International Student Information

The National Theatre Schools are still accepting applications from international students for the 2022 intake. Whilst borders are closed, students can still apply for a place on their chosen course, and if successful, organise their visa in preparation for the resumption of international travel.

For further information, including course information, costs & additional fees, student visas, overseas health cover, uniform requirements, transport & accommodation in Melbourne, as well as the application process, please download our comprehensive Student Prospectus:

Ballet School:
Ballet Prospectus for International Students 2022

Drama School
Drama Prospectus for International Students 2021(PDF) *2022 coming soon


Please note course costs will slightly differ from those noted on the course pages for both the Ballet & Drama schools. 


20 Carlisle St, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia 3182

Administration Office            61 (3) 9534 0221

The National Theatre Melbourne is an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and approved by CRICOS to deliver training to international students. Your fees are covered by the Tuition Protection Service. Please read the full prospectus to ensure you fully understand your rights as an international student.

How To Audition

Step 1 – Complete the Audition Application Form (Ballet)  or Audition Application Form (Drama) with all relevant information that has to be provided for your course and pay the application fee.

Step 2 – If you are successful at this first stage, you will be advised of any further audition requirements. This will usually include a zoom interview where further details of the course and enrolment can be discussed.


Once a place has been offered students are required to provide the following documents and payments for the school to obtain the necessary paperwork for you to apply for your VISA:

  • Complete Enrollment Documents and return to the School
  • Provide a copy of your Current Passport
  • Pay the fee for Overseas Health Cover (amount as advised by the School)

The School Administrator will apply for your

  • Overseas Health Cover (if you wish for us to apply for it on your behalf)
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

both these documents will be emailed to you, so you can apply for your Student VISA.