Financial Assistance

The College provides bursaries and scholarships that provide fee relief for students.


A number of College bursaries are awarded each year, on the basis of individual need. Applications for bursaries are made early in Semester 1 and will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal. Bursaries take the form of a deduction from the Semester 2 fee invoice.


St Mary’s College offers several Scholarships for first-year and returning students, which contribute to a portion of the residential annual fee. Students do not need to apply for these scholarships as they will automatically be considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible, according to the criteria of the individual scholarship.

Examples of the criteria which scholarships are based on include:

  • Academic ability
  • Ability to contribute to the College community
  • Leadership exercised within your school community
  • Contribution to the wider community
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Application to St Mary’s College as your first preference for a residential College
  • Geographical Location
  • Field of Study

St Mary’s College offers various other College Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of results achieved in the year prior. All successful applicants are considered for these scholarships. As with bursaries, the scholarships take the form of a deduction from the Semester 2 fee invoice.