Academic scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional academic potential who demonstrate excellence across a broad range of disciplines.

To be eligible for an Academic scholarship at Geelong Grammar School, applicants must be:

  • a new student entering into Years 9 or 10, or
  • a current student entering into Years 9 or 10.

Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa.

Successful applicants must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship.

Student selection is based on academic examination results and, if shortlisted, subsequent interviews.

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 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 day or boarding fee, but not to uniforms, private vocal or instrumental lessons, textbooks, excursions, sundry charges or other personal items.

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
  • Scholarship examination: Saturday 19th February, 2022

There are two steps in the application process that must be completed before the closing date.


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.


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.

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

Shortlisted candidates may also be considered for the Richard James Chester Guest Memorial Scholarship, a means-based award to the value of 100% fee remission (awarded for the payment of tuition, day or full boarding fee). This award is for a student entering Year 11 in 2022 with exceptional academic potential in Mathematics and Science, who could not otherwise attend the School without financial assistance. The Admissions Manager will approach families if their child is deemed a suitable candidate.

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

Academic Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found here.