We value recruiting, retaining and developing the skills of registered nurses and midwives in the NSW public health system.
We offer scholarships of up to $8000 to registered nurses and midwives who are doing postgraduate study.
The scholarships help with educational expenses directly associated with postgraduate study. They are open to those working in full- or part-time permanent positions in the NSW public health system.
Scholarships will be offered under the following categories:
Scholarships are awarded through a competitive selection process and not all applicants will be successful. The scholarship will not cover all costs associated with a program of study.
Nursing and Midwifery postgraduate scholarships offered in 2023 are a single payment. The amount depends on the postgraduate qualification that you're studying.
Scholarships contribute to the cost of courses at the following levels:
Ms Jones is awarded a $6000 scholarship in 2023 towards her Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing. She finishes the Graduate Diploma and in 2025 decides to upgrade to a Masters in Intensive Care Nursing. She can't apply for another scholarship because the first one was also for Intensive Care Nursing, which is the same program of study.
Ms Jones enrols in a Graduate Diploma in 2023 and plans to do the course over three years. If she is awarded $6000 for study in 2023, she can't apply for another scholarship until 2026.
Scholarships are not awarded for:
HETI Higher Education Mental Health scholarships including:
Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) scholarships
Older People's Mental Health (OPMH) scholarships
Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (8ALF008) scholarships.
All scholarship categories have specific criteria that can be found in the
Scholarship Categories, Essay Requirements and Marking Criteria webpage. Please read this carefully.
You must also meet the following criteria for all categories. You must:
You must submit the following
two (2) documents with your application to the Health Education and Training Institute by
24 March 2023.
1. Official confirmation of your enrolment in an Australian postgraduate nursing or midwifery course in 2023. This document must include:
Note: We won't accept generic information about course subjects and we may ask for extra information (for example, a tax invoice of your course)
A letter on health service letterhead from your employee services department or immediate manager. The letter must include:
If your enrolment confirmation isn't available when you apply, please submit a brief letter showing your intention to enrol and forward your enrolment confirmation when received. Enrolment confirmation must be provided by:
For your application to be progressed please email it to MOH-Nscholar@health.nsw.gov.au. Information about course subjects will not be accepted.
Online applications open on 21 November 2022 and close at midnight on 24 February 2023.
You can only apply online, and must complete all parts of the application form. We won't accept late or incomplete applications.
You'll be required to submit an essay as part of your application. We recommend that you write the essay in a Word document before you start your online application form. Save it to your hard drive and then attach it into the required field on the online application form.
Visit the Frequently asked questions page for more information about these scholarships.
Or email the Senior Program Officer at
MOH-Nscholar@health.nsw.gov.au for more information.