Scholarships and Programs


The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. In addition to their rural background, RAMUS scholarship holders are selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated commitment to working in rural Australia in the future.


CWAA Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development (PD) Grant 2021

CWAA Rural & Remote Nursing and Midwifery PD Grant 2021 [ended]

Applications for the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development (PD) Grants 2021 are now open. They are intended to assist rural and remote nurses and midwives to offset the costs of undertaking continuing professional development.


Indigenous Scholarships Portal

Indigenous Scholarships

The Indigenous Scholarships Portal has information about all the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, available in Australia and overseas, designed for Indigenous students.


Health Workforce Scholarship Program Financial assistance for your training and upskilling

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and/or scope of practice.

The Program is being delivered by a consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs), led by Health Workforce Queensland. The consortium comprises:
Health Workforce Queensland
NSW Rural Doctors Network
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
HR+ Tasmania
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency of SA
Rural Health West
Northern Territory PHN


RHCE2 [ended]

The NRHA managed Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program that supported continuing professional development (CPD) for health professionals working in more remote areas.

From 2010 to 2015, RHCE2 provided support to 119 projects which helped around 8,500 health professionals. This work strengthened our understanding of an increasingly important workforce development and retention strategy – one which will be critical in addressing future workforce issues. Funding for this program ceased in 2015.


NSW-RDS [ended]

The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship was sponsored by Senator John Williams. It provided support to a person with strong links to regional New South Wales commencing dentistry studies.

The scholarship expired when Senator Williams retired at the May 2019 election.


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