Scholarship Options

Academic Scholarships Available for students entering Years 7 and 11 in 2021.
Music Scholarships Available for students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2021.
Visual Art Scholarships Available for students entering Year 7 in 2021.
Sporting Scholarships Available for students entering Years 7 in 2021.
All Rounder Scholarships Available for students entering Years 8 to 11 in 2021.

A child's future is shaped by their experiences today. School is a pathway that determines what they do, where they go and how they get there. A Newcastle Grammar School Scholarship can provide your child with an opportunity to further develop their education and talents and thrive in the future.

Every year, Newcastle Grammar School offers the opportunity for outstanding young students to apply for a Scholarship. As part of the Scholarship Programme, the School hopes to be able to offer a student who may not otherwise be able to attend Newcastle Grammar School the opportunity to be part of our School community.

Scholarships take the form of part remission of tuition fees and are only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Scholarships offered by Newcastle Grammar School for 2021 enrolment are listed below.

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How To Apply

Registrations for 2021 scholarships are NOW OPEN!


Applications are invited from internal students and students not currently enrolled at Newcastle Grammar School. Every student regardless of the Scholarship they are applying for must sit the Academic Scholarship Examination. Students currently on a scholarship at Newcastle Grammar School may not reapply. It is a requirement that an Application for Enrolment at Newcastle Grammar School be placed prior to any scholarship offer being offered. All students for entry in 2021 are required to attend the Open Day (March 2020) as part of the Newcastle Grammar School Open Day.

Application Fee for external students not currently at NGS

An application fee, for external students not currently at NGS, of $300.00 is required to be paid online directly to Academic Assessment Services. The Scholarship Application Fee also covers the required Application for Enrolment at Newcastle Grammar School. An application fee, for internal students currently at NGS, of $300.00 is required and we will refund $150 to your account after your child has completed the scholarship test, as you have paid the application fee to NGS separately.

Length and Tenure of Scholarships

Scholarships are subject to an annual formal review by the School in the light of progress, performance and attitude of the holder. It should be noted, however, that holders of Scholarships could normally expect the Scholarship to continue for the remainder of their education at the School (or whatever other period for which the Scholarships have initially been offered).


Step 1: Register for the Academic Assessment Services Examination

Students who wish to apply for a Scholarship must apply for the Academic Assessment Services examination by the closing date and sit the Scholarship examination. Click here to apply for Scholarships Online and pay the Application Fee.


Step 2: Application for Enrolment to NGS

Once you have registered for the AAS exam, external candidates are to upload via link provided the following Application for Enrolment with a copy of the last 2 school reports and most recent NAPLAN results. After the Application closing date we will contact you to confirm the examination day procedures. The examination will be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2020, commencing at 8.30am.


Step 3: Open Day Attendance

Register and attend NGS Open Day held on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 (non NGS candidates and their parents only).


Step 4: Academic Scholarship Test

Sit for the academic scholarship test. All applications regardless of the scholarship they are applying for must complete the test.

After the examination, a short list of applicants will be devised in each of the years and disciplines and these applicants will be invited to the School for an interview with the Deputy Head of School or Head of School.

Initial short listed applicants should be notified in June 2020. A letter will notify unsuccessful candidates as soon as possible after all offers have been made.



Step 5: Accept the Offer

Accept the scholarship, if offered, and pay the non refundable Enrolment Fee.

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