Scholarships are awarded annually to children on the basis of performance in the Scholarship Examination, usually written in March each year. Pupils in Grade 7 are invited to write the Scholarship Examination on the recommendation of their Prep School Head. The exam includes written papers in English and Mathematics and is based on Grade 6 work. Candidates will be involved in a group facilitation involving thinking skills, and they will also be interviewed by senior staff.

Scholarships are awarded predominantly on academic performance with the additional consideration of sport and other cultural activities. They are awarded at the Head’s discretion and are normally valid for the candidates’ whole College career, provided that conduct and diligence are satisfactory.

Please note: There are a limited number of scholarships available and are not automatically awarded on application.

Important Dates

Our Oakhill College Scholarship application process is now open for Grade 8, 2024.

Please take note of the following dates and times:

  • Closing date for applications:
    • Wednesday, 1 March 2023
  • Feedback and further information to all applicants:
    • Friday, 3 March 2023
  • Scholarship exams:
    • Friday, 10 March from 14h30 (interviews and lateral thinking exercises)
    • Saturday, 11 March from 08h30 (Mathematics and English exams)
      Candidates are required to be at both sessions Friday, 10 March and Saturday, 11 March 2023.

Application Process

Should you wish to apply for the scholarship, please make sure you submit ALL the following to Karine Trollip at [email protected] OR use the online Scholarship Application form below.

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form (PDF)
  • A copy of the pupil’s full year-end report (Grade 6) , including details of sport and other co-curricular activities
  • A handwritten letter of intention from the pupil.
    The letter of intention is essentially a motivation letter which is a short introduction by the pupil including why they are interested in attending Oakhill College.

In addition to the above, external candidates applying to Oakhill are required to complete the following:

Further information

If you require any further information, please contact Karine Trollip on 044 382 6506 or via email: [email protected].



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