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Holiday Application Rules

Student Visa holders may take leave (e.g. a holiday) during the term of their visa, subject to their visa end date.

Students will receive an email advising whether the leave is approved.

Students must have a current attendance of 80% or above to be granted a holiday.

Students must apply at least 2 weeks before their chosen holiday start date.

Holiday leave is taken in whole week blocks from Monday to Friday.

Changes to holidays cannot be made once the holiday has started.

Students must ensure their holiday leave is granted before arranging travel such as buying flight tickets.

Holiday leave is subject to approval to SCE and may not be granted to students in selected courses (Cambridge Preparation and EAP).

It has to be a Monday!
It has to be a Friday!

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We are sad to announce that due to the impact of COVID-19, Sydney College of English is no longer delivering classes. As of Monday 1st June 2020, all current students transferred to IH Sydney where they will continue in the same course of study. SCE staff are still available to assist with any queries until Friday 26th June 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact our team at


As a proud member of the ELICOS community in Sydney since 1987, SCE has been an influential place in the lives of the many staff and students who have been a part of the school over the years. As a place of education and growth, SCE strove to fulfil its mission: “to provide an environment in which students of any age are given the support to become capable, confident communicators who flourish and have successful lives as they continue to learn and develop their skills.” We have been touched by the heartfelt comments that we have received from past students and staff about their time at SCE and would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the life of the college over the years. Quality, experience, success and personalised care have been at the heart of SCE and we are confident that these values will live on in the students and staff. We are proud of everything we have achieved and wish everyone who has been a part of this journey, the very best for the future.