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.

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. This means that, for students entering Year 7 or Year 9 in 2024, applications close in January 2023.

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.

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.

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

How to apply

Academic and Music scholarships

Applications for 2023 scholarships are now closed. 

Boarding scholarships

There is no closing date for Boarding scholarship applications. Applications for Boarding scholarships are considered throughout the year. These may be for entry into the following year, or to years beyond.

However, applications for Boarding scholarships through our Annual Scholarships program are now open.  Apply here.

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

Scholarships offered on an annual basis

Scholarship Available to Benefit Selection

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 fees

Applicants sit the two scholarship examinations. 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 boarders Part 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 two scholarship examinations. 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.