Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) managed in the Northern Territory (NT) by NT PHN will provide scholarships and bursaries to eligible medical, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners. By supporting remote health professionals to increase their skills, capacity and scope of practice, the HWSP is intended to improve the access to health services in remote areas of the NT. The program provides Bursaries of up to $10,000 and Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of two years. All amounts are GST exclusive and subject to eligibility and approval.

The HWSP is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health designed to improve access to health services needed in rural areas.

Round two HWSP Scholarships and Bursaries are open.

Applications for the second round for 2018 opened on Monday, April 30 and will close midnight Wednesday, May 30 2018.

Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application by COB Friday, 15 June.

The scholarships can be used for the following:

  • medical, nursing, allied health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers undertaking further postgraduate study
  • one-off bursaries to support rural professionals in medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal Health Workers participating in professional development and upskilling courses. Bursary payments are available to cover the cost of training or course fees and/or cover training-related expenses such as accommodation and transport.

Scholarships will be provided to health professionals in rural and remote communities with the greatest primary health workforce and service needs.


To be eligible, health professionals must be:

  • working in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal Health
  • working in rural and remote locations classified by the Modified Monash Model 3-7
  • working in private practice, an Aboriginal Medical Service or non-government organisation (cannot be solely employed by State Government).

For application information, see the HWSP guidelines. To apply, complete the application form.

For more information, contact the Career Pathways Coordinator:
t 08 8982 1069