...enhance your daughter’s education

PLC Sydney has a proud 132-year history of providing educational opportunities and financial assistance to students and families.

The College offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries each year, covering full or part tuition, to outstanding new and current students so that they can benefit from the best possible education the school has to offer, while further developing their own unique talents. 

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY and some of our scholarships are means tested.  

Find out how you can enhance your daughter’s education by one of the following scholarships or bursaries:

This scholarship is available for Year 3 students to enter PLC Sydney from Year 4 onwards. It will be awarded to one applicant per annum. Applications are open to both new and current PLC Sydney students.  To be eligible, high passes in AMEB or equivalent are required in one of the following instruments:

  • Strings - Violin/Viola/Cello Minimum B+ 2nd grade / Double Bass B+ 1st Grade
  • Brass/Woodwind and Percussion – 2nd grade standard

NB This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) up to nine years from Years 4-12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Friday 20 May 2022

The Year 7 Academic Scholarship is open to new and current PLC Sydney students. Applicants must sit the ACER examination that is held in February or March each year.

NB. This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for six years from Years 7-12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Wednesday 9 February 2022

The Year 7 Music Scholarship is open to new and current PLC Sydney students. Applicants must sit the ACER examination that is held in February each year. To be eligible, high passes in AMEB or equivalent are required in one of the following instruments:

  • Strings - Violin Grade VI, Viola or Cello Grade V, Double Bass Grade III
  • Brass/Woodwind - 1 or 2 years prior school tuition in Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn or Tuba, Grade II or III
  • All other Brass/Woodwind instruments - Grade IV

Please note: applicants will not be considered for Piano, Harp and Voice as first instruments. 

NB. This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for six years from Years 7-12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Wednesday 9 February 2022

This scholarship is awarded to one new applicant per annum who plays either the Double Bass, Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn or Tuba. To be eligible, high passes in AMEB or equivalent are required in one of the following instruments:

  • Strings — Double Bass Grade V–VI
  • Brass/Woodwind — Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn, or Tuba suggested Grade V

NB. This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for up to six years from Years 7–12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Wednesday 9 February 2022

This scholarship is open to one new applicant per year (not current PLC Sydney students). It is awarded on the basis of proven academic achievement in Years 9 and 10 as shown in school reports and supporting documentation.

NB. This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for two years from Years 11 and 12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Wednesday 9 February 2022

PLC Sydney has a proud history of offering educational opportunities for Indigenous students that span over 50 years. Indigenous students are encouraged to apply for one of two scholarships offered to students seeking to attend PLC Sydney.

The Coradine Scholarship: A full-fee paying scholarship offered annually to one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who wishes to attend PLC Sydney, from Year 7 through to Year 12.

AIEF Scholarship for Boarders: Offering scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarders. Please see link below.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Friday 20 May 2022

AIEF Scholarship for Boarders: PLC Sydney, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), offers scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarders. Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and an AIEF Scholarship Application Form.

For more information about AIEF scholarships, please visit the AIEF website.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Friday 20 May 2022

The Principal’s Scholarship of Excellence is open to new applicants and current PLC Sydney students who are entering Years 7-9. It is awarded to up to two applicants per year. To be eligible students need to be:

  • academically capable
  • brilliant on the sporting field or in a cultural pursuit
  • willing to contribute to the College community and broad goals of PLC Sydney

This scholarship can only be applied for once. Once you have applied, you cannot apply again in subsequent years.  

NB. The scholarship covers full or part tuition fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The scholarship does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Wednesday 9 February 2022

The Boarding Bursary is open to new applicants in Years 7–12 only (not current PLC Sydney students). It is awarded to up to two applicants per year and covers full or part boarding fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The Boarding Bursary is means-tested.

NB The scholarship covers full or part boarding fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The bursary does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or tuition fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Friday 20 May 2022

The Foundation Bursary is only open to new applicants in Years 7–12 (not current PLC Sydney students). It is awarded to one applicant per year and covers full or part tuition fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The Foundation Bursary is means-tested.

NB The scholarship covers full or part tuition fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The bursary does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2023 Applications: Friday 20 May 2022

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