Health Workforce Scholarship Program


Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides financial support to health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal health in rural and remote areas, for further study, training and short courses. The Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in the Northern Territory (NT) by the Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN). 

Who is Eligible?

Health professionals in the field of medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal health workers, who provide services to or intend to provide services in the primary health care sector in areas classified as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7, are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries to pursue further education or attend training courses. 

Any health professional employed solely by the NT Government (i.e. employee in a public hospital or NT Government Remote Health Service) is NOT eligible to apply. 

Full eligibility requirements are set out in detail in the HWSP Applicant Guidelines

What Funding is Available?

The HWSP offers two types of funding:

  • Scholarship: a reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year (maximum of two years) for the cost of completing a postgraduate course leading to postgraduate qualification, or 
  • Bursary: a reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year for the cost of completing a short course or training. 


Applications for the HWSP are now closed. Follow us on Facebook for important announcements about the HWSP application dates in 2019.  

Before submitting your application by email to you need to:
1.    assess your eligibility by reading the HWSP Applicant Guidelines 
2.    complete the HWSP Application Form 
3.    collect your supporting documentation.


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