The Metropolitan Access Scholarships (MAS) program provides financial support to eligible NSW rural vocational and prevocational medical trainees undertaking metropolitan training.
The scholarships aim to assist rural trainees, with a strong commitment to rural practice in NSW, to relocate to a metropolitan centre for further training. It is recognised that vocational training programs may require a component of training to be undertaken in a metropolitan tertiary centre and this can have financial implications for trainees required to relocate from their rural homes.   
The scholarship is valued at $12,000, provided pro rata based on the number of weeks of the metropolitan placement. 
The program is primarily targeted towards rural-based vocational trainees, whose applications will be assessed first, however Rural Preferential Recruitment Program PGY1/2 trainees are also eligible to apply. 


  • Australian citizens and permanent residents
  • NSW Health employees
  • Undertaking a metropolitan rotation in the 2017 clinical year (February 2017 to February 2018)
  • Rural-based (RA2-5) trainees enrolled in a vocational training program (first priority) or
  • Rural Preferential Recruitment Program PGY1/2 trainees (second priority).

How to apply

Applications for the 2017 clinical year are now closed. ​
For any inquiries please contact
Applications for the 2018 clinical year will open in December 2017.
Page Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2017