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Scholarships and Bursaries

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

The College also understands that financial considerations may prevent boys from sharing 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.

This following information describes the various awards and application processes. If you have any queries about its contents, please contact the Admissions Office on admissions@tsc.nsw.edu.au

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 Principal


Scholarship Information

Scholarships Offered at The Scots College: 

  • Year 7 2022 Academic Scholarships– Level 1 (open to current Scots families and new enrolments)
  • Year 7 2022 Music Scholarships – Level 1 (open to current Scots families and new enrolments)
  • Year 10 2022 Academic Scholarships - Level 2 (open to new enrolments only)
  • Year 10 2022 Music Scholarships – LeveL 2 (open to new enrolments only)

Information regarding Music Scholarship applications for 2022 are below: 

Applicants for all 2022 Academic and Music Scholarships at the College will be required to sit the ACER scholarship examination on Saturday 27 February 2021 from 8:30am to 12:00pm. The location of the examination will be confirmed closer to time, based on up to date COVID-19 health advice.

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.

Music Scholarships are awarded as a result of the ACER CSTP test, interview and audition.


Registrations for Year 7 and Year 10 2022 Academic and Music Scholarships open on Tuesday 29 September 2020 via the ACER website.

Applications close Monday 8 February 2021.


For Academic Scholarship enquiries please email admissions@tsc.nsw.edu.au
For Music Scholarship enquiries please email music@tsc.nsw.edu.au

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


RM Farquharson Bursary Information

In order to apply for a Bursary at The Scots College all applicants must have completed the enrolment process and have been offered and accepted a confirmed position at the College for the 2022 academic year.

2022 Key Bursary Dates

The closing date for the 2022 RM Farquharson Bursary is Friday 26 February 2021.

Information and forms regarding Bursary applications for 2022 are below:

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.


For bursary enquiries, please email fees@tsc.nsw.edu.au.

Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries

The Indigenous Education Program at The Scots College offers 20 scholarship positions in the Senior School with three openings each year in Year 7.  
To apply for an Indigenous Scholarship, download the application information. The $500 registration fee does not apply to Indigenous applicants.
The Indigenous Scholarship Application closes annually on 1 June.
For more information on Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries, contact Mrs Baressa Frazer, Head of Indigenous Education at b.frazer@tsc.nsw.edu.au.


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