NSW Health offers a range of scholarships to support NSW Health staff and students studying health degrees. Some of these scholarships are specifically targeted at those living and working in rural and regional areas to support and develop the local workforce.

Nursing and midwifery scholarships

NSW Health offer scholarships and financial assistance programs to support nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students. Some of these are targeted at supporting rural health professionals and some are available to all.

These include:

  • Aboriginal cadetships and scholarships
  • enrolled nurse and undergraduate scholarships and grants
  • postgraduate and career development scholarships
  • re-entry to nursing or midwifery scholarships.

For more information and to apply for these scholarships please visit Nursing and midwifery scholarships and financial assistance.

Rural education scholarships

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) offer scholarships and grants aiming to provide equal access to education in areas of need.

Scholarships are available annually for a range of professional groups including:

  • medical trainees in rural and remote areas
  • eligible NSW rural vocational and prevocational medical trainees undertaking metropolitan training
  • allied health assistants, pharmacy assistants and technicians
  • mental health professionals
  • rural allied health professionals completing postgraduate training.

For more information and to apply for these scholarships please visit HETI - Scholarships and grants.

Scholarships from other organisations

Many other organisations offer support and funding to rural health professionals or people studying or training to become a health professional. These scholarships are not administered by NSW Health. Please contact the organisations you're interested in to find out more.

Current as at: Tuesday 14 December 2021
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