Wesley’s Academic Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strong academic knowledge and skills across a broad range of disciplines.

Applications for Academic scholarships for 2021 entry are now closed. Applications for 2022 entry will open in mid-November 2020.


To be eligible for an Academic Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a new or current Wesley student entering Year 5, 7 and 10 at St Kilda Road or Glen Waverley campuses, or Years 5 and 7 at the Elsternwick campus
  • attend and complete the academic test, which is held early in the year prior to entry when a student is in Year 4, 6 or 9
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent or temporary resident.

Applicants may submit one Academic Scholarship application for one Wesley campus only.

Selection criteria

Academic scholarships are awarded on the results of the academic test and interview with Head of Campus (or delegate). Interviews are held both in person and via video conference, depending on the applicant’s location. No other supporting documentation or testing/academic results will be considered.

Application fees

All Academic Scholarship applications incur a non-refundable $100 application fee, paid by credit card. This fee also applies to new and current Wesley students and children/grandchildren of Old Collegians.

Application process
Step 1. Register for the relevant academic test online

Please complete your registration for the academic test at one campus only.

  • The Glen Waverley Campus test (for Glen Waverley applicants only)
  • The St Kilda Road test (for both Elsternwick and St Kilda Rd applicants).

You will receive an acknowledgement email once you have registered for the applicable test.

Step 2. Sit the test

Students sit the test at the relevant testing centre (Glen Waverley Campus or St Kilda Rd Campus). The academic test covers a range of disciplines including numerical reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics.

Please visit the EduTest website or call +61 (0)3 9014 1411 to find out about:

  • how to prepare using practice tests
  • the remote testing service for students who are interstate, overseas or remote from the testing venue
  • what happens if your child is sick on testing day.
Step 3. Interview

Shortlisted applicants are invited for an interview with the Head of Campus (or delegate). Interviews are held both in person and via video conference, depending on the applicant’s location.

Step 4. Scholarship offer

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in Term 2 of the year prior to entry.

Successful applicants will be sent a letter of offer via email. To formally accept, applicants sign the letter of offer and pay a one-off confirmation fee of $1200. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply for a scholarship in future years, where eligibility criteria are met.

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