1. Entrance Scholarships

These are awarded annually on the basis of performance in the Scholarship Examination written in April. Prospective parents who wish their sons to sit the examination must apply, and an examination fee will be charged. The examination will be advertised in the press annually.

Candidates would normally be near the top of their school’s academic range. The examination will test ability in English, Mathematics and Science.

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 Shuttleworth Scholarship, awarded each year to a candidate from a disadvantaged community selected by the school on the grounds of academic merit and financial need.
  • 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 Scholarship exam.

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.

3. Rhodes Scholarship and the Mary Gray Studentship

The school has the right to nominate one Rhodes Scholar annually from amongst ODs who have graduated, for study at Oxford University (UK). The Mary Gray Studentship is run on the same lines, but for study at St John’s College Cambridge. Details are available from the Deputy Principal.