Australia Scholarships

Scholarships and University funding for Australia students


Medicine Scholarships Australia 2016 – 2017


1) Bayside Psychotherapy Scholarship – annual clinical experience learning program 2016/ 2017

Donor: Bayside Psychotherapy
About: The need to raise awareness of mental health, psychotherapy and counselling in the community. We have been approached by a number of students requesting placement opportunities and the chance to work directly with patients. Our high standards of patient care, and desire to support the development of student health practitioners has prompted the creation of a mini scholarship. This includes a $500 contribution towards a student’s education, plus up to a half-day mentorship and experience in the operation, management and provision of services in a clinical environment. This scholarship would suit students who aim to operate their own clinic in the future.
Field of study: General Medicine

  • You must be currently enrolled in an approved University or TAFE institution situated in Australia.
  • Please send in a current CV that includes your full name, email address and phone number. We also require a confirmation of enrolment letter from your university or TAFE institution.
  • Any work experience obtained previously in the health sector.
  • You need to include in your application a summary of why you have embarked on a career in the healthy industry, and why you might like to work in or operate a private practice. Also include particulars of what you would like to learn from this opportunity and how you will share this information with other students and colleagues.
  • This scholarship is a learning opportunity especially suited to students of psychology, counselling and social work. However we will also consider applications from candidates studying medicine, allied health (physiotherapy, podiatry, speech therapy, occupational therapy), chiropractics and osteopathy.
  • The awarded student consents to having their full name, a recent photo and name of the University they are enrolled in at the time of the award, being published on this page so that people may verify, in subsequent years, the validity of this scholarship.
  • Of course, it will not be possible to show the successful applicant patient records or similar.

How to apply: To apply please send your application to
Closing date: 28 July annually
More information: While relatively unstructured, this mentorship program would allow the successful scholarship applicant to learn from a qualified, professional team of therapists in private practice (or just the principal psychotherapist, depending on therapist availability and specific learning objectives of the student). Depending on what areas the student would like to focus on, the scholarship program would be adapted to the individual student’s learning and interest requirements. We encourage feedback at the end of the meeting. Contact: 03 9557 9113


2) A and J Gratcheff Memorial Scholarship 2016/ 2017

University Name: The University of Queensland
About: The scholarship was established to encourage and support Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery students to undertake research into the field of geriatric medicine, in particular Alzheimer’s disease.
Field of study: Medicine
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to students who:

  • is either intermitting or has concurrent enrolment in the program degrees of  MBBS to undertake a research project as part of the requirement of –
    • iconcurrent MBBS/MPhil; or
    • ntercalated MBBS/MPhil or MBBS/PhD; and
  • is undertaking research into the field of clinical geriatric medicine with preference given to students researching Alzheimer’s disease; and
  • does not hold another scholarship that the Head considers to be similar.

How to apply: Please email all applications for this Scholarship to Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for. (e.g: JanePrize.TheScholarship). All applications must be received by 4.00 pm. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.
Closing date: 31 July annually
More information: Download and read the A & J Gratcheff Memorial Scholarship Rules (pdf)
Contact:  Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
+61 (07) 3365 5342



University Name: Australian National University
About: Up to fifteen (15) Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science program to assist in undertaking either the 2nd or 3rd year of study of the Bachelor of Medical Science at the Australian National University (ANU) in order to obtain the joint UniSA-ANU Bachelor of Medical Science degree.
Field of study: Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

  1. Students must have completed the equivalent of at least one year of full-time study at UniSA to be eligible to apply.
  2. Open to students in either the 1st or 2nd year of the Bachelor of Medical Science in order to undertake the 2nd or 3rd year of their study at the ANU. Students must comply with the criteria for eligibility for the joint degree that are published in the program rules on PCMS
  3. Eligible candidates must apply for the scholarship by submitting the completed application scholarship form before the closing date, together with a covering letter which outlines the reasons for wishing to undertake the joint degree and providing a statement of achievements. Students who do not submit an application form will not be considered for the Scholarship.
  4. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to an interview.
  5. Award of the scholarship is contingent on the student being made and accepting an offer of cross institutional enrolment in the Bachelor of Medical Science on a full-time basis at the ANU.
  6. Continued award of the scholarship is contingent on successful completion of all courses and the student remaining enrolled on a full-time basis at the ANU for the duration of the academic year.

How to apply: Download and complete the UNISA-ANU JOINT BACHELOF OF MEDICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (pdf). The completed application form and all supporting documentation should be submitted no later than 5pm on the first Friday in December. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Delivery address: Team Leader: Academic Services School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences P4-36 Playford Building City East Campus Postal address: Team Leader: Academic Services School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences University of South Australia PO Box 2471 ADELAIDE SA 5000
Closing date: 1 December annually



About: SA Pathology will fund two scholarships to students in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine. Scholarships are intended to improve attraction and retention rates of Medical Scientists in diagnostic pathology laboratories in regional South Australia.
Field of study: Laboratory Medicine

  • Available only to full time students in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine who are not already scholarship holders.
  • Scholarships are only available to students undertaking the Clinical Practice component of the program.
  • Scholarships are only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to take up a 12 month appointment in a regional SA Pathology laboratory as negotiated with the Head, Regional Services (SA Pathology) at the completion of their degree.
  • All applicants must submit a scholarship application form (available online), a one page written statement setting out how they would benefit professionally from being awarded a scholarship, two referees reports and provide proof of academic merit. Completed applications to be sent to: Assoc Prof Woods, c/- Karen O’Callaghan, Senior Academic Services Officer, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences.
  • Applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the selection panel. The interview will be based on the following criteria: demonstrated communication skills; vision for a career in Laboratory Medicine; a commitment to professional involvement; and a capacity to act in an ambassadorial role in furthering the program.
  • A scholarship will not be offered if there are no suitable applicants.

How to apply: Download and complete the SA PATHOLOGY REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Application Form (pdf) The completed application form and all supporting documentation should be submitted no later than 5pm on the second Friday of February each year. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Postal/Delivery address: Karen O’Callaghan Senior Academic Services Officer Laboratory Medicine School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences P4-36 Playford Building City East Campus Applications can also be submitted electronically to: Karen.o’
Closing date: second Friday of February annually
Contact: Karen.o’


5) Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships 2016/ 2017

University Name: The University of Notre Dame Australia
About: The Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships are to assist and encourage meritorious second year medical students from the School of Medicine, Sydney, who may experience financial burden of relocating to either Werribee or Hawkesbury clinical schools for their third year of study.
Field of study: Medical
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
a) be enrolled and studying the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in the School of Medicine, Sydney;
b) have successfully completed their coursework and assessments up to the completion of Med2000, and be on a good standing in the School of Medicine, Sydney;
c) have chosen an interstate or geographically distant placement for their third year of medical school;
d) be under the age of 30 years; and
e) demonstrate financial burden resulting from the required relocation as outlined in the
selection criteria.
How to apply: Written applications are called for annually and must be submitted to the Manager of the Dean’s
Office of the School of Medicine, Sydney by the advertised closing date.
Closing date: contact the University for closing date details.
More information: download the Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarship Conditions (pdf)
Contact: (02) 8204 4404



University Name: University of Wollongong
About: Faculty scholarships recognise high-achieving students at UOW. Scholarship recipients are expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role for the faculty by actively participating in Faculty-hosted events and become committee members of the Faculty’s Student and Staff Association.
Eligibility: applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must enrol in a full-time degree or double degree offered by the Faculty of Science, Medicine or Health.
  • Outstanding academic achievement based on most recent academic records
  • Motivation and interests, particularly in relation to nominated career path
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of leadership and participation in other areas, e.g. sports, the arts, employment, school and community activities
  • A minimum ATAR of 95*

How to apply: apply online via the following link:
Closing date: 30 September, annually
Contact: or (02) 4252 8959



University Name: University of Wollongong
About: Coast City Country General Practice Training is a regional training provider of General Practice vocational training in South East NSW and the ACT. Coast City Country General Practice Training is a non-profit company which is federally funded by the Department of Health and Ageing and contracted by the General Practice Education and training Ltd on behalf of the Australian Federal Government.
CCCGPT is committed to quality health care in the region and this scholarship reflects its willingness to support individuals with a passion for medicine and the local community.
Field of study: Science, Medicine & Health.
Eligibility: applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Wollongong.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in Phase 3 (MEDI603) of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Wollongong.
  • Applicants must possess an interest in General Practice / Primary Health Care.
  • All applicants will be required to submit a minimum 500, maximum 1000 word essay on “Primary Care in the Community”. The essay should focus on: the applicant’s experience in engaging in the local community and demonstrating an understanding of the unique qualities of General Practice that contribute to primary care in Australia.
  • Applicants should also demonstrate their understanding by reflecting on the practices that they have been involved in during their earlier Phase experiences.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

How to apply:
Current students must download and complete the Scholarship Application Form – Current Students (pdf)
Essay on “Primary Care in the Community” as outlined above.
A photocopy of your academic records
A brief cover letter and resume and outline of community involvement
A one page outline of how the scholarship will assist you in your career ambitions.
Please submit your application package single sided and unstapled.
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Closing date: 14 August, annually
Contact: The Scholarships & Sponsorships Unit
Student Central
Ground Floor, Building 17
University of Wollongong NSW 2522

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