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Studies assistance grants
Applications for the 2017 Round Two Studies Assistance Grant Scheme are now open. Applications close 11 September 2017.
All NT residents studying undergraduate or postgraduate nursing or midwifery could receive help to pay for their studies with this grants scheme!
The scheme has two rounds during a calendar year that closely coincide with semesters one and two. Applicants are encouraged to apply for each semester in which they are undertaking study.
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.
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.
- 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