Music scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in music and musical performance.

  • New students into Year 10 and 11 in 2023
  • Current students into Year 10 and 11 in 2023
  • Must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa.
  • Minimum practical standards are required to be considered for a Music Scholarship. 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
    Please note: GGS does not award vocal music scholarships.

    Student selection is based on audition and interview, in combination with academic examination results.

    Successful candidates will be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School, respecting the philosophy and rules that govern the School.

  • Up to 50% of the tuition and day or boarding fees; may vary depending on the individual.
  • Awards of over 50% are made in exceptional circumstances. In such cases, parents will be asked to complete a financial assessment form.
  • The scholarship awarded applies to the relevant Geelong Grammar School tuition and day or boarding fee, but not to uniforms, private lessons, textbooks, excursions, sundry charges or other personal items.
  • Auditions are in February, prior to the academic examination.

    Support of an accompanist, where required, is arranged by the School on the candidate’s behalf and will incur a fee of $50. Details of payment will be provided by the Music Department.

    Where circumstance prevents a live audition (preferred), a remote audition will be made available through Zoom. Candidates undertaking a remote audition through Zoom will need to use an external USB condenser microphone (high quality) and will need to ensure that both ‘high fidelity mode’ and ‘stereo mode’ are enabled. Further details will be provided by the Music Department.

    Location: Corio Campus

    Alternative locations may be arranged by contacting our examination provider (Edutest) directly +61 3 9014 1411.

    Please note: should testing be unable to be held on Campus due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will be advised of alternative arrangements via the Admissions Office, Corio.

  • Applications open: Monday 1st November, 2021
  • Applications close: Friday 4th February, 2022
  • Auditions: February 2022
  • There are two steps in the application process that must be completed before the closing date.

    STEP 1:

    Register your child for the academic exam via this link. Please keep a record of the Edutest Reference Number, you will need this for Step 2.


    STEP 2:

    Complete the GGS enrolment application form via this link. You will be asked to provide the Edutest Reference Number provided at the time of registering for the examination.

    Upon receipt of your application, an Admissions staff member will email you with a form that your child must complete which outlines their major achievements and contributions to date. This must be returned in order for your child to be considered in the shortlist.

    Following the examination and audition, shortlisted candidates are invited to an interview (via Zoom) with the Admissions Manager and Heads of School.

    Interviews will occur in April; all candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as practical.

    Music Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found here.