Training and education for nurses and midwives

Ministerial nurse practitioner scholarships

Applications for the 2018 Round Two Ministerial Nurse Practitioner Scholarships have closed.

About the scholarships

Are you studying to be a nurse practitioner in the Northern Territory? This scholarship could help you with study costs of up to $6,500 annually.

The Northern Territory Department of Health provides four scholarships each year. Applications closely coincide with semesters one and two.

The scholarships support the careers of nurse practitioners, ensuring the department continues to build a highly-skilled and sustainable workforce in one of the most culturally unique and rewarding environments in Australia.

Successful applicants can receive up to a maximum of $6,500 for costs such as:

  • course fees
  • travel and accommodation for compulsory face-to-face residential course attendance
  • travel and accommodation for relevant conferences or placements with interstate Nurse Practitioners for clinical skill acquisition and professional role development
  • reference books and textbooks required for the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) program or to further develop scope of practice.

How to apply

Who can apply

To apply for a Ministerial Nurse Practitioner Scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen and hold a Special Category Visa (SCV)
  • be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • have been employed within an NT health service including public, private and non-government originations for more than one year
  • be currently employed within an NT health service and have written support from their employer to undertake their NP studies
  • be currently enrolled in the Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Charles Darwin University, or in exceptional circumstances, an alternate accredited Master's level Nurse Practitioner course
  • have successfully completed at least two units of study in their Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Before you apply

Preference is given to candidates who have successfully completed more than two units of study in their Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and provide a well-developed study plan with expenditure mapped to clinical skills and role development.

Read the Information Pack and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Submit your application

To apply for a scholarship follow these steps.

Step 1. Download and read the Information Pack.

Step 2. Have ready the following documents as your online application cannot be saved and returned to later.

  • a copy of your birth certificate or passport and permanent resident visa
  • Fee Assessment Notice from your registered training organisation
  • receipts for any expenses you plan to claim
  • a completed statutory declaration form declaring:
    • whether or not you are in receipt of other education funding.

Step 3. Submit your application through the online application form.

Please note all applications and supporting documents must be submitted online - mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

If you are not a Department of Health employee you should submit a Vendor Application Form (37KB) with your application to receive payment.


Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office
Phone: 1800 000 648

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Last updated: 22 February 2019