International Students Admission at St George's School

'Being in Houldsworth has been an amazing experience for us both. Because there is such a variety of nationalities here we have had the opportunity to meet and befriend girls from every corner of the globe. The small and family-like community we have in Houldsworth allows us to bond and really get to know one another, no matter what our age or background. Boarding has also taught us how to be more responsible and caring of others. Similarly we have always felt completely supported by one another throughout our time here.' Anna and Eilidh, U5. Read more comments about boarding.

International students form an important part of the St George's community, and we welcome girls from all over the world in all year groups. They bring with them a diverse range of cultures, which greatly enhances the overall culture of the school.

Application Process for International Students 

Prospective families who are not able to visit the school are contacted via a Skype conversation.

Applicants are expected to complete entrance tests comprising two papers, assessing language and mathematical ability. Places are allocated on the basis of performance in these assessments and evidence from a school report. 

Applicants whose first language is not English sit an additional written assessment to ascertain whether their English is at a sufficient level for accessing the curriculum. No places are offered if the applicant is unlikely to reach this level before joining the school. English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teaching support is offered at an extra cost.

A deposit of £3,000 is payable when a boarding place is accepted.

UK Resident Guardians

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. 

Students from outside EEA 

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. Pupils wishing to live in the UK under the Tier 4 Child Student route should inform the admissions manager at the time of application and follow the appropriate advice.  Visit the Home Office website.

University education in Scotland for students from the European Union

Free tuition in Scotland is currently available for EU students enrolling as a student at a university in Scotland. Students are admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students. They retain this status for the duration of  their studies and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

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