Diocesan offers an internal scholarship programme that invests in our current students by recognising high achievers.   Consideration for a scholarship will also be given to a limited number of students who are new to Diocesan. Scholarships at Diocesan have a maximum value of 50% of the tuition fees.  To be eligible applicants must demonstrate they are highly motivated students who are willing to contribute and participate fully in school life while also meeting the scholarship criteria outlined below.

Academic, Sport and Art scholarships are offered from Years 11-13 and will only be made available if there are spaces in these year levels. To be eligible students must meet the criteria in one of the following three areas: 

  1. To apply for a Sports Scholarship, the applicant must be an elite athlete who has been selected for a representative team or had success at a regional or national level.
  2. To apply for an Arts scholarship, the applicant must demonstrate an exceptional level of skill and ability in their chosen discipline. In music this will be demonstrated by having attained their Grade 7/8 for piano, Grade 6/7 for strings, Grade 4/5 for wind or brass. 
  3. To apply for an Academic Scholarship the applicants must be a top achieving student who demonstrates outstanding academic ability. We would be expecting the applicant to be stanine 9 across the curriculum.

To apply for a scholarship go to and complete the school application form and pay the $250 application fee. Beside your daughter’s surname please write ‘scholarship’.

Complete the scholarship application form which clearly states your daughter’s most recent achievements, along with a copy of her two latest school reports and email these to Please mark this with ‘Scholarship application 2021’ in the subject line.

This form is to be completed by your daughter's Teacher/Dean and emailed by them directly to

Once we have received your application we will acknowledge it so you know it is safely with us. At this stage we may request further information from you or your current teacher.

Following the review of all applications, selected applicants will be invited for an interview and/or audition.

Applications open Monday, 13 January 2020 and close on Friday 21 February 2020 at midday and you will know the outcome of your application by Thursday 9 April 2020.

Late applications will not be considered.

Please note Diocesan School for Girls has a policy of awarding one scholarship per student, so if you are awarded a School Scholarship you are not eligible for a Innes House Trust Boarding Scholarship.

Boarding Scholarships

For 2021 Innes House Trust Board (IHTB) have boarding scholarships available for students who are new to Diocesan.  These scholarships contribute up to 50% of the boarding fee for up to five years.  Please see the application form for the criteria.

Applications open - Monday, 13 January 2020 and close Friday, 21 February 2020 midday.

If you are a new student to Diocesan and have not yet applied for a place in School please complete all five sections of the Boarding Scholarship application and provide all of the information as documented on the application form.

If you are already enrolled at Diocesan to start in 2021 but wish to apply for a boarding scholarship, please complete section one of the application only. You need to provide your 2019 mid and end of year reports and provide a copy of your academic results eg NCEA if applicable for IHTB to review, a recent photo, along with the statement on what you hope to achieve at Diocesan and why you are deserving of a boarding scholarship. If you have any certificates or supporting documentation to accompany your application please send copies of these too. You are not required to pay the $250 application fee again.

Please note that Diocesan School for Girls has a policy of awarding one scholarship per student, so if you are awarded an IHTB Boarding Scholarship you are not eligible for a Diocesan School for Girls scholarship.

Please email your completed application to:

 For further information on boarding at Diocesan please refer to our Diocesan Boarding page