Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Students from all backgrounds have the chance to be part of the St Mark’s community.


Financial assistance options include scholarships, grants, prizes and bursaries to a total value of over $500,000 for new and existing students at the College each year.

St Mark’s College seeks to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence, the development of good character and a commitment to service in all its students, and to ensure that, as far as possible, financial need is not a barrier to gaining the benefits of an all-round collegiate education at St Mark’s.

A generous financial assistance program recognises excellence in all its forms with over $500,000 available each year to distribute to students through scholarships, grants, prizes and bursaries.

Through the generosity of benefactors, usually more than 50 per cent of St Mark’s students receive some form of financial assistance to help them attend or continue at the College.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their need for financial assistance with staff on application.

Scholarships, Grants, Prizes & Bursaries

A broad range of scholarships, grants and prizes seek to inspire the pursuit of academic excellence, the development of good character and a commitment to community service in all students, and help to make the benefits of an all-round collegiate education at St Mark’s accessible to all students, regardless of their financial circumstances or background.

Awards are made to new and returning students on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and service to the College and the wider community.

Any student who would like to attend St Mark’s but think they cannot afford the fees is invited to discuss their options with the College.

Application Process

The 2022 new student scholarship round is now open, and closes at 9am on Thursday 27 January 2022.

Only one form is required per applicant – the scholarship panel will review your application and consider you for all scholarships and bursaries for which you may be eligible.

Submit your completed application to the Registrar via email or post to St Mark’s College, 46 Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide SA 5006. Applications must be received by 9am on Thursday 27 January 2022.

Students starting College in Semester 2 who require financial assistance should contact the College directly.

The 2022 new student application form is available here.

The full list of Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries can be found here.

Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.


Why I established a scholarship

I established a Scholarship at St Mark’s due to the College’s demonstrated record of achievement and commitment to its students. Having benefited from a scholarship myself when I lived at St Mark’s many years ago, I want to support students who are achievers and enable them to experience a sense of connection to our cultural values and the collegiality of others.

Old Collegian and scholarship donor

Thankful for your generosity

I don’t ever think I will be able to fully express my gratitude for the independence and opportunities these scholarships have given me. I hope you know that I am so very thankful for your generosity.

5th year student

Reducing the financial pressure

Living at St Marks has been the best experience of my life. Receiving a scholarship helped take the financial pressure off my family and I so that I could focus on my studies.

4th year student

Great opportunities that St Marks College life has to offer

Receiving a scholarship has relieved the financial pressure and allowed me more time to fully embrace all the great opportunities that St Marks College life has to offer.

2nd year student

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