Scholarships and Bursaries

Brisbane Grammar School has a long and proud tradition of offering scholarships and needs-based bursaries to boys who have demonstrated the potential to derive great benefit from a BGS education.

Scholarship and Bursary Application

2022 ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP) – Trustees' Scholarship

Online registration is now OPEN for the 2022 ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP) (Year 7 2023 and Year 10 2023 entry).

An acknowledgement email with attached PDF outlining details of the exam day on Saturday 26 February 2022 will be sent with the successful registration. Please note that NO further application or documentation is needed at this stage once you have registered online for the exam via the ACER link above.


Trustees' Scholarships

Trustees' Scholarships are available to both day and boarding students looking to commence in Year 7 or Year 10. These scholarships are offered on the basis of: 

  • performance in the annual ACER Scholarship Examination;
  • willingness to actively participate in and contribute to school life; and 
  • a successful interview with a member of the executive team.

Trustees' Scholarships offer either full or partial remission of tuition fees for day and boarding students.

A Trustees' Scholarship is a significant award earned by only a small number of students each year. Boys already accepted for entry retain their enrolment place if they sit the scholarship exam and are not successful.

Registration for the ACER Scholarship Examination is only available online.

General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships are offered to day or boarding students who have demonstrated distinction in one or more disciplines and can make a significant contribution in the academic, musical, artistic, cultural and/or sporting areas of the School.

A student applying for a General Excellence Scholarship must be willing to become a constructive and involved member of the BGS community and participate fully in all aspects of school life.

Applicants must be making sound academic progress at their current school. To provide independent evidence of this, applicants may be required to complete the ACER Scholarship Examination.

General Excellence Scholarships are granted following an interview with a member of the executive team.

Scholarship and Bursary Application 


Needs-Based Bursaries

A bursary is a special category of entry designed to ensure that a Brisbane Grammar School education remains accessible and that the School continues to fulfil its commitment to diversity.

A bursary is an offer of enrolment awarded to a boy who would derive great benefit from a BGS education but who, without financial assistance, would be otherwise unable to attend.

Needs-based bursarial applications will be means tested to determine financial need. This means test will be conducted by an external provider of the School's choice. The School will provide families with a link to the means testing immediately after the 6 August 2021 due date. Please use the Financial Questionnaire provided as a guide to what documentation may be required.

While preference is given to boys starting Year 7, applicants wishing to enter the secondary school at other year levels will also be considered.

BGS/Isolated Children and Parents' Association Bursary

The BGS/ICPA Bursary is offered to a rural or remote student entering Years 10 or 11. The bursary covers full or partial tuition and/or boarding fees.

The BGS/ICPA Bursary will be offered to a student with a significant contribution to make to academic, cultural or sporting activities at the School.

Indigenous Bursary

Indigenous Bursaries are offered, both in the day and boarding school, to students of Indigenous heritage who would derive benefit from a BGS education.

BGS Bursary Fund

Find out more about how bursaries have a transformative impact at Brisbane Grammar School.


Application and Review Process

For further information on scholarships or bursaries, please contact the Enrolments Office.

Families wishing to be considered for a General Excellence Scholarship or a needs-based bursary for their son must complete the relevant application forms.

  • Applications will require disclosure, in strict confidence, of the family's financial situation;
  • Applications will be subject to annual review of the student's all-round performance; and
  • Applications are dependent on the student's active involvement in school life and demonstration of good character.

Please note: The decision to award a scholarship or bursary and the level of assistance granted is entirely at the discretion of the Headmaster.