Varsity College

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​A warm and supportive environment where your child can flourish in confidence
  2. A focused curriculum and extracurricular activities that develop students to their maximum potential
  3. Exceptional teachers who are committed to excellence in the learning and teaching process​

Principal's welcome

At Varsity College we value the ideals of an international education. Our International Programs foster cultural understanding and personal development for our visitors and for our school community. Through our programs, we provide opportunities for students and staff to form life-long global networks.

Varsity College welcomes visitors from overseas destinations on both short-term and long-term programs. Our school community values the cultural heritage of other nations and is very interested in developing global networks of friendship, education and business.

We host study tours every year and welcome many international students. These students choose to study with us because of our diverse and innovative curriculum, as well as a school culture that is second to none.

Our Graduate program students find that our host families friendly and supportive, whilst their welfare is with the school. What does it mean to be under Varsity College's welfare? It means as the Executive Principal, I am your legal guardian for the duration of your study at Varsity College.

I welcome you to become part of our international family. We know that this will be a mutual rewarding experience that results in you achieving your desired goals.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Varsity College is a Prep to Year 12 school, which prides itself on a strong history of excellence within the academic, cultural, sporting and community pillars. Varsity College provides each student with a pathway for personal success and achievement that builds a foundation for a successful future.


Our rich and rigorous academic program ensures that students achieve outstanding results and graduate well prepared for life beyond school. Varsity College boasts 100% completion of Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), with 75% Year 12 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) eligibility.


Our students are given opportunities to showcase their talents in such events as eisteddfods, drama festivals, Artist in Residence workshops and community performances.


Our sporting development programs allow our students to advance in their chosen field, providing them with the foundation to excel as they become fitter, faster and stronger.


Our families, local community, and business and tertiary partners help us maximise the potential of each and every child through strong and committed relationships.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad
Primary School

Special programs

  • ASPIRE Excellence programs including:
    • Academy of Mathematics and Science
    • English and Social Science Academy
    • Cultural (music, drama, art and media)
    • Sporting (Athlete Development program, basketball, rowing, football, Australian Football League (AFL))
    • Chinese
  • Diploma of Business
  • One2One computer program (Years 4–12)
  • Ambassador leadership program
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) support team

Extracurricular activities

  • Debating, public speaking and mooting
  • Robotics
  • Orchestra, strings, stage band, choir and concert band
  • Inter-school sport
  • A range of extracurricular sporting options
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme
  • World Challenge program
  • Kokoda Challenge

School facilities

  • Specialist science laboratories and workshops
  • State-of-the-art learning centre
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Personal devices for all students (Years 3–12)
  • Film and television editing, stage sound and lighting facilities
  • Sports courts, 2 ovals and a gym

Tertiary pathways

  • Direct entry to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Diploma courses
  • Bond University, Griffith University (GU) and Southern Cross University (SCU) Student for a Semester
  • Certificate courses available in Construction, Automotive, Engineering, Crime and Justice


  • Mandarin Chinese (Prep–Year 12​

Homestay and accommodation

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

Last updated 29 May 2023