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Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships

The Northern Territory Department of Health is offering scholarships to NT Health nurses and midwives who are completing post-registration studies. The scholarships are available to nurses and midwives continuously employed by NT Health for two years or more in a nursing or midwifery position greater than 0.5 Full Time Employee (FTE).

The aim of the scholarships is to provide NT Health nurses and midwives with financial assistance to complete a course of study leading to an academic qualification. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive selection process and not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship. The scholarship will not cover all costs associated with a course of study.

Key dates

  • Applications opened: Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Applications closed: Wednesday 11 November 2020 (at 17:30)
  • Applicants notified: Thursday 26 November 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Be continuously employed by NT Health for two years or more in a nursing or midwifery position greater than 0.5 FTE
  • Have their manager’s support for undertaking the course of study.
  • Have successfully completed at least 25% (or equivalent) of the course of study
  • Be currently enrolled in one or more units/subjects.

Applications are now closed. Below is for your information only regarding the application process.

To apply for a scholarship please follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and read the Business Rules and Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 2: Have the following documents in PDF format, ready to submit with your application:

All applicants:

Postgraduate applicants only:

  • Statement of Relevance: 500 word statement explaining how your study is relevant to your role and to your work unit/health service needs, that is endorsed by your manager.

Important notes:

  • Failure to provide the necessary documents in PDF format by the closing date will deem the application ineligible.
  • Documents submitted in any format other than PDF (eg. MS Word or photographs/pictures) will not be accepted and may result in the application being deemed ineligible.
  • All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online before the closing date.
  • Applications that are mailed, emailed or faxed will not be accepted.
  • See Business Rules and Frequently Asked Questions for further information on the application process.

Scholarships will consist of a single payment to successful applicants, dependent on the academic qualification. The 2020 scholarship amounts are detailed in the following table:


2020 Scholarship Amount

Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery (NT Health enrolled nurses only)

50% of tuition fees*

Advanced Diploma


Graduate Certificate


Graduate Diploma


Master’s Degree


*Tuition fees only, excludes student services and amenities fees.

The 2020 Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Business Rules ensure the provision and allocation of the scholarship funds is an accountable and transparent process.


Office of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Phone: 1800 000 648

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Last updated: 11 November 2020

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