To help offset some of the postgraduate study costs, we’ve come up with a list of excellent scholarships you can apply for in medicine, including but not limited to:
If you’re intimidated by the prospect of scholarship applications, fear not! We’ve written a free, comprehensive guide to postgraduate scholarships and getting selected that you can reference throughout this article. If you’d rather not go elsewhere for now, here are just a couple tidbits from it that’ll help you understand some of the common terminology in relation to scholarship applications:
Without further adieu, here are some great funding opportunities in medicine.
This is a merit-based scholarship for third-year students studying a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. There are three things you need to do to apply:
You can boost your chances of obtaining this scholarship by having prior involvement in any general practice organisation, but this isn’t strictly necessary.
This collection of eight merit-based scholarships are valued at up to $120,000 each for a total of $960,000 up for grabs. As such, they require significant input beyond the norm to apply and subsequently maintain the scholarship. Some of the tasks you have to complete include:
Although the amount of funding you stand to gain is tremendous, just applying is a serious commitment. Think carefully about your career ambitions and what you plan on doing with your degree before you apply.
This is a research-based scholarship in the eponymous field, with just about any medical specialisation being eligible to apply. This is to be used strictly in conjunction with the Department of Education and Training’s Research Training Program (RTP), so applying for that first is a prerequisite to this. Applicants must also be studying at the University of Western Australia. To apply, students must use their iAthena login and fill out the online application, the details of which are only visible to UWA students.
This is another top-up scholarship to be used in conjunction with the RTP, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable. Applicants are assessed on merit, but this is primarily a research scholarship into the cellular and molecular biology of sarcoma, a type of tumour group. It’s required to therefore make this the topic of your PhD.
To apply, you must:
This merit-based scholarship is for students in a Master of Surgery by coursework or research, as well as a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy majoring in Surgery. Applicants must be either citizens or permanent residents of the following countries to apply:
To apply, you need to provide a compelling research topic that the selection committee approves of, an academic transcript, two confidential academic references and the more intangible quality of “displaying an aptitude for surgery”.
Our very own scholarship is a great way to top up an existing scholarship or work independently to offset some expenses. We don’t look at GPA or residency status. All we want is for you to show us your passion for your line of study through two means:
The comparative ease of applying makes this a great opportunity.
This is a research-based scholarship for commencing masters by research or PhD students at the University of Sydney. Unlike other scholarships associated with the Research Training Program, this one merely requires that you apply rather than already be in it.
The focus of this scholarship is cancer, paediatrics or some combination of the two. As such, applicants must already be planning to undergo research into these. You’ll be evaluated on previous research experience and the strength of your research proposal.
As you can see, there are several medicine scholarships that require you to already have access to the RTP stipend, which we recommend looking at and applying for to open up a lot more doors. That said, students of medicine still have ready access to the wealth of general scholarships that are available across all disciplines. You can browse these here, which we recommend you do alongside our guide to postgraduate scholarships. No matter what you choose to apply for, good luck!