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 Bursaries
  • Boarding Bursary
  • Indigenous Bursary


Scholarship Process

Applicants for all 2023 Academic and Music Scholarships at The Scots College are required to undertake the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Examination on Saturday 26 February 2022 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

The ACER scholarship examination is scheduled to be held at The Scots College Senior School campus, Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, however, due to COVID-19 precautions, the examination venue and conditions will be confirmed with applicants closer to the date.

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

Academic Scholarships may be full or partial scholarships and are awarded as a result of the ACER examination and interview.

Music Scholarships may be full or partial scholarships and are awarded as a result of the ACER examination, interview and audition. Please click here for more information regarding Music Scholarships.

Academic and Music Scholarships at The Scots College are leadership positions. Scholars must demonstrate a deep commitment to their academics through a top ranking in the ACER examination results, strong performance in the interview and a portfolio of achievements and passions. Please note that the ACER examination is set above current year level curriculum, and strong NAPLAN and classroom results are not necessarily an indicator of performance in the ACER examination.

ACER examination results will be communicated by ACER to registered families on Friday 8 April 2022.

Download further information about the:

Indigenous Scholarships

Music Scholarships

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

Download detailed information regarding bursaries below:

General Tuition and Boarding Bursaries.

Bursary applicants are required to complete and send to the College:

For bursary enquiries, please email

The 2023 RM Farquharson Bursary application is now open. Applications close on Monday 28 February 2022 for the 2023 intake. Applicants will be notified in May 2022 whether their application has been successful.

Boarding Bursaries, The Scots College All-Rounder Bursaries and Indigenous Bursaries may be applied for at any time.


Registrations for Year 7 and Year 10 2023 scholarships at The Scots College will open on Tuesday 28 September 2021 via the ACER Website Registration link.

An Application Fee of $120 per student is payable.

Registrations for 2023 scholarship applications will close on Monday 7 February 2022. Late applications cannot be accommodated.

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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