International Students

International Students

Australia is one of the most sought after travel locations and an ideal location for experiencing a formal education. For those who decided to combine travelling experiences with completing a degree in Australia, the experience remains long after returning home.

The program at Campion College is modelled on Catholic institutions overseas and is thus the natural choice for Catholic liberal arts college students wishing to complete part of their studies abroad. For those students interested in studying overseas for a longer period of time, it is also possible to enrol in our three-year Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.

International students contribute to the quality of the intellectual and social life of Campion College, by adding to the diversity of ideas and cultural activities. Owing to the fact that the student community at Campion College is tight-knight, international students to come to know the student body very well. Campion College welcomes international students from everywhere around the world.

Click here to download the International Student Guide

Click here to complete the Application Form


Important information for New Zealand citizens

New Zealand citizens are entitled to study at Australian tertiary institutions without requiring a student visa and will be charged domestic student fees rather than international student fees, however they are not usually eligible for Australian student loans. Please refer to the admission guidelines for domestic students by clicking here. Additional guidelines can also be found at the bottom of this webpage.


Study options for international applicants

Individuals who are currently enrolled in an overseas tertiary education institution may apply to study abroad at Campion for one or two semesters.

Individuals currently enrolled in an overseas higher (i.e., tertiary) education institution should email study@campion.edu.au to discuss their academic background and obtain a copy of the Study Abroad Application Form.

International applicants are eligible for admission to Campion’s three-year Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. Unfortunately it is not possible for international applicants to enrol in the Diploma of Liberal Arts or Diploma of Classical Languages.

See below for further information on the admission process.


Admission Process

Admission Flow Chart International

For international students, the minimum qualification standards for entry to the Bachelor of Arts include:

  • Certain overseas senior secondary qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate, GCE A Levels, or the New Zealand Bursary; or
  • One or more full-time years of study in a degree course from an overseas university in one of the following countries: American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada (excluding Quebec), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe; or
  • One or more full-time years of study in a degree course from an overseas university in a country not listed above, provided the minimum requirements for English-language proficiency are met.

The minimum required qualifications must have been completed within the five years prior to enrolment at Campion.

Entry to all Campion courses assumes proficiency in English.  Applicants who have completed an educational qualification in a language other than English have to provide proof of proficiency in English through one of the following:

  • Satisfactory completion of secondary schooling in Australia;
  • Completion of an appropriate level VET course in Australia;
  • Successful completion of a recognised English Language Bridging program;
  • Successful completion of studies equivalent to secondary school or higher outside Australia where English was the medium of instruction;
  • A test result at an appropriate level of achievement from a recognised English language test such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or CULT.

Please consult the table below to see the minimum scores, both total and individual, that Campion College accepts in the IELTS and TOEFL:

Please note:

  • The Dean of Studies of Campion College Australia reserves the right to request from an international applicant, as a necessary part of the applicant’s application process, more than one of the above-listed kinds of demonstration of proficiency in the English language.
  • The Dean of Studies of Campion College Australia reserves the right, in the case of an international applicant who has successfully completed, outside Australia, studies equivalent to secondary school or higher, where English was the medium of instruction, to request from the applicant, as a necessary part of the applicant’s application process, an additional kind of demonstration of English proficiency from among the above-listed kinds. The Dean may request, for example, a test result at an appropriate level of achievement from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • The Dean of Studies of Campion College Australia reserves the right to withhold a Letter of Offer from an international applicant even if the applicant meets one or more of the criteria for English proficiency listed above. The fact that an international applicant meets one or more of the criteria for English proficiency listed above does not guarantee that the applicant will receive a Letter of Offer.

Applications to study at Campion are made directly via the College website here. We do not charge an application fee.

Click here to complete the application form.

As an international applicant, you must provide certified copies of all the required documents when you submit your application. A certified copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been endorsed by an authorised authority who states that it is a true copy of the original document. Authorised authorities include Justice of the Peace/relevant legal authority, police officer, accountant, minister of religion, medical practitioner, legal practitioner or school principal.

1. Proof of citizenship
Copy of passport or birth certificate or citizenship certificate

2. Proof of previous studies/transcripts

3. Proof of English language proficiency
Copies of your Academic IELTS results or other recognised English test results

4. Written Statement
A 1000-word reflective piece outlining your reasons for seeking a place at Campion OR a 1000-word analytical piece demonstrating your ability to construct an argument.


These documents should be uploaded with the online application form. Once
we receive your application, we will be in contact to schedule a 15-minute interview with one of our staff via phone or video call. This is the final component of your application.


If your qualification documents are issued in a language other than English, you must also provide a copy that has been translated to English and submitted by an official and accredited translator or a person of authority at the issuing institution.

After you have submitted your application and completed the academic interview, the Admissions Officer and Dean of Studies will process your application. If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer detailing next steps. You will then be required to complete the online Enrolment Form to finalise your enrolment.


Additional Information

Semester start dates, exam periods and study vacations can be found here.

International students are required to pay tuition fees and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SAAF). Current fees and information on payment terms are available here.

Information regarding accommodation options and rates can be found here.

In cases where a student has prior learning that is related to assessable components of a Campion College course, the College gives such a student the opportunity to apply for this learning to be credited towards the Bachelor of Arts.

Forms of prior learning include previous study from recognised tertiary organisations, relevant work or life experience or courses undertaken outside a recognised tertiary education organisation.

Applications will be assessed by the Dean of studies and notified of the outcome of their application within 10 working days

Campion College and the Australian Government want overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2018. For more information, go to: www.dese.gov.au/esos-framework

A student who has been extended a Letter of Offer may apply to defer their enrolment until a nominated time, (maximum one year) without requiring the student to re-apply for the course.

Leave of Absence/Suspension of Enrolment
A student who takes leave of absence cancels their enrolment in all units of study for the duration of their approved leave. A student may only apply and be granted a maximum of one year of leave. Note that Leave of Absence may affect visa requirements.

Withdrawal/Cancellation of Enrolment
Students may choose to withdraw from
a course of study at any time. A student may also have their enrolment cancelled if they fail to meet the conditions of their International Student Contract, including for student misconduct or for unsatisfactory course progress resulting in academic exclusion or for supplying false and/or misleading information in their application. Forced suspensions or cancellations may be appealed. Voluntary and forced withdrawals may affect visa requirements.