Scholarships and bursaries

Our range of scholarships and bursaries celebrate aspiration and achievement, and foster access and diversity. We know the tangible difference that this kind of support can make to a student’s future.

Our scholarships seek to recognise the talents of very able students. Bursaries provide opportunities for students who may not otherwise be able to join us.

Entrance scholarships are available to students starting in Year 7 and Year 9. These include Academic, Music and Boarding scholarships. These scholarships are available to both current and new Melbourne Grammar School students.

We also offer dedicated bursary places for Indigenous students.

Once at the School, there are also many internal scholarships, bursaries, prizes and awards that recognise specific achievement or need.

Applying for a scholarship or bursary

Applications for Academic and Music scholarships normally close in January one year ahead of commencement. There is some flexibility with application dates for Boarding scholarships and Indigenous bursaries.

Applications for 2020 Academic and Music scholarships are now open (with 2020 being the year the student would enter Year 7 or Year 9).

Apply now

Applications for 2020 scholarships will close on Friday 1 February 2019. The scholarship examination will be held on 8.30am Saturday 9 February 2019. All scholarship applicants are required to attend Melbourne Grammar School on the test day in order to be able to complete the additional assessment task. Further information is outlined on the application page. 


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