Metropolitan Access Scholarships

Application status: CLOSED

Applications for MAS are now CLOSED for term rotations from 1 July 2022 to 29 January 2023.

Open from: 12 October 2022 to 2 November 2022

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Metropolitan Access Scholarship Application Guidelines

The Metropolitan Access Scholarship (MAS) aims to support rural trainees to obtain a diverse training experience by ensuring trainees gain access to specialist terms not offered in rural or regional centres while expanding their professional network.

The Metropolitan Access Scholarships are available to eligible NSW rural vocational, non-specialist doctors (SRMOs or trainees working in unaccredited training positions) and Rural Preferential Recruitment Program PGY1/2 trainees who are relocating to undertake metropolitan training.

The scholarship is valued at $12,000 provided pro rata based on the number of weeks of the metropolitan placement.


To qualify for the Metropolitan Access Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Relocating from your primary rural location to undertake metropolitan training terms during the timeframe of 1 July 2022 to 29 January 2023
  • College-enrolled vocational trainee or
  • Rural Preferential Recruitment Program PGY1/2 trainee or
  • Non-specialist doctor (SRMO or Trainee working in an Unaccredited Training position)

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form.

Further Information

For further information please refer to the Application Guidelines or contact the Medical Education Funds team at or by phone on 02 9844 6560.