Scholarships

At Firbank, we value diversity and believe that every child should have the opportunity to study at a world-class school, no matter their financial situation. That is why we offer a wide range of scholarships in a variety of disciplines to help outstanding students achieve their very best.

These scholarships offer a percentage remission of tuition fees, ranging from 15–50%. The School reserves the right to determine the percentage remission to be awarded to an outstanding student.

Current and new students not already in receipt of a scholarship are invited to apply for entry in 2024.

All applicants are required to sit the academic exam on Saturday 4 February 2023 at the Brighton Senior School campus.

Applications close at midday on Friday 27 January, 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Firbank Grammar offers a number of different scholarships for students who demonstrate excellence in areas such as academic, music, choral, sporting, general excellence and citizenship. Please click on the link for your preferred Campus and Year Level of entry (on the right of this page) for details about the types of scholarship available for that specific year.

The February round of scholarships is available to current and external students for 2024.  If scholarships are offered in August they will be for external students only.

These scholarships offer a percentage remission of tuition fees, ranging from 15–50%. The School reserves the right to determine the percentage remission to be awarded to an outstanding student.

Recipients of music scholarships also receive 15 lessons of music tuition per semester until the completion of Year 6 (boys) and Year 12 (girls).

Boarding scholarship recipients receive a discount off their boarding fees, and exceptional candidates may also be considered for a remission of tuition fees.

The first round of interviews will be conducted the week commencing 27 February and it is expected that the scholarship process will be concluded by 17 March.

Occasionally, we conduct a second round of interviews if a family does not proceed with their application. We plan to contact all unsuccessful candidates by 17 March.

The maximum scholarship offered by Firbank Grammar is 50%. Students holding a scholarship for less than this amount may apply to increase the remission to a maximum of 50% in future scholarship rounds.

We recommend families attend one of our Open Morning tours to experience the vibrance of Firbank Grammar in action. The next Firbank Open Mornings are:

Thursday 16 February Open Morning – Brighton
Thursday 23 February Open Morning – Sandringham
Thursday 30 March Open Morning – Brighton

Click to book a Firbank Grammar Open Morning Tour (bookings are essential)

If your child is ill on the exam date and has a medical certificate we can assist with an alternate testing date if you contact us before 10am on Monday 6 February.  If your child is competing in events such as State Championships or representing their school at rowing please contact Admissions prior to the deadline to discuss arrangements.

Subject to an ongoing high standard of achievement and demonstration of the School’s values, Firbank scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 for girls, and until the end of Year 6 for boys.

The best preparation is to have you child arrive relaxed and refreshed on the testing day. Special preparation or coaching is not likely to improve your child’s results. Academic Assessment Services, AAS (our scholarship testing provider) provides practice exams that can be purchased here. Further information regarding what to bring to the exam will be communicated by AAS prior to the exam.

Firbank Grammar will provide unsuccessful students a copy of their test results.  Scholarship results from other schools will not be accepted by Firbank Grammar.

Students who reside overseas or live more than three hours’ drive from Firbank Grammar can register to sit the Firbank Scholarship exam remotely by selecting the Remote and Overseas option when completing the scholarship application noting the closing date is 20 January 2023.

Auditions last for approximately 20 minutes. Candidates will need to perform two or three contrasting pieces depending on length. If a candidate plays two or more instruments, then two pieces should be played using the major instrument with the third piece on the minor instrument. Some sight reading will also be given. Candidates will need to provide their own accompanist if required.