Community Programs

2.2 Private High School Scholarships – 2023

Up to $16,500 per student/per school year to attend an Australian private high school.
Up to 60 scholarships will be awarded for the 2023 school year.

  • A dependent child listed on the IBN child register.
  • An IBN member of high school age.
  • Students must be accepted for enrolment into an Australian private school.
  • Enrolment and tuition fees
  • Boarding fees for a school-based residence or
    hostel (if these expenses are not covered
    by the school).
  • Travel assistance (conditions apply).
  • Study expenses:
  • Computer, laptop or iPad/tablet, printer.
  • Computing supplies – computer bags, software, warranties and repairs, ink cartridges.
  • Textbooks, school bag and general supplies.
  • Uniforms, sports clothing and shoes.
  • School bus Multiriders (top-ups only)
  • School canteen lunch accounts.
  • Equipment – sporting items, musical instruments.
  • School photographs.
  • Bicycles, scooters.
  • Manchester/linen (if not supplied)
  • School activities – such as excursions, camps, sports competitions, Country Week, School Balls.
  • Extracurricular activities – such as fees for before and after school programs, extra tutoring, sports clubs and competitions, music and swimming lessons.
Items NOT available
  • Private rental.
  • Scholarship students cannot access Pre-school to Year 12 benefits as well.
  • ABSTUDY is NOT a condition of this program but eligible students are encouraged to apply. IBN will assist you with your application.
  • Eligible students MUST first access government Student Travel Subsidies where available.
  • Parents and legal carers are required to allow IBN to obtain school progress reports.
  • Continued scholarship funding may be subject to satisfactory attendance and
    academic progress.
  • IBN must be notified of any change in the student’s situation.
Supporting documents
  • Program application form 2.2
  • Proof of enrolment
  • Supplier invoices or quotes showing payment details
  • Evidence of ABSTUDY entitlement (if eligible)
  • Student travel subsidy (DoT) or ABSTUDY fares allowance form
  • Details of other scholarships (if applicable)
  • Latest school report (for continuing benefits beyond one year)
Application Processing Time

Scholarship applications may take several weeks to process.


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