For information on scholarships, grants and other financial support, please review the information below.
Flinders University Student Finance Services
For a comprehensive list of available scholarships please contact Flinders University's Student Finance Services on (08) 1300 FLINDERS or visit the University's Scholarships Website.
Flinders University Prize List
For information on Prizes awarded by the Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences including the AMANT Prize for a second year NT Medical Program student, please refer to the Prize rules.
Scholarships and grants are usually based on equity and/or academic merit and sometimes have conditions attached. It is important to be aware that applications for some scholarships will need to be submitted the year before the scholarship is awarded. Please note this Scholarship list does not include all available scholarships.
- Flinders University Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being:Poche Scholarship . The Poche Scholarships aim to assist in this process by providing financial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a coursework degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University.Up to two (2) new scholarships of $25,000 per annum will be offered each year, for the length of the degree to a maximum of 4 years full-time study.
- The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health: NTMP Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship has been established by The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Alice Springs at Flinders University. The scholarship is designed toprovide financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Doctor of Medicine in the Northern Territory Medical Program.
- The Dr Tanya Davies Equity Grant is an annual bursary made possible through a generous donation by philanthropists, into the Dr Tanya Davies Equity Grant. The purpose of the grant is to provide a bursary to Aboriginal students studying Medicine in the NT Medical School who are likely to contribute in the long-term to the health of the people of the Northern Territory. This bursary is also available to Northern Territory resident students studying medicine who have an interest in Aboriginal health and intend to work in the Northern Territory. The bursary will be awarded to a student in their clinical years. Applications must be submitted on the official application form by the date set by the Selection Committee. Please review the Dr Tanya Davies Equity Grant Processes (PDF 81KB) .
- Flinders University Austin Taylor Indigenous NT Medical Program Scholarship. This scholarship has been established to support the retention and successful graduation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as health professionals. Subject to the availability of funds, a minimum of one scholarship with a minimum value of $750 may be awarded each year.
- The Bupa Indigenous Health Scholarship was established in 2012. The scholarship is designed to provide support to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student studying in the field of medicine at Flinders University. All eligible students will be considered for this scholarship. Applications are not required.
- The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) website provides information on numerous scholarships.
- The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The Scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and his role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). The aim of the Scheme is to encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce.
- The Australian Executor Trustees (AET) Scholarship for Indigenous Student Achievement in Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences was established to support the retention and successful graduation of indigenous students, with particular regard to increasing the capacity of Indigenous Australians to contribute to the health of their communities. Subject to the availability of funds, a minimum of one scholarship with a minimum value of $4000 may be awarded each year for a student in their final year of an undergraduate medicine, nursing, or health sciences course.
- The National Rural Health Alliance administers the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarships (RAMUS) Scheme on behalf of the Department of Health and Ageing. The 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.The Scheme is aimed at attracting more doctors to rural and remote Australia.The RAMUS Scheme supports a total of 573 current scholarship holders. About 100 new scholarships are awarded each year through a competitive application round, to maintain the total of 573.
- The Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme offers 100 scholarships annually that are linked to extra places in medical schools. Students accepting the MRBS commit to working for six continuous years in a rural or remote area of Australia after completing their medical training as a specialist. The scholarship is worth over $23,000 a year, is tax free and is indexed annually.
- The Australian Medical Association offers the Indigenous People's Medical Scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. To be awarded a scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled full time at an Australian Medical School, and have successfully completed at least their first year of medicine. However, students who are currently in their first year of medicine are eligible to apply. Applicants must also be eligible for ABSTUDY. A scholarship will not be awarded to an applicant who already holds another scholarship. Please note that it is the responsibility of applicants to seek advice from Centrelink, on how the scholarship payment may affect ABSTUDY or any other government payment. Applications close at the end of January for scholarships for that year.
- Australian Rotary Health fund Indigenous Health Scholarships . The program is a co-operative program between Australian Rotary Health, Rotary clubs, some State or Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government. The object of the program is to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist Indigenous students with their day-to-day expenses while they undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions. The scholarship is paid in addition to the Government Abstudy allowance. The value of each scholarship is $5,000 per year. A Rotary Club contributes $2,500 per year and the State or Commonwealth Government provides a similar amount.
- The Minister for Women's Scholarship is funded by the Office of Women's Advancement. These scholarships are administered by Charles Darwin University (CDU) and are open to women who are studying their first undergraduate degree. Applications are open from September each year. The contact point at CDU is the Scholarships Officer on (08) 8946 6442.
- The Commonwealth Scholarships Program was introduced in 2004 to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas and Indigenous students, with costs associated with higher education. To be eligible applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent humanitarian visas.
- My Future website lists numerous scholarships
- Charles Darwin University lists numerous scholarships on their Scholarship page.
Allied Health Scholarships
- Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH ) receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and other sources to manage scholarship programs supporting the rural and remote allied health workforce.