Scholarships

Somerset College offers academic, general excellence and music scholarships every year for children that excel, have a love of learning and are enthusiastic to embrace the co-curricular life offered at the College.

Scholarships are available for entry into:

  • Year 7
  • Year 10
  • Year 11

Somerset College scholarship testing is conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Registration and payment for scholarship applications can only be made online by following the link on this page, available from November 2021.

Each year, Academic, Music and General Excellence Scholarships will be awarded. All applicants will complete the Academic Scholarship application and the testing associated with this. Additional applications for General Excellence or Music need to be lodged as well. There is no charge for these additional applications.

Scholarships offered by Somerset College will usually provide for a remission of the tuition fee of between 25% and 75%. All other fees and charges are payable by the scholarship recipient’s family.

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of secondary education, providing the student makes satisfactory progress and meets the College’s expectations regarding involvement and commitment to supporting the College values.

Important Dates

Key dates for scholarships will be updated here. Applications for Scholarships for 2022 have now closed. Registrations for the 2023 programme will be available from November 2021.

In applying for and accepting a Scholarship to attend Somerset College parents and students undertake to support the rules, regulations and programmes of work of the College, as they may be determined from time to time and to be responsible for the payment of fees and charges should the application be successful.

Please note that Somerset College reserves the right to recover any financial assistance provided for a student if the recipient leaves the College, other than because of relocation, before completing Year 12.

Only students who are Australian Citizens or have Permanent Residency are eligible to apply.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the College and the College’s decision is final.

Academic Scholarships

Students entering Years 7, 10 and 11 in 2023 will be able to apply for a scholarship from November 2021.

Academic Scholarship recipients will have demonstrated a high standard of academic achievement and it is the College’s expectation that the students will continue to do this. In addition, scholarship recipients will be expected to contribute to the Somerset College community with enthusiasm and commitment.

Selection will be based on academic merit and will consider the results of the AAS testing, school reports and information supplied by the applicant at interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

Scholarships are awarded at the Headmaster’s discretion and any remission of fees applies to the tuition fee only.

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the student’s Senior School education at Somerset College provided the recipient continues to be fully involved in College activities and meets all expectations. This forms part of the agreement signed between the parents and the College.

Applicants will be required to provide the following documents at the time of online registration:

  • A copy of the student’s most recent school report
  • A copy of the student’s most recent NAPLAN results
  • Details of the student’s other co-curricular activities at school or in the community (volunteer work, leadership positions held etc.)
  • Photo ID
General Excellence Scholarship

Students entering Years 7, 10 and 11 in 2023 will be able to apply for a scholarship from November 2021.

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who achieve excellence in areas such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. Applicants are assessed on the outcome of the testing completed, supporting reports and their submitted Curriculum Vitae.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

Scholarships are awarded at the Headmaster’s discretion and any remission of fees applies to the tuition fee only.

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the student’s Senior School education at Somerset College provided the recipient continues to be fully involved in College activities and meets all expectations. This forms part of the agreement signed between the parents and the College.

Music Scholarship

Students entering Years 7, 10 and 11 in 2023 will be able to apply for a scholarship from November 2021.

Music Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who sit the academic testing followed by a music test – theoretical and aural. 

Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate an ability to play one or more of the following instruments: Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, lower brass instruments, lower Saxophones, Double Bass and Drum Kit.

Applicants are also assessed on their submitted Curriculum Vitae.

Following the testing the Director of Performing Arts will invite a number of students to audition with their preferred instrument.

Scholarships are awarded at the Headmaster’s discretion and any remission of fees applies to the tuition fee only unless otherwise specified.

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the student’s secondary education provided the recipient continues to be fully involved in College activities and meets all expectations. This forms part of the agreement signed between the parents and the College.

When applying online, applicants will be required to upload the following:

  • AMEB certificates
  • Supporting material providing specific details of the applicant’s musical experience and achievements.
  • Years studying the instrument
  • Examinations passed
  • Performance highlights