Applications are currently closed and will re-open for 2022 in November 2020.

Geelong Grammar School takes great pride in its music programme and the encouragement that its Music Scholarships have been able to give to talented musicians over the years. As well as developing their solo work, Music Scholars are members of appropriate ensembles, which include instrumental and choral groups.

We offer Music Scholarships for:

• Corio Campus – New students entering Years 7, 8, 10 and 11
• Corio Campus – Current students entering Years 7, 8 and 10
• Timbertop Campus – New and Current Students entering Year 9


Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa, who are entering the relevant year level. Full-fee paying students or Temporary Residents are ineligible to apply.

Minimum practical standards are required. Applicants must have completed the AMEB level or its equivalent on one of the instruments shown below by the end of the year prior to entry.

Instrument  Year 7  Year 8  Year 9  Year 10  Year 11 
Violin, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Guitar  5 6 6 6
Brass, Percussion, Bassoon, Oboe, Double Bass, Cello, Viola  4 5  5  6
Pipe Organ 1.
 See   Below    
Piano 2.  6 6 6 6

1. Pianists presenting for organ scholarships, with little or no experience on organ, may audition on piano
2. Must also be fluent on a second instrument

Successful applicants must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship (PDF 282KB)


Each year the School awards a number of Music Scholarships of up to 50% of the tuition and boarding fees. The actual percentage offered depends on the audition, coupled with the musical needs of the School.

Awards of over 50% are made in exceptional circumstances. In such cases, parents will be asked to complete a financial assessment form.