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 annually for boys entering the school in Grade 8, who are of at least Grade 4 level (Trinity, Royal Schools or UNISA). Awards range from 10% to a maximum of 70% of the tuition fee annually.

Apply for a music scholarship at Bishops for 2024

Valuable scholarships are being offered for musically talented instrumentalists to complete their schooling at Bishops. Candidates wishing to enrol in Grade 8 in 2023 at Bishops and who have achieved a high standard of performance of at least a Grade 4 level (Royal Schools, Trinity, UNISA) on any recognised musical instrument (other than recorder) are eligible for the scholarship.

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

3. Sports Scholarships

Bishops offers limited sports scholarships to talented athletes entering Grade 8 who demonstrate exceptional sporting abilities in one or more sports. The scholarship aims to attract and support exceptional 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