please submit the Accommodation and Airport Transfer Request Form a minimum of seven (7) working days prior to your arrival date.
  • you will need to apply for your student visa through an Australian diplomatic mission or one of Box Hill Institute’s representatives.

English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Entry to Box Hill Institute’s academic courses is based on English proficiency and your academic record.

To improve your English, you can undertake courses in general and academic English, designed specifically for intending students at Box Hill Institute or any other TAFE institute in Australia.

Download the ELICOS Brochure

English Language Requirements 

To find out what English Language level is required for your course, see the guide below

Course LevelIELTS^TOEFL IBT^^Pearson Test (PTE)Cambridge English Advanced (CEA)OET
For entry into most Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma Courses5.57146 (With no communicative skill score less than 42)162-168Minimum Score of D in each of the four components
For direct entry to most Associate Degree
and Bachelor Degree courses
(with no band
score less than 5.5)
(with no communicative
skill score less than 50)
169-175Minimum score of C in each of the four components
For Graduate Diploma and Master Degree
(with no band
score less than 6.0)
(with no communicative
skill score less than 58)
176-184Minimum score of C in each of the four components
For Bachelor of Early Childhood Education7.0
(with no band
score less than 7.0)
(with no communicative
skill score less than 65)
185-190*Minimum score of B in each of the four components
For Diploma of Nursing*7.0
(with no band
score less than 7.0)
(with no communicative
skill score less than 65)
Not accepted by ANMAC^^^Minimum Score Of B In Each Of The Four Components

^ International English Language Testing Systeym (IELTS)

^^ Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

^^^ Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

*Please see the Nursing & Midwifery Board English Language Requirements



International Student Application Form

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Applicant GTE Checklist

As part of the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement, we require additional information from prospective students applying to study with us.

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Information about Letter of Offer

Download the Important Information About your Letter of Offer document.

Intention to Accept

Before submitting your payment, you will need to send us the Intention to Accept & Financial Declaration form.

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Intention to Accept

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Payment Information Form

There are a few different methods of payment to pay your tuition fees.

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Payment Information

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Airport Transfer & Accommodation Request Form

Upon arriving in Melbourne, you can organise for an airport transfer using the Airport Transfer & Accommodation Request form.

Note: your request must reach the International Student Service (ISS) office a minimum of seven (07) days before your arrival to Melbourne.

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Airport Transfer

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Refund Policy

Learn more about our International Student refund policy and download the Application for Refund form below.

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Refund Policy

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ELICOS Students

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

There will be an English language test and orientation session before your course begins. New students need to go to the Foundation Studies Reception (Box Hill Campus - Nelson) at 9.00am on the start date indicated on your offer letter. You will meet other students who are starting ELICOS and we will give you directions for enrolment and take you to the room where you will sit your language test. Please bring your passport.

You will then start your 1½ day orientation program. You will find out your timetable and class start time for the first day of classes. As part of the orientation we will walk around the campus. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a coat and an umbrella if it is cold or wet.