George’s is proud to host students from all around the globe,
positioning our UK boarding school as a leading international school.
students form an important part of the St George's community, and we
welcome girls from all over the world in all year groups from the age of
If you are interested in joining our school as an
international student, please get in touch with our Admissions team for
more information about how we can go through the admissions process with
you remotely via conference call or in person at the school.
Applicants are expected to complete entrance tests assessing English language and mathematical ability.
for whom English is a second or another language also sit an ESOL
(English for speakers of other languages) assessment to ascertain
whether their English is at a sufficient level for accessing the
curriculum. Places are allocated on the basis of performance in these
assessments and evidence from a school report.
English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teaching support is
provided at a range of levels and individually and in small groups.
With our experience and expertise in teaching English to non-native
speakers, St George’s is a popular choice for international students who
want to improve their English and earn ESOL certification (IELTS)
through living and studying in a friendly, home-from-home environment in
This programme is for International
students who are 15 – 16 years old (Year 11) for whom English is not
their first language, and who want to experience life in a highly
regarded girls’ school in Edinburgh.
All international students with parents who live overseas require a
UK resident guardian preferably living in the local area. The guardian
acts on behalf of parents in the UK, looking after students during half
term and weekend holidays. We must be able to contact the guardian in an
emergency. We can provide details of reputable guardianship agencies.
Due to UK visas and immigration regulations, students are required to
show the school their passports. All pupils must fulfil UK visas and
immigration regulations for study in the UK. We require all applications
for visas to be made with Newland Chase(firstname.lastname@example.org), a firm of immigration specialists. An additional cost will be incurred for this service.
If you’re from Hong Kong and are a British national (overseas) you
and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas)
visa. This is known as a BNO visa. It allows you to live, work and study
in the UK. For additional information on the cost and requirements of
the BNO visa route, please refer to the UK Visa and Immigration website.
There are direct flights from Beijing to Edinburgh via Hainan Airlines.
Live and Study in Edinburgh
international families specifically choose Edinburgh as their
destination for their children's education, seeking an English-speaking
European country with excellent transport links. They are drawn to
Edinburgh's reputation for safety, friendliness, and the exceptional
quality of life it offers.