Geelong Grammar School takes great pride in its music programme and the opportunity 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 in 2021
• Corio Campus – Current students entering Years 7, 8 and 10 in 2021
• Timbertop Campus – New and Current Students entering Year 9 in 2021


• Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa, who are entering the relevant year level.
• 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 7
Brass, Percussion, Bassoon, Oboe, Double Bass, Cello, Viola  4 5  5  6
Pipe Organ 1.
 See   Below    
Piano 2.  6 6 7 8

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).


Opening Date: Wednesday 20 November, 2019
Closing Date: Friday 14 February, 2020
Musical Audition Date: Friday 21 February, 2020
Scholarship Testing Date: Saturday 22 February, 2020


Students are required to attend an audition and sit an academic exam at the Corio Campus, as per dates above.

Alternative examination arrangements can be made for students who live in remote, interstate or overseas locations and auditions may be conducted via Skype.

During auditions, applicants will:

• Perform two contrasting pieces or movements on their principal instrument and perform one piece on their second instrument (if applicable).
• Perform technical work on their principal instrument.
• Take tests of aural awareness and sight reading.
• Instrumentalists must provide their own accompanist.

Note: If a student currently holds a scholarship at another school, this should be disclosed at the audition.


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.


STEP 1: All applicants must complete the online application form and provide supporting documentation. A non-refundable fee of $50 is required for each application

STEP 2: Students must complete an audition and interview at the Corio Campus, or by Skype on Friday 21 February, 2020.

STEP 3: Students must sit an academic examination on Saturday 22 February, 2020. Registration must be completed via the Edutest link. Performance in the academic exam is not the basis for selection, but will provide an understanding of the learning needs of your child. Examinations will take place at the Corio Campus, or alternate examination locations may be arranged through Edutest (our examination provider) for remote, regional or interstate applicants.


An outline of the supporting documentation and information to be provided with the Music Scholarship application can be found here. (PDF 285.3KB)


1. Please register for the academic examination via this Edutest link
2. Please register for the Music Scholarship by going to

• If you are a current GGS parent, please login using your GGS login id
• If you are new to the school, you will need to create an account to start your application