Somerset College offers partial scholarships each year for talented Grade 7 students for entry into the Senior School in Grade 8. These scholarships are awarded on academic excellence only. All scholarships are for a student’s full Senior School career (Grade 8 to Matric), provided conduct and academic performance are satisfactory.

Please note that ALL prospective Grade 8 students in 2020 are required to write the Placement Test on Saturday 23 February 2019. We do require ALL prospective students to be on our waiting list in order to write these assessments. Application to the school must be made to the Admissions Department by Friday 15 February 2019. Based on the Placement Test results and information received in the application form, the top candidates will be invited to write the Scholarship Exams.

The Scholarship Exam for entry into Grade 8 in 2020 will be written at the College at 09h00 on Friday 1 March 2019 by invitation only. Two papers will be written; Mathematics and English. Scholarship offers will be made based on the results of these two papers. For more information, please contact Mrs Patricia McNaught Davis at

Please understand that no correspondence will be entered into at any stage of the process. All applications will be treated equally. The discretion of the school in this regard is non-negotiable.

Students requiring bursaries will be identified via the application and assessment process.

Three wonderful students have been awarded a Pioneer Foods Education Trust Scholarship to attend Somerset College in 2016 for five years.  The Acorn Bursary Trust (ABT) has partnered with the generosity of Pioneer Foods Education Trust to provide tuition and boarding to three academically capable, strong characters who are going to make a meaningful mark on this country in the future.  Somerset College is well placed to provide a platform for these students to flourish. Selected from a number of applicants, the College is delighted to have selected three remarkable young people to be part of our school on account of their many attributes. Somerset College is also proud to partner with a forward thinking, dynamic organization that believes in the value of excellent education.


Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2018:
Jemma Falkenberg, Andjela Mitrovic, Matt Roux and Joshua Povall

Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2017:
Jennifer Redding, Lauren Venter, Jordan Heymans and Liam Watson

Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2016:
Spencer Wiggins, Dhania Schultz and Jonathan van Druten

Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2015:
Benjamin van Schalkwyk, Annalie Swanepoel, Anna Bruwer and Emma Rubidge

Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2014:
Jacques Morris, Jaihne Magerman, Tegan Anne O’Grady, Samuel Henderson, Nicholas Williams and Gabriel Ravenscroft

Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2013:
Abigail Davies, Kelsey Greeff, Kiera van Eeden, Matthew Dave and Joshua Putterill

Recipients of Scholarships for Grade 8 in 2012:
Frances Carstens, Caitlin Grieve, Samuel Kingwill and Marcus Nel