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 2024 entry closed on Friday 20 January 2023.


The Scholarship Process

Applicants may apply for up to two of the available scholarships listed below. 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 upon confirmation of place. Applicants who are not shortlisted for interview will not be charged any fee.

Scholarships Commencing in 2024

Students entering Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6 in 2024:

Students entering Year 7 in 2024:

Students entering Year 9 in 2024:

  • Excellence Scholarship

Students entering Year 7, 8 or 9 in 2024:

  • Mugg’s Hill Mathematics Scholarship (new First Nations applicants only)
  • Enrichment Scholarships (Caledonian [external applicants only], Music, Dance or Performing Arts)
  • Boarding & Tuition Scholarship

Students entering Year 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2024:

  • Foundation Scholarship (new students only, subject to means testing)

Students entering Year 10 in 2024:

  • Mugg’s Hill Mathematics Scholarship (new First Nations applicants only)
  • Boarding Scholarship
  • Scotch College Old Collegians Scholarship (for children and grandchildren of Scotch College Old Collegians)

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 a number of 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.

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 at the conclusion of the examination at 11.30am.

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.

Tours and More Information

Scholarship applicants can register for a group tour or contact us via email or on 08 8274 4209 to arrange a private tour of the College.

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

Families wishing to meet with the Principal are welcome to do so at any stage during the application process, and are encouraged to book a separate interview by contacting us via email.

Director of Admissions
Carrie Cousar


08 8274 4209