NSW Rural Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarships

Status: OPEN Open 23 Jan 2023 to 7 Apr 2023

Scholarships are available to permanent fulltime or part time allied health clinicians employed and currently working in a rural located public health service, to assist with educational expenses directly associated with post-graduate study. In 2022 the scholarships were valued at up to $10,000 dependent on the course undertaken.

Eligible Courses

  • Single Subjects: Clinicians can apply for funding to undertake a single subject offered by a tertiary institution relevant to their current work.
  • Undergraduate Degrees: Applications for scholarships for undergraduate degrees would generally only be considered where the applicant does not currently have a tertiary qualification and is seeking to obtain a qualification relevant to their employment eg welfare worker undertaking a course in social work.
  • Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Masters Degree
  • PhD

Only single subjects or courses offered by a tertiary institution recognised under the Higher Education Act 2001, or equivalent courses offered by organisations registered and accredited for the delivery of higher education courses, are eligible.

Short courses and conferences are not eligible for funding under this program.

Eligible area

The rural and remote Local Health Districts are:

  • Far West
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Northern NSW
  • Southern NSW
  • Western NSW
  • Hunter New England (excluding: Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, Newcastle, and Lake Macquarie LGA)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven (excluding: Kiama, Wollongong and Shellharbour LGA)
  • Nepean Blue Mountains (Lithgow LGA only)

Some metropolitan districts may include rural areas e.g. South Western Sydney.  Please use the Health Workforce Locator to determine whether you are located in a rural or remote area.

Clinicians providing outreach services from a metropolitan centre are not eligible.

Income Tax advice

No witholding tax has been deducted. Please seek independant tax advice on implications.

Related documents

2023 NSW Rural Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship


For further enquiries about this grant please contact the Scholarship Coordinator:

T:  02 9844 6570