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Don’t miss out on your chance to secure up to $12,000 to support your health studies.

Subsidies are awarded annually for three years from 2024 - 2026. Applications open in January each year.

Applications are now open for students:

  • Commencing study in 2024
  • Graduating study in 2023 and have found employment with NSW Health in 2024

Apply for a Tertiary Health Study Subsidy

About the Tertiary Health Study Subsidies

The Tertiary Health Study Subsidy Program provides subsidies to students studying a health qualification and incentivises them to enter the NSW Health workforce.

The payments can assist students with fees, technology, travel, or other associated personal costs.

What subsidies are available?

NSW Health offers two subsidies:

  1. $12,000 subsidy paid over three years to students commencing study in 2024, 2025 and 2026, and intending to work for NSW Health upon completion.
  2. $8,000 subsidy paid one-off to students graduating study with employment in NSW Health in 2024, 2025 and 2026.

Each subsidy will see 2,000 students awarded annually for the next three years.

Who is eligible?

The Tertiary Health Study Subsidy Program is open to students who:

  • are Australian citizens, or Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens, and
  • are studying an eligible tertiary health qualification at a recognised educational provider, and
  • are not receiving another NSW Health scholarship, grant, or subsidy, and
  • for commencing students, are committing to work for NSW Health for a period of 5 years, or
  • for graduating students, accepted employment with NSW Health and stay for a period of 5 years.

Additionally, for nursing, paramedicine, and medicine:

  • for commencing students: are committing to work for NSW Health in a MM3 - MM7 location for a period of 5 years.      
  • for graduating students: accepted employment with NSW Health in a MM3 - MM7 location and stay for a period of 5 years.

NSW Health uses the Modified Monash Model (MM) to determine rural and regional areas (MM3 - MM7). Use the  Modified Monash Model (MM) locator to find out if you are located in a MM3 - MM7 location.

Eligible workforce groups and locations

  • Aboriginal Health Practitioner - ​Statewide
  • ​Clinical Psychology - ​​Statewide
  • ​Dentistry​- Statewide
  • ​Environmental Officers - ​Statewide
  • ​Medical Physics​ - Statewide
  • ​Medicine Interns​ - Rural Preferential Recruitment
  • ​Medicine Students​ -  MM3-MM7
  • ​Midwifery​ - Statewide
  • ​Nursing​ - MM3-MM7
  • ​Occupational Therapy ​- Statewide
  • ​Oral Health Therapy​ - Statewide
  • ​Paramedicine - ​MM3-MM7
  • ​Pharmacy - ​Statewide
  • ​Physiotherapy​ - Statewide
  • ​Podiatry​ - Statewide
  • ​Radiation Therapy​ - Statewide
  • Radiography​ - Statewide
  • ​Social Work ​- Statewide
  • ​Sonography​ - Statewide
  • ​Speech Pathology​ - Statewide

Subsidy priorities

There are a limited number of subsidies available, and applications will remain open until all subsidies are awarded.

While all eligible applications will be considered, small but critical workforces will be given preference, and those who intend to work in a regional and rural area.

Applicants who are awarded or who are receiving other NSW Health scholarships or grants for their course will not be considered for these subsidies.

How are the subsidies paid?

For successful applicants commencing study

First-year payments will be made after the census date has passed, and you have provided proof of enrolment.

Second and third-year payments will be made after you provide proof of continued enrolment and the passing of previous year subjects.

For successful applicants graduating study

A one-off payment will be made via NSW Health payroll once you have commenced in your position.

Financial advice

Subsidies may affect your Centrelink payment entitlements and may be subject to income tax. All applicants are strongly advised to follow required Centrelink payment processes and seek independent financial advice regarding your individual circumstances.

Apply now

Don’t miss out your chance to secure up to $12,000 to support your health studies.

Subsidies are awarded annually for three years from 2024 - 2026. Applications open in January each year.

Applications are now open for students:
  • Commencing study in 2024
  • Graduating study in 2023 and have found employment with NSW Health in 2024

Applications will close when all subsidies are awarded, so we encourage you to apply early. 

Apply for a Tertiary Health Study Subsidy

For more information

For further enquiries or information about the Tertiary Health Study Subsidies please email: MOH-THSSP@health.nsw.gov.au.

​​Other scholarships and grants

​NSW Health scholarships and grants

 
 

​​​​​​​We offer other scholarships and grants to support students and NSW Health staff living and working across NSW. You can find out more at:

Scholarships and grants from other organisations

Many other organisations offer support and funding. These scholarships are not administered by NSW Health. Please contact the organisations you're interested in to find out more.

Current as at: Tuesday 20 February 2024
Contact page owner: Recruitment and Retention