Scholarships are provided by many schools, and cover part or all of the tuition fees. However, there is intense competition for these scholarships from Australian and international students.
Most scholarships are awarded for academic ability. Applicants may be asked to sit for scholastic tests, most likely in the areas of mathematics, written expression and humanities. Scholarships are also available for highly talented students, for example in music, the performing arts or sport.
Schools can either set their own exams for scholarship students or participate in tests developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Tests are usually held in May the year before the scholarship is offered. These are generally conducted in Australia, however, there are some overseas examination centres for the ACER test.
You can inquire directly with the school or through your local Australian education adviser if scholarships are available at the schools you are interested in attending.