International Students

St John’s Catholic College is a multicultural community and a registered CRICOS Provider (00466K), having a long history educating International Students from around the world.

Current International Students come from a range of countries, including: Indonesia, Timor Leste, China, India, Thailand, Philippines, Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Papa New Guinea. In addition, the College has a multinational and multilingual Faculty supporting our International Students.

The College is an ‘English language instruction’ school, and supports International Students from a non-English speaking background through our Intensive English Unit.

International Students are supported by the International Coordinator who works with families regarding enrolment, travel, visas, health insurance, education, pastoral care and communication.

The College’s international program is regulated and supported by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments and is subject to the National Code and visa conditions as required of International Students in Australian Schools.

International Students are placed in either the Intensive English Unit or mainstream classes. Students undertake an initial placement assessment to determine their level of English language proficiency and assigned class.


Study NT Scholarships are provided by the Northern Territory Government to promote international students to study in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Scholarships will reduce the tuition for the student’s first year or semester of study, the scholarships will be valued at $5,000.

To apply for a scholarship please complete a Study NT Scholarship application form here - Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarship program

Full terms and conditions available on the Study NT website.

Why Study in Darwin? 

  • A dynamic and progressive city with a population of 135,000 people.
  • A warm tropical environment with world famous national parks, beaches and markets.
  • Home to a diverse and friendly international community from more than 145 different countries with 32% of the population speaking a language other than English.
  • Darwin is Australia’s gateway to Asia with direct flights to Dili, Denpasar, and Singapore.
  • Educational institutions offering high quality Australian qualifications in a safe, friendly community.
  • Darwin has many internships, work placements, casual and part-time employment opportunities.

Application for Enrolment Process

Step 1  Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Application for Enrolment and accompanying documentation submitted (student/family)

Review of Application and Enrolment Interview (if granted) (College)

Letter of Offer sent
(if accepted)

Upfront payment of Application Fee, Tuition, Levies and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Issuing of Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW)

Step 6 

Step 7 

Step 8 

Step 9 

Step 10 

Application for Student Visa (student/family or Education Agent)

Visa granted and supplied to the College
(student/family or Education Agent)

Documentation confirmed

Travel arrangements (student/family) College to be informed

Commencement of the student at the College

Mrs Ann Tan

International Coordinator
B.A. Master of SE Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Education

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