Scholarships - Medicine

The Thomas Davis Medical Research Scholarship
Value: $12,000

Applications are now closed for 2014

The Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the School of Medicine, Fremantle undertaking medical research qualifications, such as the honours project in final year or postgraduate studies, and who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement. The Scholarship aims to encourage and support medical research training and provide financial support to students with exceptional research promise to pursue a career in medical research.

Scholarship Conditions
Scholarship Application Form

Four week placement 27 October-21 November 2014

Applications close at 4.00pm on 04 March 2014.

The Australian Government has approved ten scholarships under the Asia Bound Grants Program for students who plan to undertake a final year medical elective clinical placement in Asia in 2014.
Please follow the link below to access all the information regarding Asia Bound Grants Program

All information regarding Asiabound Grants Program

The Beasley Family Scholarship in Medicine and Nursing
Value: $5,000

Applications are now closed for 2014

The Beasley Family Scholarship is to assist and encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the School of Medicine or the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. Two cash scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to two students each year.

The Beasley Family Scholarship Conditions
The Beasley Family Scholarship Application Form

The Expert Editor Scholarship Program
Value: $1,500
Applications close: Friday, 14 November 2014

The Expert Editor Scholarship Program awards one $1500 scholarship each year to a high performing student in Australia that intends to make a positive impact to the country’s future. This year’s winner will be announced on 1 December 2014.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an accredited university in the Australia.
  • An Australian citizen, or permanent resident.

For more information please click here.

The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship
Value: Up to $25,000 per annum for 3 years

Applications are now closed for 2014.

The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship is the North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Councils and for the purposes of this Scholarship includes the Shires of Trayning, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Mt Marshall (the Consortium).

The Scholarship is awarded as part of a long term strategy to increase the number of suitably qualified, Australian trained, medical practitioners with qualifications to General Practice Fellowship level, in the North Eastern Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. The Scholarship will support a medical student in the final three years of their MBBS Course in return for the recipient agreeing with the Consortium by separate agreement to undertake a period of General Practice in the rural community associated with the Consortium.

The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship Conditions
The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship Service Agreement
The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship Application Form

John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)
Applications are now closed for 2013

The objectives of the JFPP program are to create opportunities for medical students to develop a long-term relationship with a rural or remote doctor and community, experience the daily practice of medicine in that community and benefit from professional opportunities to network in the broader medical community.

The John Flynn Placement Program is an initiative of the Australian Government, and managed nationally by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Please register prior to application day.

JFPP summary

For further information please visit the ACRRM website

MADAL Scholarships in Medicine
Value: Up to $6,000

Applications are now closed for 2014

The MADAL Scholarships in Medicine are to assist first year medical students in financial need with their educational related expenses. To be eligible for a Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled as a first year student in the graduate entry degree of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), in the School of Medicine, Fremantle, be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, be from Western Australia, and be able to demonstrate financial need.

MADAL Scholarship Conditions

Woss Family Scholarships in Medicine
Value: $7,500

Applications are now closed for 2014

The Woss Family established scholarships to assist and encourage meritorious mature age students in Medicine for whom educational opportunities are difficult, for example, because of financial need, distance, or responsibility for the care of the ill, or the elderly. These students will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty, in order to commence or continue medical studies at the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

Who is eligible?

Students must be a minimum of 22 years of age on or after 1st December in the year in which they apply; be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; enrolled full-time in the MBBS course at The School of Medicine, Fremantle. Up to six scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Selection Committee. Each Woss Family Scholarship in Medicine is valued up to $7,500 per annum.

Woss Family Scholarship Conditions

Australian Defence Force – Graduate Medical Sponsorship

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) offers the Graduate Medical Sponsorship to selected applicants whilst studying with a salary of $55,564-$61,704, increasing to $66,048 in your internship year, including payment of your remaining HECS/HELP (or equivalent for full fee paying students), textbooks, rental assistance and free medical and dental. Get paid to study at the university of your choice and qualify as a medical practitioner leading to a guaranteed job in the Australian Defence Force as a Medical Officer for the period of sponsorship plus one year.

Successful applicants undertake a four year degree course at one of the Australian universities offering the graduate medical program. This is followed by two years residency (internship and RMO1 year) to be completed at a teaching hospital. You can apply from the commencement of your degree, once you have your university offer.

For further details please contact: or please go directly to Army Doctor, Navy Doctor or Air Force Doctor or visit

AFPHM John Snow Scholarship

Kick Start Your Career with AFPHM John Snow Scholarship

Win one of eight scholarships to present your work at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Congress, May 2014

Scholarship includes full conference registration (AUD$600) and travel assistance (up to AUD$400)

Closing date for applications – Monday 4st October 2013 Medical students of Australian and New Zealand medical schools are eligible to apply.

The WA winners in 2011 and 2012 were Notre Dame students

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The Australian Pain Society
Australian Pain Relief Association - PhD Scholarship
Award: Stipend $23,000 p.a. and financial support to attend the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Phone: 02 9954 4400

The Catholic Women's League of Western Australia (Inc.) Scholarship
Value: $3,000

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage meritorious female students for whom educational opportunities are limited because of financial need.

These students will have demonstrated drive and commitment to the principles of the Catholic Women's League, with special consideration to applicants with a permanent home address of 160 kilometres or more from the Perth CBD.

Applications are now closed for 2014

For further information, please email or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions
Application Form
Catholic Women's League Aims and Objects

Healthway WA

A range of scholarships and project funding opportunities are available through this site.

The John D’Orazio Memorial Scholarship

Value - $5,000 per annum (up to 2 years dependant on academic performance)
Applications open 2 December 2013 and close 24 January 2014

Bayswater and Noranda Community Bank® branches prides itself in giving back to their local community. For the third year running, they are offering a $5,000 scholarship to a local student or resident who wishes to pursue tertiary study.

This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated local students who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college for the first time but may be experiencing financial and/or social challenges that may affect or hamper them from attending.

For the application form please visit

For more information click here and here  or contact either Bayswater Community Bank® Branch on 9370 3899 or Noranda Community Bank® Branch on 9375 2494.

Medical Rural Bonded (MRB) Scholarships

As part of the 2000/01 Budget, the Federal Government announced details of a new Regional Health Strategy, which includes an integrated range of initiatives to deliver more doctors and better services to rural and regional communities.

Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships are one of these initiatives.

The St John of God Health Care - Dr Michael Quinlan Medical Elective Scholarship
Value: A total of $10,000 is available annually to be distributed:

  1. Up to two Scholarships for students undertaking an overseas placement scholarship to the value of $5,000;
  2. And/or:
    1. One Scholarship to the value of $5,000 for a student undertaking a placement in a disadvantaged community; and
    2. Two Scholarships to the value of $2,500 each for two students undertaking placements.

Applications close: Friday, 16 May 2014

St John of God Health Care has established scholarships to be awarded each year to students enrolled in the MED 400 elective in the School of Medicine at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle (the University) who fulfil the criteria set out in the Conditions. The Scholarship has been established in recognition of Dr Michael Quinlan and his significant contribution to medical education, clinical services and the Catholic Church. The purpose of the Scholarships is to support the costs of travel, board, accommodation and administration fees for overseas or national elective placements undertaken by final year medical students of The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle campus.

Scholarship Conditions
Scholarship Application Form

Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) Scholarships in Pathology for Medical Schools

Available for medical students undertaking the Bachelor of Medicine or equivalent at Australian and New Zealand universities (one per main campus), two scholarships for Papua New Guinea and one each for Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Medical School Scholarship Application Form

Click here for further information.

Royal Australian Air Force Women's Association

Each year financial grants are made to students on application to assist with the costs of education.
Eligibility is restricted to 'RAAF families', being those where the students parents or grandparents (living or dead), or other close relatives, serving, or have served, in the RAAF.

There is no specific income limit. Grants are decided on actual circumstances and are limited to those families most in need.

For more information please contact:
The Secretary
RAAFWA Educational Patriotic Fund Inc.
PO Box 117
Jamison ACT 2614

Or phone: (02) 6251 1994

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme

Scholarships for rural students studying medicine

Applications for 2014 will open on 6 November 2013 and close on 13 January 2014

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 RAMUS Scheme currently supports a total of 587 scholarship holders. Each year approximately 120 new scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process.

RAMUS scholarship holders receive $10,000 a year during the completion of a standard medical degree at their chosen university. This financial support assists scholarship holders to overcome the financial barriers to studying medicine at university, particularly the costs of moving and living away from their family support structures.

Further information about the scholarship is available online at

Scholarships for a Competitive Future


Soroptimist International Fremantle Scholarship

Soroptimist International is a global movement of more than 90 000 women in over 3,000 communities, working to transform the lives of women and girls across the socio-economic, political, and geographic spectrum. Soroptimist International, Fremantle, is now offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a female student who will be continuing her education at a college of TAFE or a University.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 24 March 2014.

Use these links to download more information and an application form.

Zonta Club of Perth Inc

Each year, the Zonta Club of Perth Inc offers an award to a woman aged 25 years or over studying any discipline to complete her first University degree.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 2 May 2014.

For more information, please click here.

Zonta Club of Peel Inc

The Zonta Club of Peel Inc offers an award for Tertiary Studies at a Western Australian University. The aim of this award is to encourage a woman to complete her first degree.

For more information, please click here.

Applications are now open for 2014.

Zonta Club of Dunsborough Inc

The Zonta Club of Dunsborough Inc offers an award for Tertiary Studies at a Western Australian University. The aim of this award is to encourage a woman to complete her first degree.

For more information, please click here.

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