Grants of up to $1,000 for clinical placements in a NSW public health facility are available if you're a NSW student studying a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree. These assist with the accommodation and travel expenses associated with your placement.
The amount of the grant is based on the distance between the GPO of your 'home' University campus and the GPO of the clinical placement.
Although grants are limited to one per calendar year, application periods for clinical placement grants are open twice per calendar year. 2023 dates are:
You must submit an online application. Applications received any other way (e.g. post or email) won't be processed.
You'll be emailed with the outcome approximately four weeks after the closing date of your application.
You're eligible to apply for the grants if you:
You aren't eligible for a clinical placement grant if you're on a Rural Undergraduate scholarship from NSW Health in 2023.
During the online application, you'll need to upload a document on university letterhead that includes written confirmation from your university coordinator of your placement:
A selection panel awards these grants. Their decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
You'll be emailed about the outcome of your application by the end of June this year for funding period 1 applications, and by the end of December this year for funding period 2 applications.
Please note that unexpected delays can occur.
The amount of your grant is based on the distance between the GPO of your 'home' University campus and the GPO of the clinical placement. You'll be emailed about this amount.
It may take up to five weeks from your confirmation email to process payments into your nominated bank account. Please note that there are sometimes unexpected delays.
Payments cannot be made into credit card accounts.
Your scholarship funding is for travel and accommodation costs directly associated with clinical placements done as part of your Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree. The Health Education and Training Institute doesn't need receipts. However, you should keep these for taxation purposes.
If you don't do your clinical placement, you need to tell the Health Education and Training Institute in writing within seven days and you'll have to pay back the grant in full.
No withholding tax has been deducted. Please seek independent taxation advice on implications.
An FBT issue arises if you're an employee in the public health system and receive funding from the Health Education and Training Institute.
Please seek independent advice about your personal circumstances where necessary.
Submit an Online Application
For further information about this scholarship please contact the Senior Program Officer by email at
MOH-Nscholar@health.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 9844 6570.