Academic Excellence Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarships for 2024 are now closed

Academic Excellence Scholarships for 2025 entry will open late in 2023.

To receive a reminder when 2025 scholarship applications open, please complete an enrolment enquiry form and tick 'I am interested in scholarships'.


Wesley’s Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence across a broad range of disciplines. This is determined by the results of an Edutest exam and following an interview. 

Scholarships may be awarded between 25%-75% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the student’s time at the College.

The Academic Excellence Scholarship test will be held in early February 2024.


To be eligible for a Academic Excellence Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent or temporary resident
  • be a new or current Wesley student entering Years 5, 7 or 10 in 2025 at the St Kilda Road or Glen Waverley Campus, or Years 5 or 7 in 2025 at the Elsternwick Campus
  • attend and complete the academic test, which will be held early February 2024 for students in Year 4, 6 or 9.

Applicants may submit one Academic Excellence Scholarship application and nominate their preferred Campus.

Selection criteria

Academic Excellence scholarships are awarded on the results of the academic test and supporting documentation provided at the time of application, 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 process
Step 1. Create an Edutest account

When the scholarship application process opens, revisit this page and click on Wesley's EduTest Scholarship Application Form which will take you to the Edutest website where you will be asked to create an Edutest account.

Step 2. Complete the EduTest 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.

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 EduTest Scholarship application form.

The Scholarship application form, including supporting documentation and if relevant, the financial assistance form, must be completed and submitted by the closing date which will be advised when scholarships for 2025 open.

Step 4. Register for the Academic Test

Upon completion of the EduTest Scholarship Application Form you will receive an email containing a link to register to sit the Academic Test early February 2024.  Complete the Academic Test registration form.

The academic test covers a range of disciplines including numerical reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics.

Please visit the EduTest website or call 03 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 5. Sit the Academic Test

Students sit the test at the relevant testing centre (St Kilda Road Campus or Elsternwick Campus) early February 2024

Step 6. Interview

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

Step 7. Scholarship Offer and Outcome

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within three weeks of the academic testing date with advice on the outcome of their application. Please note, results from the academic testing are unable to be released to families.

Successful applicants will be sent a letter of offer via email. To formally accept, applicants must sign the letter of offer and pay a one-off confirmation fee of $1,200 and Tuition Contribution fee of $2,800. These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

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