University Scholarships



1. Be sure to check with each university/institution you are applying to as you may fulfil their scholarship criteria.

2. Scholarship databases – you might start by searching the Hot Courses Database or by searching on myfuture or looking at the listing on Aussie Educator.  Here are two links for indigenous students – Indigenous Scholarships and Aussie Educator’s indigenous section.

3. Your local council or community organisations or businesses may also offer scholarships.

4. The following links provide information about a number of health professions – click to see if your course is included:

    1. NSW Rural Doctors Network Scholarships Database (over 200 scholarships listed for many health courses)
    2. Nursing & Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)
    3. New South Wales Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants
    4. Give Them Wings – for country Victorian health students
    5. Country Health South Australia Undergraduate Scholarships
    6. Pearson Student Academic Achievement Awards
    7. Western Australia Country Health Service
    8. Northern Territory Department of Health Studies Assistance
    9. Northern Territory Government Kilgariff Memorial Scholarship (Alice Springs year 12 leaver)
    10. New South Wales Health Workforce Development
    11. Dr William K Hunter Scholarship (students from Moree Shire, Warialda, Bingara or Collarenebri districts)
    12. Country Women’s Association of New South Wales – Cowra Medical Education Grant and Inverell Medical Education Grant (health courses, not just medicine)


4. The following links provide information about undergraduate scholarships for any tertiary study:

    1. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program
    2. Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship Program
    3. Australian Federation of Graduate Women
    4. Cancer Council Queensland Seize the Day Study Awards
    5. The Rhodes Scholarships for Australia
    6. My Future Awards and Scholarships (search the database)
    7. The Good Universities Guide (search the database)
    8. Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women)
    9. Northern Territory Higher Education Scholarship
    10. Queensland Government TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship
    11. Auscott Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (NSW students from Namoi Valley, Macquarie Valley and Gwydir Valley only)
    12. David Bowler Memorial Award (students from Broken Hill)
    13. Country Education Foundation of Australia
    14. Universities Admissions Centre Equity Scholarships
    15. NSW Farmers Association Tertiary Scholarship Program


5. The following links are for indigenous Australian students:

    1. Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS)
    2. Commonwealth Scholarships Program
    3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme – link to programs here
    4. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Training Package
    5. National Indigenous Cadetship Program
    6. Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship
    7. New South Wales Health Scholarships and Traineeships for Aboriginal People
    8. Departments of Health and Human Services, Victoria Health Scholarships for Aboriginal Australians
    9. Rotary Club of Balwyn – Rotary ATSI Tertiary Scholarship
    10. South Australia Health Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program
    11. Australian Psychological Society Bendi Lango Initiative
    12. Mary MacKillop Foundation ATSI Tertiary Scholarship
    13. Indigenous Scholarships (a database of over 300 scholarships for undergraduate study including health)
    14. Australian Capital Territory ATSI Nursing Scholarships
    15. Indigenous Youth Leadership Program
    16. Maria Lane Bursaries (undergraduate women in South Australia)
    17. Northern Territory Department of Health ATSI Grants
    18. Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship (Tasmania – Department of Health and Human Services)
    19. Freddy Fricke Scholarship (NSW students only)
    20. Alan Duncan Award




Australian Dental Association Study Grant information page

National Rural Health Alliance – New South Wales Regional Dentistry Scholarship



Bonded Medical Places Scheme

Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme (no longer accepting new students from 2016 intake onwards)

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)

Australian Rotary Health Rural Medical Scholarships

John Flynn Placement Program

Medical Insurance Group Australia – elective grants program

Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program

General Practice Rural Incentives Program

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Cowra Country Women’s Association Medical Education Grant



New South Wales Health Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships

Rotary Health – Parnell Rural and Remote Nursing Scholarship

Australian College of Nursing

South Australian Premier’s Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship

Department of Health Western Australia – Nursing and Midwifery Office Scholarships

Australian College of Nursing Emerging Nurse Leader Program

Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship

Lions Nurses’ Scholarship



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (ATSIPSS)

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (RPSS)

Intern Incentive Allowance for Rural Pharmacies

Rural Intern Training Allowance

Rural Pharmacy Student Placement Allowance



Australian Capital Territory Undergraduate Scholarships



Australian Psychological Society

Clinical Psychology Scholarship


Please note: this is by no means a comprehensive list of every scholarship in Australia. You may need to do further research to find a scholarship you are eligible for. This page was last updated in February 2015.

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