Academic scholarships are awarded each year for excellence in academic achievement for entry into Years 5 to 11 in the year following the examination. The decision to award a scholarship is entirely at the discretion of the Headmaster. Awards will take into account recent academic record and the outcome of an interview with parents and the applicant together with a boy’s examination results in one of the following programs:
1.The ACER Cooperative Scholarship Test – for applicants entering into Years 7 to 11.
2.The ACER Primary Scholarship Test – for applicants entering into Year 5 or 6.
Please note: While ACER will supply parents with a certificate of results for all candidates, only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the College after exam results are released.
Information for applicants
Applications for the 2024 Academic Scholarship Program and registrations for the ACER Exam closed at midnight on Monday 6 February 2023.
All academic scholarship applicants are required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination on Saturday 25 February 2023. The cost of the ACER examination registration is $120 per applicant, payable to ACER on registration. Please register via the appropriate link:
Applicants entering into Years 7 to 11 in 2024 – Register for the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Test
Applicants entering into Years 5 or 6 in 2024 – Register for the ACER Primary Scholarship Test
Academic Scholarship applicants new to the College who have not yet completed an enrolment application:
All scholarship applicants who have not already done so must complete a Brisbane Boys’ College enrolment form online as part of their application.
Submit an online enrolment application for Brisbane Boys’ College
Should you wish to postpone payment of the $515 enrolment application fee until the outcome of your scholarship application is known, you may use the code BBCacad24. You will be invited to submit this unique code in the final ‘Review and Payment’ step in your online application. The balance of your enrolment application fee ($395) will be payable on acceptance of a successful offer of scholarship.
You will be required to upload the following documentation as part on your online enrolment application:
- Applicant’s Birth Certificate and Passport if born overseas
- School reports from the last two years (4 semesters of school reports)
- Most recent NAPLAN and if undertaken, ICAS results (Reports written in a language other than English are required to be translated and certified)
- Cover letter to the Headmaster, written by the student, and an accompanying portfolio of accomplishments. We recommend your son’s portfolio highlights his interests and academic achievements, along with his broad involvement in school life, for example: leadership roles; community service activities; participation and achievements in music (instrument played and AMEB level achieved); or other co-curricular interests which may include participation in sports or activities such as Chess or Robotics. Please upload the cover letter and portfolio (in pdf or word doc format) when invited to submit “Additional Supportive Documents” in the online application.
Academic Scholarship applicants who are current BBC students, or already enrolled:
Please email a cover letter to the Headmaster, written by the student, and an accompanying portfolio of accomplishments to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Monday 6 February 2023.
We recommend your son’s portfolio highlights his interests and academic achievements, along with his broad involvement in school life, for example: leadership roles; community service activities; participation and achievements in music (instrument played and AMEB level achieved); or other co-curricular interests which may include participation in sports or activities such as Chess or Robotics.
Enrolled students who have not yet commenced at the College should also ensure they have provided the Admissions Office with their most recent contact details, school reports and NAPLAN/ICAS results (if undertaken).
As a general guide, interviews for short-listed candidates will be held progressively from April, the year prior to entry. School Tours For families who have not had the opportunity to visit Brisbane Boys’ College, our Junior and Middle/Senior School College Tours are a wonderful event by which to measure the breadth of opportunity and engagement in learning evident in our boys. View our upcoming tour dates, and register for the tour of your choice.
Individual tours may also be arranged with Student Admissions. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for further assistance.
These scholarships may be awarded for excellence in academic achievement for entry into Years 5 to 11. Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the term of the enrolment, subject to an annual performance review.
Brisbane Boys’ College Admissions
+61 (7) 3309 3658