Training and education for nurses and midwives

Studies assistance grants

Applications for the 2017 Round One NT Nursing and Midwifery Studies Assistance Grants Scheme are now open!

Applications close 7 April 2017.

All NT residents studying undergraduate or postgraduate nursing or midwifery could receive help to pay for their studies with this grants scheme! 

About the grants scheme

The grants scheme helps eligible nursing and midwifery students with the costs of studying. By supporting students in their careers, the Department of Health aims to build a highly-skilled and sustainable workforce.

Under the scheme, you can be reimbursed for study costs such as:

  • course fees
  • some reference and textbooks
  • airfares or transportation to and from compulsory face-to-face residential course attendance
  • accommodation for compulsory face-to-face residential course attendance.

If you've previously received funding under the NT Nursing and Midwifery Studies Assistance Grant Scheme, you may still be able to apply for another grant.

The scheme has two rounds during a calendar year that closely coincide with semesters one and two. 

How to apply

Who can apply

To apply for a studies assistance grant you must be a student enrolled in studies leading to a tertiary level qualification and meet the eligibility criteria.

Requirements include:

  • applicants must have Australian citizenship or hold permanent residency or have New Zealand citizenship and hold a Special Category Visa (SCV)
  • be a nurse or midwife employed in an NT health service (public, private and NGO) and enrolled in post-graduate studies, for example Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or Doctorate
  • be a student enrolled in a course leading to registration as an enrolled or registered nurse or direct entry midwife.

Before you apply

Priority is given to applicants undertaking studies that address strategic workforce goals for improving health service delivery and ultimately, health outcomes for Territorians.

These priorities can change according to NT strategic directions. For the 2017 round, priority areas include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons
  • postgraduate qualifications in a range of clinical specialty areas
  • a course leading to registration as an enrolled or registered nurse or direct entry midwife
  • postgraduate qualifications in a non-clinical area relevant to nursing/midwifery practice, for example nutrition or research
  • mental health – to support the NT Government’s commitment to prioritising scholarships in this area.

 Read the Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Submit your application

To apply for an NT Nursing and Midwifery Studies Assistance Grant 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 PDF or JPG file of your birth certificate or passport and permanent resident visa
  • Fee Assessment Notice from your education provider
  • receipts for any expenses you plan to claim, and
  • a completed Applicant Support Form

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.


Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Phone: 1800 000 648

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Last updated: 27 February 2017