Current Offering

Each year, the College awards a number of Academic and Music scholarships. It is our aim to help students who, without our support, might not be able to avail themselves of the opportunities offered. We also understand that financial considerations may prevent boys from sharing in the experiences that we offer. In response to these considerations, the College also offer a number of bursaries, primarily for those parents facing financial hardship.


Applications for Academic and Music Scholarships in 2022 at The Scots College are now closed.

In September 2021, applications will reopen for the 2023 Academic and Music Scholarships at the College.

The scholarships currently offered by The Scots College are:

  • Year 7 2023 Academic scholarships – Level 1 (open to current Scots families and new enrolments)
  • Year 7 2023 Music scholarships – Level 1 (open to current Scots families and new enrolments)
  • Year 10 2023 Academic scholarships – Level 2 (open to new enrolments only)
  • Year 10 2023 Music scholarships – Level 2 (open to new enrolments only)


In order to apply for a bursary at The Scots College, applicants must have completed the enrolment process, and have been offered and accepted a confirmed position at the College for the upcoming academic year.

Students can apply for the following bursaries:

  • RM Farquharson Bursary
  • The Scots College All-Rounder Bursary
  • Boarding Bursary
  • Indigenous education bursaries.


Applicants for all 2023 Academic and Music Scholarships at the College will be required to sit the ACER scholarship examination in February 2022 at The Scots College Senior School Campus, Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill.

The examination is conducted as part of the Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP) administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).

Academic scholarships may be full or partial scholarships and are awarded as a result of the ACER CSTP test and interview. Music scholarships are awarded as a result of the ACER CSTP test, interview and audition.

Download further information about the:

Indigenous Scholarships

Bursaries are means-tested. They are available to boys entering Years 7 to 11 and provide exemption of tuition and/or boarding fees. Bursaries are based on a combination of financial need, leadership qualities, academic performance, interview and co-curricular abilities.

Download detailed information regarding bursaries below:

General Tuition and Boarding Bursaries.

For bursary enquiries, please email

The 2022 RM Farquharson Bursary application is now closed. The 2023 RM Farquharson Bursary will open for applications from 1 September 2021.


Registrations for Year 7 and Year 10 2023 scholarships at The Scots College will open in September 2021 via the ACER Website Registration Link.

Registrations for 2023 scholarship applications will close in February 2022.

Applications for boarding bursaries for 2022 remains open. Please discuss with the Assistant Head of Senior School, Mr Kevin Brennan at before completing an application form.


For Academic Scholarship enquiries please email

For Music Scholarship enquiries please email

For more information on Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries, contact Ms Justine Kolliou, Coordinator of Indigenous Education, at

For ACER Scholarship Registration enquiries please contact the ACER Parent Helpline on 1300 768 952.

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