Annual Scholarships

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Melbourne Grammar School offers three types of scholarships on an annual basis:

- Academic Scholarships

- Music Scholarships

- Boarding Scholarships

Please see the table below for selection criteria.

These scholarships are available to students who are already attending or enrolled at the School, and to new students.

Once awarded, the scholarship benefit is normally provided to the recipient until the end of Year 12.

Boys studying on a student visa are ineligible for Melbourne Grammar School scholarships.

A number of Access Scholarships are also available to those families who can demonstrate financial need. We welcome those who wish to be considered for any available Access Scholarships to please indicate so when applying.

For further information about our Scholarships program, please contact the Admissions Office on +61 3 9865 7569.

How to apply

Academic and Music Scholarships

Academic and Music Annual Scholarships are available to students entering Year 7 and Year 9. Applications for these scholarships close in January, one year ahead of commencement. 

Applications for Academic and Music Annual Scholarships for 2026 will open in November 2024. 

Boarding Scholarships

There is some flexibility in relation to Boarding Scholarships. Depending on the circumstances, applications for Boarding Scholarships may be received throughout the year. These may be offered from Year 7 to Year 11 students.

For further information about other available opportunities, please contact the Admissions Office on +61 3 9865 7569.

Interstate and Overseas Scholarship applications

For families located regionally, interstate or overseas who cannot sit the Scholarship exam, alternative arrangements may be organised. If you wish for this to occur, please apply through the remote testing link by Sunday 21 January 2024.

Scholarships offered on an annual basis

ScholarshipAvailable toBenefitSelection

Academic Scholarships

The School enjoys a proud tradition of academic excellence, and we are pleased to offer Scholarships for academically talented students

Years 7 and 9 Part remission of tuition feesApplicants sit the scholarship examination(s). Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the Headmaster.

Boarding Scholarships

Designed for students living outside of Melbourne with an academic, sports or leadership focus.

Please find more information here.

Years 7 and 9 boardersPart remission of tuition and boarding fees

Awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster to outstanding candidates based on the qualities and criteria outlined here.

Applicants are asked to sit an entry test or the scholarship examination.

Music Scholarships

Awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in music and musical performance.

Years 7 and 9 Part remission of academic tuition fees, and music tuition fees for one instrument 

Applicants sit the scholarship examination(s). Shortlisted students are asked to audition. 

At the audition applicants must perform two contrasting pieces. Non-pianists must perform at least one piece with piano accompaniment. Candidates will be asked to take sight reading and aural tests, and technical work may be requested

Minimum AMEB level, or equivalent, required at time of audition:

Year 7 entry

Brass: Grade 4

Strings: Grade 5

Woodwind: Grade 4

Piano: Grade 6

Year 9 entry

Brass: Grade 5

Strings: Grade 7

Woodwind: Grade 6

Piano: Grade 8

Note that the most outstanding Year 7 applicant for a Music scholarship will be offered the Hone Scholarship for Music. This scholarship involves full remission of academic tuition fees, and music tuition fees for one instrument.