Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. 

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to NEW and current (Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident) students entering Years 5 - 11 who are able to demonstrate outstanding abilities in a number of areas such as sport, the arts, leadership and academic achievement. Preference is given to families whose financial need is greater.

Please note: Students can apply for a number of different scholarships at Wesley however, you can only apply for one of either the R.G. Menzies, General Excellence or Middle School Expansion Scholarship.

There is an Application Fee of AUD$100 which is waived for current Wesley students and children of Old Wesley Collegians.


When and how do I apply for a General Excellence Scholarship?

Please complete application forms and return by email to scholarships@wesleycollege.net prior to the closing date for consideration.

Step 1. 

Download and complete the application form and pay the AUD$100 application fee* via credit card using the payment form enclosed. (*Application fee is waived for current Wesley students and children/grandchildren of Old Collegians)

Step 2. 

Attach the following required documents relating to the applicant; most recent school report, NAPLAN report and recent photograph

Step 3. 

Scan and email your complete application in Adobe PDF Format to scholarships@wesleycollege.net (Please note the file limit is 20MB and that ONLY the most recent School Report, NAPLAN and recent Photograph of the student are required at application stage. Extra supporting documents will not be considered)

Please note: No hard copy applications will be accepted. Also, please do not submit your application unless you have all the required supporting documents mentioned above.

How much does it cost to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship?

There is an Application Fee of AUD$100 which is waived for current Wesley students and children/granchildren of Old Wesley Collegians.

What is the selection criteria for General Excellence Scholarships?

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal to new and current (Australian Citizen/ Permanent Resident) students. 

The Selection Criteria: 

Foremost, students must have a strong academic record and are also assessed on a combination of the following:
  1. Sporting achievements
  2. Participation in the arts (music, performance, fine art)
  3. Leadership and community service
  4. Demonstrated contribution to their current School and how they will contribute to the College
How many General Excellence Scholarships does Wesley award each year and what is each scholarship worth? 

Wesley awards a significant number of scholarships each year. The number and value of scholarships allocated is determined by the quality of applicants and the availability of places. Typically, Scholarships will be awarded as a 50% reduction of tuition fees (up until Year 12, based on an annual review).

Does Wesley award full scholarships? 

No, Wesley does not offer full scholarships. 

When will I be advised whether my child’s scholarship application has been successful or not? 

Students who are shortlisted will be required to attend an interview with the Head of Campus after the Scholarship closing date. This process can take several weeks. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in writing in Term 2 2019. 

Can I apply for more than one scholarship type at Wesley?

Yes, you can apply for several different scholarships at Wesley. However, if you apply for the General Excellence Scholarship, you cannot apply for a Glen Waverley Middle School Expansion Scholarship or R.G. Menzies Scholarship.

Is there academic testing required for General Excellence Scholarships?

No, academic testing is not required for General Excellence Scholarships. However, we do need a copy of the student’s most recent school report and NAPLAN.

How will I know you have received my child’s application? 

You will receive an acknowledgement email from an Admissions staff member. 

Can the school provide feedback on how my child can improve their application for future years?

Due to the high volume of applications, the College does not provide feedback on scholarship applications.

If my child reaches interview stage, will we be able to have a tour of the school at interview? 

No, you will not be able to have a tour of the school at interview stage. The College strongly encourages families to attend a school tour or open day prior to the scholarship closing date. You can register for a Campus tour here.

If my child is successful, what is the process to accept a scholarship offer at Wesley?

To accept your child’s scholarship offer you will be required to pay a $1200 Confirmation Fee. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. There is an Application Fee of AUD$100 which is waived for current Wesley students and children of Old Collegians.