Scholarships for domestic students

The following scholarships are available to applicants:

Graduate Entry Program Scholarships

For: Domestic students enrolling in their first year of the Sydney Medical Program (Doctor of Medicine).
How much: $6,000 per annum
How long: From one year to four years.
Sydney Scholars Program - Graduate Entry are awarded to the top ranked students through the admission process. Separate application is not required. Recipients will be notified by the Sydney Medical School in early September 2014.

Applicants must be enrolling in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) the following academic year. This scholarship cannot be deferred.

To be eligible for these scholarships, you must be a domestic student (i.e. Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia).

Scholarships are awarded for study in the Sydney Medical Program within Sydney Medical School and cannot be transferred.

Centrelink income support for students

Student Start-up Scholarships

For: Full-time students in an approved scholarship course, who are receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

How much: In 2013, the Student Start Up Scholarship is $1,025 for each six months of eligible study, a total of $2,050 in 2013.

Continuing students who qualify for the scholarship will receive it with the first allowance payment they get after 24 February. The second payment to continuing students who qualify will receive it in their first allowance payment after 24 July.

How to apply: No application is necessary. This will be paid directly to eligible students through Centrelink.

Please visit Centrelink for further information and definitions.

Relocation Scholarships

For: Full-time students in an approved scholarship course, who are receiving Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY and who are dependents who have to live away from the family home for study or who meet specific independence criteria.

How much: Students on the Relocation Scholarship will be paid $4,000 in their first year at university and $1,000 each year thereafter.
How to apply: No application is necessary. This will be paid directly to eligible students through Centrelink.

Please visit Centrelink for further information and definitions.

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarships (RAMUS)

The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme assists students with a rural background to study medicine at university. Scholarship holders receive $10,000 a year during completion of a standard medical degree at their chosen university. Approximately 100 new RAMUS scholarships are available each year.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
  • have lived in an Australian rural area for a defined minimum period of time - a minimum of five consecutive years, or eight cumulative years from your fifth birthday up to the time you enter medical school;
  • be studying full-time in an accredited Australian medical degree;
  • you can apply for RAMUS if you are applying to study medicine, or if you are already enrolled, and in any year of your medical studies. Accredited medical courses include both undergraduate and graduate-entry courses.
  • be a member of, or agree to join, your university’s student rural health club.

Applications open in November each year and close in the following January.

At this time, the Application Form and Application Guidelines will be available online at www.ruralhealth.org.au

View more information here or contact:

Email:
Phone: 1800 460 440 (free call)
Mail: NRHA (RAMUS), PO Box 280, Deakin West ACT 2600

Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme (MRBSS)

The Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme (MRBSS) is part of the Australian Commonwealth Government’s Rural Health Strategy that includes an integrated range of initiatives to deliver more doctors and better health services to rural and regional communities.

The scholarships are attached to 100 new places in medical schools that are offered annually to both graduate and undergraduate entry students.

Each scholarship provides over $24,000 per year, indexed annually and currently tax free, during the course of study.

In return, scholars will agree to work for six years in a rural or remote area once they have qualified as either a general practitioner or specialist.

Contact details to obtain further information on the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships Scheme:

Phone: MRBSS hotline (freecall) 1800 248 720
Email:
Website: www.health.gov.au/mrbscholarships

Australian Defence Force - Graduate Medical Sponsorship

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) offers the Graduate Medical Scheme which allows persons who already hold an appropriate degree qualification (ie acceptable to the respective Medical School) to be sponsored to qualify as a medical practitioner and then serve in the Australian Defence Force as a Medical Officer.

Successful applicants undertake a four year degree course at one of the Australian universities offering the graduate medical program. This is followed by two years residency (internship and RMO1 year) to be completed at a teaching hospital. It is the responsibility of the applicant to seek acceptance into graduate medical studies at the university of their choice. This includes sitting the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test.

More information

For further details, please visit www.defencejobs.gov.au, or go directly to Army Doctor,
Navy Doctor or Air Force Doctor

For more information on careers in the Navy, Army or Air Force call 13 19 01 or visit one of the Defence Force Recruiting Centres