Scholarships & Bursaries

Academic Scholarships and Bursaries

Year 10
Years 4, 5
Edmund Rice Bursary
Years 7, 10

The College will not be in a position to offer any Academic or Instrumental Music Scholarships for entry into Year 7, 2020. 

Academic and Instrumental Music Scholarships

Academic Scholarships will be offered to boys of academic potential whose parents value the type of education offered by the College. The Academic Scholarship will be conducted as part of the Scholarship Selection Test (SST), administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Scholarships will be awarded to students based on achievement in the examination and interview with the Headmaster. Academic Scholarships carry partial remission of tuition fees and are conditional upon sound academic progress, full participation in the co-curricular life of the College, and excellent demeanour and behaviour. Examinations are held in February of the year prior to commencement at St Kevin's.

The College will not be in a position to offer any Academic or Instrumental Music Scholarships for entry into Year 7, 2020. 

St Patrick's Cathedral Choral Scholarships (entry at Years 4 and 5)

St Patrick's Cathedral Choir scholarships are offered by the Archdiocese of Melbourne in conjunction with St Kevin's College to support the liturgical music program of St Patrick's Cathedral. Alongside their involvement in the musical and spiritual life of the Cathedral, scholarship holders also contribute to the musical activities of the College. The scholarship scheme provides an opportunity for boys with appropriate musical talent to receive an academic education of the highest quality at one of Melbourne's finest Catholic schools, alongside an exceptional musical education both at the Cathedral and at St Kevin's College.

To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, boys must be Catholic and able to enrol in Year 4 or 5 at St Kevin's College in the year in which the scholarship is taken up. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an audition and students must satisfy normal entrance requirements at the College. The audition is conducted by the Director of the Cathedral Choir, who passes on a list to the Headmaster. The Headmaster will make the final decision as to which applicants will be formally interviewed and offered places. Auditions are held in May of each year.

Applications for the Choral Scholarship are now closed.

Please click here to view information on Choral Scholarships.

Instrumental Music Scholarship (entry at year 7 from 2021)

An Instrumental Music Scholarship will be offered to candidates with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the College. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their performances at the College-conducted auditions and an interview with the Headmaster. Applications will open in February of 2020 and auditions will be held on the first Saturday of March.

Edmund Rice Bursaries (entry at Year 7 from 2021, Year 10 from 2019)

An Edmund Rice Bursary is designed to open at St Kevin's education to young Catholic men whose family would otherwise not be able to consider a St Kevin's education. Applications are made directly to the Headmaster with supporting evidence of a student's ability to contribute to the life of the College. All Edmund Rice Bursaries are extensively means tested. Applications need to be made one year prior to the applied-for entry year.

Duration of Scholarships

Subject to annual review of academic performance and demonstration of the appropriate level of commitment and participation, scholarships extend to the completion of Year 12.