Complete your application by midnight, 3 May.

Scholarship opportunity for medicine or dentistry career

Apr 30, 2024

The Supporting Entry into University Medicine or Dentistry Program Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to prospective students from NSW rural communities who are pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry.

The Program aims to support entry-level students that intend to work in rural communities in the future. The Scholarship provides financial support ($1200) to cover registration for a 2024 GAMSAT or UCAT exam, assist with associated expenses such as travel to the exam and preparation for the exam (e.g., purchasing preparation materials).

These scholarships are limited and competitive. While all eligible applications will be considered, the following applications will be given priority:

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People living in a rural area. The person must be:
    • Of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
    • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and
    • Be recognised and accepted by the Aboriginal community in which they live or work,
  2. Persons who reside in a rural location. Greater priority to the higher the Modified Monash Model Scale of Rurality location: MM3 (low) – MM7 (high) (find Modified Monash Model (MMM) classifications on the Health Workforce Locator),
  3. Applicants sitting the GAMSAT or UCAT for the first time,
  4. Outcome from application assessment,
  5. Demonstrated desire to work in a NSW Health rural setting.

To apply, complete the online application form by midnight 3 May 2024 (UCAT) and 12 July 2024 (GAMSAT). Late applications will not be accepted.

  1. Upload evidence of your GAMSAT or UCAT registration.
  2. As part of this application, please respond to the following questions and upload your responses in one document:
    • Describe what you hope to achieve by gaining entry and completing this medical or dentistry training.
    • Describe how this scholarship will assist you to contribute to the future of rural and regional Health in NSW.
  3. Outline any special considerations that the assessment panel should be aware of.


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