Training and education for nurses and midwives

Nursing and midwifery studies assistance grants

Applications for the 2018 Round Two Nursing and Midwifery Studies Assistance Grant Scheme have closed.

About the grants scheme

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.

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
  • reference books and textbooks
  • travel and 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.

If your studies relate to mental health education go to the Mental Health Education Studies Assistance Grants webpage.

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 non-government originations) 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 and/or registered 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 2018 round, priority areas include:

  • Aboriginal persons
  • postgraduate qualifications in a range of clinical specialty areas
  • a course leading to registration as an enrolled or registered nurse or registered midwife
  • postgraduate qualifications in a non-clinical area relevant to nursing/midwifery practice, for example nutrition or research.

Read the Information Pack and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Submit your application

To apply for a 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 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 (all applicants)
    • number of years you have lived in the Northern Territory (undergraduate applicants only)

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