Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. There is one application round each year that opens in November. There are always more eligible applicants than scholarships (about 130 are available each year), and those applying are ranked according to the extent of their background in rural or remote areas of Australia, their demonstrated financial need and their commitment to working in rural Australia in the future. The Scheme is funded by the Australian Government and is designed to result in more doctors choosing to work in rural and remote Australia. The RAMUS Scheme supports a total of 587 current scholarship holders. The National Rural Health Alliance administers the RAMUS Scheme on behalf of the Department of Health.

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