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Key dates for our 2026 scholarships are listed below:

Registration Opens: Friday 1 November 2024

Registration Closes: Monday 25 January 2025

Academic Scholarship Assessment Test: Sunday 2 February 2025

The Academic Scholarship Assessment Test will be held across two sessions on Sunday 2 February, boys will be allocated to attend one of the session times.

Sydney Grammar School offers up to 20 academic scholarships every year, for boys entering Form I (Year 7). Scholarships are awarded at 90% of the tuition fees only. We do not offer scholarships for entry to Form II (Year 8) - Form V (Year 11) or at our Preparatory Schools.

We are looking for bright, engaged boys with a love of learning, a curiosity about the world and a passion to get involved in the wide range of co-curricular activities we have on offer. Boys who are enthusiastic about learning and reading, and want to get involved in as many things as possible, might find Grammar to be the school for them.

Some of our scholarships are outright awards, others are means-based. Means-based scholarships are specifically set aside for candidates who would be unable to afford the normal tuition fees (currently $45,987 per annum).

The scholarship selection process involves boys sitting our assessment tests (English and Mathematics). Boys who perform well in the tests will be invited back to the School to participate in one of our Activities Days (scheduled for Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 February 2025). Boys who show promise on these days will be invited for an interview. At the conclusion of the interview stage, successful candidates will be awarded a scholarship. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email as early as possible. The scholarship selection process will conclude by the end of Term I, 2025.

The Assessment Test results, and interview are evenly weighted; both forming the criteria for selection. Academic coaching is not necessary; in fact, we strongly discourage it. Our tests are set and marked by the School; they are designed to reflect a boy’s current academic ability and as such, we do not provide past papers. All boys wishing to sit the Academic Scholarship Assessment Test will need to be present at College Street, remote sitting is not permitted.

Should you have other Scholarship enquiries, please email Tara Rennie at

Music Scholarships

Each year we offer a range of music scholarships (both full-fee and means-tested) to boys with outstanding musical talent entering Form I (Year 7). In making the awards, we take into consideration a boy’s performance on an instrument at audition, his results in the School’s Academic Scholarship Assessment Test and his character.

Music Scholarship Application are now closed.

For further information, please contact the Music Department on 9332 5895 or email

Dr RB Malpass

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