Matthew Flinders Anglican College is committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum and to nurturing individual student’s talents and interests.

As part of this commitment, the College offers scholarships for students with special talents who, in turn, will make a significant contribution to the life of the College.

The scholarships, remitting up to 50% of tuition fees, are offered to students entering Years 7–12. The Principal’s Scholarship, offering full remission of tuition fees, is offered to outstanding students not currently enrolled at the College. 

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The Board of Directors of Matthew Flinders Anglican College is pleased to offer the following scholarships for students currently enrolled or considering entering the College in 2023:

Scholarship Applications – Now Open (for 2023 entry)


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Academic Scholarship

Academic Scholarships, remitting up to 50% of tuition fees*, are offered to students entering Years 7-12. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic ability as determined by performance on the scholarship exam, academic reports and interview.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

General Excellence

General Excellence Scholarships, remitting up to 50% of tuition fees*, are offered to students entering Years 7-12. Applicants must demonstrate excellence across three areas: strong academic ability (as opposed to the requirement of outstanding academic ability for an Academic Scholarship, leadership and/or service to the community, and significant achievement in ONE of the following: Music, Sport or The Arts. Applicants are required to sit the scholarship exam and must first apply for the Academic Scholarship.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

The Principal’s Scholarship

(open to new students only – means tested)

The Principal’s Scholarship, offering full remission of tuition fees*, is offered to an outstanding student not currently enrolled at the College. The winner will be selected, at the Principal’s discretion, from the following scholarship categories: Academic or General Excellence.

*Note: Full fee paying overseas students are not eligible to apply for the Principal's Scholarship.

The Principal’s Scholarship also covers the Textbook and Resource Levy, Technology Levy and Mobile Device Fee but excludes other charges, for example, subject levies, optional tours, excursions and sports/music fees. The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, and will be subject to an annual review.

To apply, the applicant must:

  • Be an external student not currently enrolled at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, and who, due to financial constraints, would not normally be able to consider a Flinders education.
  • The applicant’s family must be prepared to complete a financial statement. This will include disclosure, in strict confidence, of the family’s financial situation.
  • The applicant must apply online for Academic and/or General Excellence scholarships; and submit a short hand-written essay outlining why he/she would like to come to Flinders.

Short-listed applicants and their parents will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal.

Flinders Foundation Scholarship

(open to new students only)

The Foundation Scholarship, offering 50% remission of tuition fees*, is offered to a new student commencing at Flinders in Year 10 or Year 11, who exhibits attributes of an outstanding all-round contributor and does not attend Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The scholarship, which is awarded to a student who would otherwise not be able to afford a Flinders education, will be subject to an annual review of academic progress and overall contribution to the life of the College. Applicants are invited to submit a folio as outlined in the application process and are not required to sit academic testing. The winner will be selected at the discretion of the Principal and the interview panel. Click here to apply for the Flinders Foundation Scholarship.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

Applications for the Academic, General Excellence and Principal's Scholarships close Monday, 21 February 2022. No late applications will be accepted. The selection of scholarship recipients will be determined through a College-administered process. Scholarships will be offered for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling (subject to annual review).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Team on 07 5477 3260 or email admissions@mfac.edu.au.

Scholarship Applications – Open in July 2022 (for 2023 entry)

Music Scholarships have moved to mid-year. Applications for Music, Sport and Principal's Scholarships will open in July and close in August. Music auditions will be held in late August/early September.

  • Music
  • Sport
  • The Principal’s Scholarship (open to new students only – means tested)
Can I submit a late scholarship application?

Scholarships are open from January to February each year for Academic and General Excellence Scholarships. Applications for Music and Sport Scholarships open in July and close in August. The College believes that the process is fair for all and the open period enables all applicants during that period the chance to put their best claim forward. Scholarships are highly sought after and the College acknowledges the process enables equitable consideration of candidates. Due to the integrity of the scholarships process, the College is unable to offer any special considerations.

Applicants who are shortlisted for the Academic and General Excellence Scholarships will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal in Term 1. Short-listed applicants for the Music and Sport Scholarships will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal in Term 3. Scholarship winners will be announced in April/May and September, and unsuccessful candidates will be advised in writing. Details of their results will be included.

We would love to show you around Flinders and showcase the wonderful opportunities on offer. We invite you to contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Debbie Southern, to organise a tour of the College (click here to book).

Yes, we require applicants to upload their scholarship paperwork during the application process.

  • Online registrations close 9am (Qld time) / 10am (AEDT).
  • No late applications will be accepted.

All applicants for Academic and General Excellence Scholarships will pay only the one fee, $95, for the scholarship exam. The cost to apply for the Music and Sport Scholarships is $50.

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