Scholarships

Scholarships for current and future students

Registrations for 2020 Scholarships are now open!

Queen Margaret College offers merit based scholarships to deserving and promising students going into Year 7, Year 9 and Senior Years (11–13). Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and performance, character and disposition at the discretion of the Principal.

How to apply

Year 7 and Year 9 Scholarships

Year 7 and 9 scholarship applications have closed.

 

Senior School Scholarships

Senior Years applications have now closed.

 

Note: A non-refundable fee of $460.00 is payable on acceptance of the scholarship for students who are not currently enrolled at the College.

For further information please see FAQ below or contact enrolments@qmc.school.nz

Scholarship FAQ

What Scholarships does the College offer?

The Year 7 Academic Scholarship is awarded for up to 4 years and provides for up to 50% of tuition fees.

The Year 9 Academic Scholarship is awarded for up to 3 years and provides for up to 50% of tuition fees.

Scholarships are reviewed annually and in general students hold these scholarships for their time at the College, excluding the Year 7 scholarship. The Year 7 scholarship is only for four years and students continuing into Year 11 can apply for the Principal’s Senior School Discretionary Scholarship.

How do I know my application has been received?

On submission an automated message will appear on screen, thanking you for submitting. Please contact the school if this is not the case.

When will I be sent details about the scholarship examination?

If sitting an examination is required, an email will be sent out from the school a month prior to the exams giving details of the timetable for the day.

What if I am not available on the day of the exam?

All candidates need to sit the papers on the same day and under the same conditions so if you are not available on the day of the exam your application will not proceed.

What is in the scholarship exam?

English, Maths and General Knowledge.

Can I study for the exam?

Not really. Exams are based on the students’ current year level standard.

Are sample papers available?

For the Maths Sample Paper, click here. For the Writing Sample Paper, click here. The academic difficulty of these papers is based on a Year 7 exam.

The structure of the exam will be the same for Year 7 and Year 9.

Do I have to wear my school uniform to the exam?

No.

What happens after I have taken the exam?

Once papers have been marked, selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the Principal and Head of Middle School. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email.

Is there an exam for the Senior School Discretionary Scholarship?

No exam is required. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the Principal and the Head of the Senior School. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email.

Terms and Conditions

  • Recipients of the Year 7 Academic Scholarships are not eligible to apply for the Year 9 Academic Scholarship.
  • Should the diligence, progress or behaviour of a scholarship recipient prove to be unsatisfactory, then the College reserve the right to terminate the scholarship.
  • All candidates must be New Zealand citizens or residents. Those candidates who are not currently enrolled at Queen Margaret College must provide documentary evidence of New Zealand birth, citizenship or residency.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent school report must accompany the application.
  • Candidates are required to sit the scholarship examination at the College on the designated day and time in order to be considered.
  • The results of the examination will remain confidential to the College.
  • Sample papers of previous examinations are not available.
  • The allocation of scholarships will be the decision of the Principal and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • A non-refundable acceptance fee of $460.00 is payable on acceptance of the scholarship for students who are not currently enrolled at Queen Margaret College.
  • Should the scholarship student choose to leave before the end of her scholarship period, the fee payer/s will be required to refund the total of any scholarship money allocated to her during her scholarship period.