Scholarships and bursaries

From the Principal

The Scots College is one of Australia's leading independent day and boarding schools. Scots is a learning community where academic rigour, personal integrity, humour and hard work are equally encouraged. We are a school community of high expectations. At the same time, we are devoted to helping students develop intellectual, physical, spiritual, artistic, and personal interests. Our strong emphasis on leadership preparation, constructive service and personal fulfilment combine to challenge and inspire students to reach new levels of inquiry, understanding and achievement.

We strive to equip our students so that, on leaving school, they possess the skills and values necessary to make a positive contribution to society as responsible adults, while the camaraderie and friendships that are built over the years of attendance at Scots stay with the boys for their entire lives.

The College Council awards each year a number of Academic and Music Scholarships. Based on our Presbyterian and Christian foundation, it has and will continue to be Council's aim to help students whom, without our support, might not be able to avail themselves of the opportunities offered by our College.

The Council also understands that financial considerations may prevent boys from sharing the experiences that we offer. In response to these considerations the Council also offer a number of bursaries, primarily for those parents facing financial hardship.

This following information describes the various awards and application processes. If you have any queries about its contents, please contact the Admissions Office on +61 2 9391 7668. Thank you for your interest in The Scots College's Scholarship and Bursary program.

Dr Ian PM Lambert
BA, Grad Dip T, MA, PhD, MACE

Scholarship Information

  • Year 7 2016 Academic and Music Scholarships (open to current Scots families and new enrolments)
  • Years 8-11 2016 Academic and Music Scholarships (open to new enrolments only)
  • Applicants for both 2016 Academic and Music Scholarships will be required to sit the ACER Scholarship test on Saturday 28 February 2015 at The Scots College.

The 2016 Scholarship Registration is now open with an Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) on-line Registration Link. Please click here to register. The cost of registration is $150.00.

  • Year 7 please register for Examination LEVEL 1 (open to current Scots families and new enrolments)
  • Year 8 please register for Examination LEVEL 1 (open to new enrolments only)
  • Year 9 or 10 please register for Examination LEVEL 2 (open to new enrolments only)
  • Year 11 please register for Examination LEVEL 3 (open to new enrolments only)

Please download detailed information regarding Scholarship categories for the 2016 Academic Year from the following documents.

Applications close on Monday 9 February 2015.

*This document contains specific audition criteria for those applying for a Music Scholarship.

The College reserves the right to means test every applicant.

For Academic Scholarship enquiries please email

For Music Scholarship enquiries please email

Bursary Information

In Order to apply for a Bursary all applicants must have completed the enrolment process and have been offered and accepted a confirmed position at the College for the 2016 academic year. Applications for Bursaries for the 2016 Academic Year opened on Monday 15 September 2014 and close on Friday 20 February 2015.

Bursaries are means-tested. They are available to boys entering Years 7 to 11 and provide remission of Tuition and/or Boarding Fees. They differ from Academic Scholarships and are awarded upon consideration of broader criteria.

These Bursaries are based on a combination of financial need, leadership qualities, academic performance, interview and co-curricular abilities. In particular, country boys who are able to make a positive contribution to the life of the College are encouraged to apply. Please download detailed information regarding Bursaries from the Bursary Information document.

All Bursary applications must include the following completed documents in order to be considered:

For Bursary enquiries please email

Indigenous Education Scholarships

Please contact Mr Jonathan Samengo, Executive Officer, Indigenous Education, 0411 549 409 or email


For information on fees, please contact Admissions on +61 2 9391 7668 or

Online Fee Payment

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