1. Academic Scholarships

A limited number of academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the Entrance Examination written in February annually.

Eligibility: All boys in Grade 7 due to enter Grade 8 in the following year.


  • The Bishops Scholarship & Theron Scholarship worth up to 50% of tuition fees;
  • Other scholarships ranging from 20% - 33% of tuition fees.
  • The Hoffman Stempel Bursary, awarded each year to the son of an OD who is a talented all-rounder and who has performed well in the Entrance Exam. Financial need will also be taken into account for this award.

Conditions: These Scholarships are awarded on academic performance only. The Bishops Scholarship requires a high academic performance, but qualities such as character, leadership potential, and cultural and sporting ability are also taken into consideration.

All awards are for a scholar's career at Bishops up to Grade 12, provided conduct and industry are satisfactory.

The right not to make awards, or awards to the full amounts stated, in any year, is reserved.

2. Music Scholarships

Scholarships are available for musically talented boys who wish to apply to enrol at Bishops in 2025, in Grade 8. Candidates must have achieved a high standard of performance, of at least a Grade 4 level (ABRSM, Trinity or Unisa), on any recognised music instrument/voice (other than recorder or electronic keyboard).

Awards range from 10% to a maximum of 70% of the academic fees, annually. Tuition on two instruments/voice is also covered.

For further information around the requirements of the scholarship and audition process, please click here.

3. Sports Scholarships

Bishops offers a sports scholarship annually to a talented athlete entering Grade 8 who demonstrates exceptional abilities in one or more sports and who has preferably represented his sport at provincial level. The scholarship aims to attract and support athletes who wish to continue their sport at a high level. Preference is given to the major team sports played at the College.

Applicants are required to first apply to the College and write the Bishops Entrance Exam (in their Grade 7 year) before completing the scholarship application form.

Sports scholarships are subject to yearly review to ensure that a student’s academic and sports performance are in line with the conditions of the award.

4. Bishops Rhodes Scholarship