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At The Geelong College we welcome scholarship applications from students who will make the most of the opportunities offered at Geelong College, and who can make a positive contribution to our community.

Each year we offer Academic, Boarding and Music Scholarships from Years 7 to 11, and encourage diversity and excellence at the College through this program. Means tested scholarships and scholarships for Old Collegians are also available, and from time to time we offer other scholarships. Those available for 2020 are outlined below. When you register for the scholarship exam you will be given a range of options to select so that we can consider you for the appropriate scholarships.

The fee remission offered to each candidate (other than where stated in the scholarship descriptions) is at the discretion of the Principal and will take into consideration the scholarship exam results as well as current school performance and the candidate's community, sporting and personal achievements. Students from regional areas are encouraged to apply for scholarships in addition to boarding (ie academic, music etc).

All candidates* for 2020 scholarships must sit an examination facilitated by Edutest at The College on Saturday 16 February 2019. A College presentation, morning tea and tours for parents will be available during the test.

Supporting documentation (most recent school report and NAPLAN results) will be required should a candidate be offered an interview. Applicants will be advised of the requirements when arranging the interview.

Some scholarships are for students who would otherwise not be able to attend the College for financial reasons and are therefore means tested If you indicate on the application form that you would like to be considered for a means tested scholarship you will be asked to provide financial details with your supporting documentation. Applicants will be advised of the requirements when arranging the interview.

Music Scholarships:

The College has a vibrant music program offering individual lessons and ensembles of high standards across a range of instruments and musical styles. Music Scholarship recipients will be offered full remission of instrumental tuition fees on one instrument and part remission of academic fees, the amount of fee remission offered to each candidate is at the discretion of the Principal. For more information on Music Scholarships click here.

Other Scholarships for 2020:
Howard Hitchcock Design and Creative Arts Scholarship

The Howard Hitchcock Design and Creative Arts Scholarship offers a Term’s fees remission for two years to a promising visual artist or designer entering Year 11. All applicants are required to submit a folio (of no more than 10 works) which will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of a range of appropriate trialling and development of potential ideas in an artistic medium. Ample evidence of the applicant’s ability to think on a broad and innovative basis.
  • Use of imagination as evidenced in the folio of work. There should be signs of innovative exploration of ideas.
  • Level of skill that is displayed in the folio of work. Evidence of fine motor skills in one or more mediums.
  • Evidence of personal art responses, concepts and/or observations. Depth of interest within the subject as evidenced in the folio of work.

In addition, students will be asked to:

  • Write a short essay of 500 words. The question will be – Discuss the ways in which your interest in the Design and Creative Arts has developed over recent years.
  • Write a short statement of their future intentions in relation to Design and Creative Arts.

Please submit your clearly labelled folio with written submissions attached to the Admissions Manager at 138 Noble St Newtown.

Performing Arts Scholarship

The Performing Arts Scholarship offers 40% fee remission for a student entering Year 10 to a promising student who wishes to further their development across the Performing Arts. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to school productions, a range of performances, and to generally contribute to the life of the school. All applicants will be required to prepare an audition and portfolio of achievements and undertake an interview at The Geelong College early in Term 1 following the scholarship test.

  • The audition should showcase various attributes and may include acting, dancing, singing or the technical aspects of production and should go no longer than 10 minutes. If preparing a musical number and backing is required, it must be supplied by the applicant.
  • The portfolio should contain any awards, interests or achievements in the field of performing arts, and can include stage and lighting designs and or costume designs. This should be brought to the audition with you.
  • Applicants will undertake a short interview at the conclusion of their audition to discuss their areas of interest and proficiency and their future goals.

All external applicants must sit the scholarship test and provide their most recent school report and NAPLAN results in one PDF document emailed to Applicants will be notified of their audition details once these documents are received.


Apply now, applications close on Friday 8 February 2019. Scholarship exam and tours Saturday 16 February 2019.

Registration for candidates is online through Edutest. Please follow this link to the Edutest site to apply for a scholarship.

  • Sharing of test results- If you have an enquiry regarding the sharing of test results with another school please contact Edutest on +61 3 9014 1411
  • All external students applying for music scholarships are required to sit the academic scholarship test as well as audition. Current Geelong College students will only be required to audition. Auditions take place after the academic testing.
  • All external students applying for the Howard Hitchcock Design and Creative Arts Scholarship are required to sit the academic scholarship test as well as prepare a portfolio and respond to the selection criteria.
  • All external students applying for the Performing Arts Scholarship are required to sit the academic scholarship test as well as audition, present a portfolio and undertake an interview.
Practice tests:

Practice tests are available from Edutest here. These tests cover Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Mathematics and are suitable for students from Year 6 to Year 10 (current Year Level). The scholarship exams also include a Written Expression component which is not replicated in the practice tests.

For further information about scholarships, please email our Admissions team at or call (03) 5226 3156.