Wesley College scholarships provide opportunities for talented students who are enthusiastic to learn and reach their full potential while contributing to College life.

Wesley scholarships are competitive and highly sought after.  They are offered on merit to outstanding students, with the number and value of scholarships determined by the applicants’ ability to meet or exceed the scholarship criteria and the availability of places. Scholarships are awarded between 25 - 75 per cent reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the student’s time at the College.

2024 Scholarships are open

All Excellence Scholarships (Academic Excellence, General Excellence and the Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarship for Girls) for 2024 entry are now open. Applications close on Friday 27 January 2023.

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Testing for the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarship for Girls will be on Saturday 4 February 2023, with arrival at 8.30am for a 9.00am start.


Excellence scholarships (available at all campuses)

Academic Excellence Scholarships
Academic Excellence Wesley Middle School Students

Academic Excellence scholarships are awarded to students entering Years 5, 7 and 10 in 2024, who demonstrate academic excellence based on the results of a test and interview.

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Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarship for Girls
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The Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarship for girls provides an extraordinary opportunity for young women with a passion and aptitude for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) entering Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2024. Scholarships are awarded based on the results of a test and interview.

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General Excellence Scholarships - Sport
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The General Excellence scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 – 11 in 2024 and who demonstrate excellence in both academic and sporting achievement.

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General Excellence Scholarships - Music
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The General Excellence scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 – 11 in 2024 and who demonstrate excellence in both academic and music achievement.

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General Excellence Scholarships - Performance and Creative Arts
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The General Excellence scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 – 11 in 2024 and who demonstrate excellence in both academic and performance art or visual/creative arts.

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General Excellence Scholarships - Leadership and Community
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The General Excellence scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 – 11 in 2024 and who demonstrate excellence in both academic and leadership or community service.

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General Excellence Scholarships - Other
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The General Excellence scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 – 11 in 2024 and who demonstrate excellence in both academic another skill not listed above such as debating, chess and e-sports.

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Boarding scholarships (Glen Waverley Campus)

Learning in Residence (boarding) Scholarships
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Scholarships for Learning in Residence are available to boarders entering Years 9, 10 or 11 who are Australian citizens and demonstrate excellence in both academic and cocurricular endeavours and a commitment to contribute to College life.

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Junior School scholarships (Elsternwick Campus)

Elsternwick Music Scholarships
Elsternwick Music Students

Elsternwick Campus Music scholarships are open to new students entering from Prep to Year 4 who demonstrate a commitment and passion for music and learning an instrument.

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Elsternwick Language Scholarships
Elsternwick Music Students

Elsternwick Campus Language scholarships are open to new students entering from Prep to Year 4 who demonstrate commitment and passion to learning and developing proficiency in languages.

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Means considerations

We recognise that the investment in a Wesley College education represents a significant commitment.  Through the generosity of our alumni, parents and friends, Wesley is proud to be able to offer scholarships which are informed by the personal and financial circumstances of families shared through the scholarship application process.

All Wesley College Scholarships are awarded on merit, recognising students' existing talents, achievements and academic performance as well as their potential to contribute to the College community.

Families applying for an Excellence Scholarship (Academic Excellence, General Excellence, STEM Scholarship for Girls) or a Boarding Scholarship may also choose to have their application considered in relation to need. The consideration of means component of our scholarship program seeks to provide additional support for families with demonstrated financial need and relevant personal circumstances with the opportunity for a Wesley education.

Families seeking consideration of means will be asked to complete the Financial Assistance Form. This component is not available to families applying for a Junior School scholarship.


Application process

Step 1. Create an Edutest account

Click on the Wesley College Scholarship Application link which will take you to the Edutest website where you will be asked to create an Edutest account.

Step 2. Complete the Scholarship Application Form

Once you have created an Edutest account, you will be able to complete the scholarship application form and pay a one-off registration fee of $90.00 for each candidate for whom you are applying.

We encourage candidates to apply for all relevant scholarship categories to increase the opportunity for consideration across all available scholarships.  These include:

  • Academic Excellence scholarships
  • Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarships for girls
  • General Excellence Scholarships including all categories of excellence

A link to upload supporting documentation will be provided in the Edutest  Confirmation Email upon successful submission of the scholarship application form.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

If you indicated that you wish to be considered for the Academic Excellence Scholarship, you will receive an email upon completion of the Scholarship Application Form that will include a link to register to sit the Academic Test on Saturday 4 February 2023.

Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarship for Girls

If you indicated that you wish to be considered for the Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarship for Girls, you will receive an email upon completion of the scholarship application form that will include a link to register to sit the Academic Test and the supplementary 30-minute science-based written exercise on Saturday 4 February 2023.

General Excellence

It is not a requirement for General Excellence Scholarship candidates to sit the Academic Test, however we encourage candidates to consider this to increase the opportunity for consideration across all available scholarships.

Step 3. Financial assistance

All Wesley College Scholarships are awarded on merit, recognising students’ existing talents, achievements and academic performance as well as their potential to contribute to the College community.

You may apply for financial assistance as part of your scholarship application. The financial assistance component of our scholarship program seeks to provide additional support for families with demonstrated financial need and relevant personal circumstances seeking the opportunity of a Wesley education.

The link to the optional Financial Assistance form will be available via a confirmation email that will be sent upon completion and submission of the Scholarship application form.

The Scholarship application form, including supporting documentation and if relevant, the financial assistance form, must be completed and submitted by Friday 27 January 2023.

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"My family comes from humble beginnings and I’m first generation Australian. I was very fortunate to start at Wesley’s Elsternwick Campus on a General Excellence scholarship. Hard work and effort have been instilled in me from a young age and I was thrilled to achieve the highest possible ATAR of 99.95. It shows that determination and drive to succeed really do pay off! I am now studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne and plan to go on to study medicine. I have immense gratitude for my teachers, the Wesley community and family and friends who have supported me throughout my journey."

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