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Established in 1996 on the banks of the Brisbane river, Shafston has grown to be the largest college of its type in Australia with over 60,000 students having attended since its inception.


Where else in Australia (or the world) can you study in a truly unique riverfront campus, with the lifestyle and 5 star facilities you would expect at a major university? Only at Shafston!

  • A proven academic system
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Vibrant, cosmopolitan, college lifestyle
  • On-campus, 5 star student accommodation

Shafston offers one of the widest range of programs in Australia including preparation classes for all the major English exam systems.

Brisbane CaMPUS

The impressive riverside campus at Kangaroo Point is situated on five acres of beautifully landscaped and maintained lawns and gardens.

Gold coast Campus

Shafston Gold Coast is located in the centre of Southport, just minutes from Surfers Paradise and some of the best beaches in the world.


Shafston is one of Australia’s largest providers of Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses along with IELTS and TOEIC.


With your choice of on-campus, homestay and share house accommodation, Shafston gives you the opportunity to enjoy the full experience of living in Australia.

How to Apply

You can apply for Shafston courses online, by clicking the Apply Online button on the right navigations bar, or by visiting one of our partner agencies near you.

Campus Life

Shafston has entered into partnerships with agencies from all around the world to allow students a point of contact in their home country.