Newcastle Grammar School offers the opportunity for outstanding young students to apply for scholarships in such areas as Academics, Music, the Arts, Sporting and All Rounders. Secondary Years scholarships take the form of partial remission of tuition fees and are available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Scholarship places are reviewed each year.

As part of our Scholarship program, 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. Applications for 2024 enrolments have now closed; watch this space for the next round of scholarships.

Current opportunities

Applications for 2025 enrolments are now closed. 2026 opportunities will be announced soon.


  • Applications are invited from internal students and students not currently enrolled at Newcastle Grammar School. All applicants, regardless of the Scholarship type must:
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Students currently holding a NGS scholarship cannot reapply
  • Register for and sit the Academic Assessment Services (AAS) examination.
  • Complete an NGS Application for Enrolment (Non NGS students only)
  • Attend an Open Day, except for existing NGS students.

Specialist scholarships may have additional eligibility requirements including auditions or portfolio submissions. View the details here

Application Fee for external and internal students

An application fee of $150.00 is required for both external and internal NGS students. The payment is to be paid online directly to Academic Assessment Services when registering for the AAS examination.

Length of Scholarships

Scholarships awardees usually maintain their Scholarship for the remainder of their enrolment at NGS or the period of Scholarship offered upon commencement.
However, all places are subject to an annual formal review by the School, who will consider the progress, performance and attitude of the holder.

How to Apply

Step 1: External students only

Complete NGS enrolment application (if not already done so) here

Step 2: Register for the AAS Examination

The link to register will be available here when Scholarship applications re-open.

Step 3: Open Day Attendance

Register and attend an Open Day here (not valid for existing NGS students)

Step 4: Sit the AAS Examination

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

Step 5: If shortlisted, attend an interview

After the examination, a short list of applicants will be created and these applicants will be invited to the School for an interview with one of the Executive Staff members. Unsuccessful candidates will receive a letter by mail as soon as possible after all offers have been made.

Step 6: Accept the Offer

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