Enrolments @ NAC
Each year a number of scholarships are granted for partial remission of tuition fees (typically 25%, 50% or 75%) for students entering Years 5, 7, 9 or 11 and are determined in the year preceding entry to these grades. Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of a Scholarship Examination, as set by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Music scholarships are also awarded on this basis combined with an audition.
Scholarship applications are now being taken. Click on the image below for the applicable scholarship and follow the instructions.
Scholarships are usually awarded for the remainder of the recipient’s schooling, conditional on the student’s continued satisfactory progress (subject to annual review as required), contribution to the full life of the College community and ongoing support for the ethos of the College.
Scholarship testing does attract a registration fee and no late applications are accepted.
If you require other information on the ACER scholarships, please click through to the ACER website or you can call the College on 02 4421 7711.
Test date: 25 February 2017
Registration close date: 6 February 2017
Additional Information for Music Scholarship Applicants
Music scholarship applicants should be students who are accomplished on their chosen instrument, who have been playing for a number of years and reached a minimum Grade 4 level (AMEB or equivalent) in Year 7 (and progressed further than this for students applying for a Year 9 or Year 11 scholarship). Students who receive a Music Scholarship are expected to contribute fully to the musical life of the College. They are generally required to study Music as an Elective in Years 9-12, participate in the Musical ensembles running at the College as well as become involved in other events such as the College Musical. Music Scholarship recipients will be expected to contribute at special occasions such as Presentation Night and other special events, make suitable academic progress and be supportive of the ethos of the College. Should the student decide to discontinue their musical involvement the Music Scholarship will cease from that time.
In addition to sitting the ACER Scholarship test, Music Scholarship applicants are also required to undertake an audition. Generally speaking, they will audition in front of a small panel, performing two contrasting pieces on their principal instrument. They must also sing a short unaccompanied song of their choice, sight-read a piece on their principal instrument, complete a selection of aural tests and undertake an interview with the panel.