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. NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants
  3. Country Health SA LHN undergraduate scholarships
  4. Western Australia Country Health Service
  5. Northern Territory Department of Health Studies Assistance
  6. Bernie Kilgariff memorial scholarship (Alice Springs year 12 leaver)
  7. New South Wales Health Workforce Development
  8. Country Women’s Association of New South Wales – Cowra Medical Education Grant and Inverell Medical Education Grant (health courses, not just medicine)


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


6. 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 Indigenous Cadetship Program
  5. Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship
  6. New South Wales Health Scholarships and Traineeships for Aboriginal People
  7. Rotary Club of Balwyn – Rotary ATSI Tertiary Scholarship
  8. South Australia Health Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program
  9. Australian Psychological Society Bendi Lango Initiative
  10. Mary MacKillop Foundation ATSI Tertiary Scholarship
  11. Indigenous Scholarships (a database of over 300 scholarships for undergraduate study including health)
  12. Australian Capital Territory ATSI Nursing Scholarships
  13. Indigenous Youth Leadership Program
  14. Northern Territory Department of Health ATSI Grants
  15. Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship (Tasmania – Department of Health and Human Services)
  16. Freddy Fricke Scholarship (NSW students only)
  17. Alan Duncan Memorial Scholarship (NSW students only)




Australian Dental Association Study Grant information page

National Rural Health Alliance – New South Wales Regional Dentistry Scholarship

Grants for Indigenous Dental Students (ADA)

Grants for Rural and Remote Dental Students

The ADHF and Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grants



Bonded Medical Places Scheme

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)

John Flynn Placement Program (click here for additional information)

Medshop Australia Student Scholarship Program

Medical Insurance Group Australia – elective grants program

Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia Funding

General Practice Rural Incentives Program

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Cowra Country Women’s Association Medical Education Grant

Rural Resident Medical Cadetship

Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship



New South Wales Health Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships

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 Psychological Society

Clinical Psychology Scholarship

Indigenous Psychology Student Congress Attendance 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 May 2018.

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