The International Student Programme is a key part of internationalism at Mercedes College.

International Student Programme and Curriculum

At Mercedes, students in the Senior School can chose to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Both the IB Diploma and SACE will qualify students for Universities within Australia and overseas.

Academic Excellence

Mercedes College successfully blends traditional educational values of academic excellence with a pursuit of innovation in curriculum and a presence in the world of International education.

Specialised Learning Programmes

Mercedes College is an internationally minded world class school, providing a holistic education for individual students as we value each individual as unique.

We endeavour in assisting students develop their potential and prepare them to be global citizens.

Intensive English Courses for Mercedes College ISP Students

During the enrolment process, ISP students will be assessed by Mercedes College for their English ability. Further information about the standard of English required before entering mainstream classes is listed in the Enrolment Form.

For newly-arrived International Students and Local Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) students requiring some English Language skills before commencing studies at Mercedes College, the school recommends the South Australian College of English (CRICOS: 00094M).

SACE Adelaide

The South Australian College of English (SACE Adelaide) is located on Level 1, 47 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia. The campus is situated in the city centre only a five minute walk to the mall, shops, restaurants, public transport and beautiful parklands. Public transport into the city is frequent, reliable and easily accessible from most Mercedes College Homestays. Full time students are entitled to discounted fares.

SACE Adelaide is the oldest independent English Language school and has an excellent reputation. 

Homestay and Guardianship

While studying at SACE Adelaide, Mercedes College students will be under the guardianship of the Mercedes College Principal and will stay in Mercedes College Homestays, unless other suitable arrangements have been negotiated with the school.

Enrolment Process

The enrolment process requires the applicant to contact Mercedes College initially for enrolment at the school. If Mercedes College determines that the student requires English Language classes, the student or Education Agent will be informed that they will be contacted by SACE Adelaide to enrol the student into English Language classes in conjunction with the student’s application to study at Mercedes College

SACE Adelaide will contact the Education Agent or, if an independent enquiry, the student and their family directly, to enrol the student into the College. SACE Adelaide will issue an invoice and other required documents independently of Mercedes College.

During the student’s time at SACE Adelaide, they will be monitored by Mercedes College staff for academic progress and wellbeing. A student progress report will be forwarded to the Academic Adviser at Mercedes College every six weeks, with an end of term report to be forwarded every 12 weeks. The course length for each student will vary according to the progress made. English course lengths can vary from one to 35 weeks or more by negotiation.

Fees for SACE Adelaide:

Fees for the SACE Adelaide High School Bridging course are:
25 to 35 weeks: $405 per week
13 to 24 weeks: $410 per week
5 to 12 weeks:  $415 per week
Enrolment fee: $240
Materials fee: $12 per week

Further information about SACE Adelaide is available on their website or by emailing Additional information is also available from Mercedes College and on the Mercedes College website.

Other Important Information

Cricos Code: 00365D

For enrolment enquiries please contact:

Leeanne Moriarty
International Marketing Coordinator
P: +61 08 8372 3227

For curriculum enquiries please contact:

Kala Nathan-Thompson
International Academic Advisor
P: +61 08 8372 3235