Scotch College Adelaide values student excellence and diversity and seeks to recognise this through the provision of a number of scholarships each year.

Scholarships are awarded to encourage and recognise meritorious achievement and potential. Scholarships are offered at different year levels based on the assessment of specific criteria. Candidates are welcome to submit applications for more than one scholarship. However, if successful with more than one application, only the highest percentage awarded for an individual scholarship will be applied to the fee.

In most cases, scholarships at Scotch are from 25% remission of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment (except for the Personal Endeavour Scholarship which is 3 years duration). To view the full College fee schedule, please visit the fees page of this website. Scholarships do not include the one-off admission fee, payable on confirmation of enrolment into the College.

  • Scholarship applications for 2025 entry close on Friday 19 January 2024.


The Scholarship Process

Applications are made online by clicking the “Apply Now” button on this page. To complete the application form, applicants must include their two most recent school reports and complete a covering letter of application (written by the student). After receipt of applications, applicants will be shortlisted. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview, trial, or audition (in the case of Sport, Performing Arts, Music and Caledonian). Successful applicants will subsequently be offered a place in the College.

In lieu of a formal interview, Personal Endeavour applicants will be invited to attend a ‘Come & Try’ day at Scotch College Junior school wherein they will meet with the Head of Mitcham Campus, as well as participating in a classroom experience.

Successful applicants will be required to pay a $150 application fee plus $3100 enrolment fee ($2000 of which is redeemable against the first term’s school fees) to confirm their place.  Applicants who are not shortlisted for interview will not be charged any fee.

Scholarships Commencing in 2025

Students entering Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6 in 2025:

Students entering Year 7 in 2025:

Students entering Year 7, 8 or 9 in 2025:

  • Mugg’s Hill Mathematics Scholarship (external applicants only)
  • Caledonian Scholarship (external applicants only)

Students entering Year 9 in 2025:

  • Excellence Scholarships
    • Excellence Scholarship applicants should possess excellent skills in either sport, music, dance, drama and/or musical theatre. They should also possess additional qualities including, academic, demonstrated service and citizenship, leadership and also be diligent and positive contributors to their current school community.
  • David Freebairn Memorial Scholarship (external applicants, means tested)
    • This Scholarship will provide up to 100% remission of tuition fees, full remission of application and enrolment fees as well as provision for school uniform, books, stationery and laptop for a student entering in Year 9 in 2025 for a four-year period. This scholarship will be means tested as part of the interview process. Consideration will also be given to those from regional and rural Australia and/or an interest in pursuing a career or studies in Agriculture.

Students entering Year 10 in 2025:

  • Mugg’s Hill Mathematics Scholarship (external applicants only)
  • Scotch College Old Collegians Scholarship (for children and grandchildren of Scotch College Old Collegians)
  • General Excellence Scholarship (external applicants, means tested)
    • This scholarship, from the proceeds of the 2023 Annual Appeal, will provide provision for 100% fee remission, full remission of application and enrolment fees (currently valued at $3,250) as well as provision for school uniform, books and stationery, and laptop. Please be sure to review the expectations specific to this scholarship prior to application.This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student who would be unable to attend Scotch College without financial support. As such, this scholarship will be means tested as part of the scholarship process.

Scholarship Requirements and Expectations

Scotch College Adelaide values quality applicants who show outstanding personal values, leadership potential, cultural awareness, moral integrity, service, high achievement, social and emotional intelligence, a global perspective and what they may contribute to the College. All scholarships are reviewed annually. All scholarship holders must meet several agreed expectations if they are to continue to receive the award.

For more details about the general expectations of ALL scholarship recipients and the additional specific expectations for each type of scholarship, please review this document prior to application.

Scholarship Testing (ACER & EduTest)

Where noted, some scholarships require applicants to complete independent examinations. Academic Scholarship applicants will be required to complete the ACER examination, while Personal Endeavour Scholarship applicants are required to complete the EduTest examination.

EduTest Testing for Personal Endeavour Scholarships will be held on Saturday 17 February 2024. Applicants should register for EduTest testing:

EduTest testing candidates are asked to assemble in the Mitcham Campus Library, entering via the carpark on Muggs Hill Road, Mitcham (by the creek). Testing will commence at 9.00am. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided for all students along with the writing material required for the examination. At this time, parents are also invited to join a member of our Mitcham Campus leadership team for morning tea and a tour of the College once the examination has commenced. A Come & Try experience for applicants will be hosted on Monday 19 February 2024.

ACER Testing for Academic Scholarships will be held at Scotch College on Saturday 3 February 2024. Applicants should register for ACER testing:

ACER testing candidates are asked to assemble in the Drawing Room, Scotch College, Carruth Road, Torrens Park by 8.45am on the day of testing. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided for all students along with the writing material required for the examination. Parents are to collect their child from the Drawing Room veranda at the conclusion of the examination at 11.30am.

Tours and More Information

Scholarship applicants can register for a group tour of the College.

Scholarship applicants are encouraged to tour the College prior to submitting an application.

Director of Admissions
Carrie Cousar


08 8274 4209