AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship

The AMA recognises the critical importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors in contributing to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Established in 1994, the AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship contributes to growing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors by supporting First Nations people who are studying a medical degree at an Australian university.

Scholarship details

Value: $50,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Medicine

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time

Location:

  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be:
Of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. For the purposes of this Scholarship, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is; someone of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived. Applicants must provide an official letter from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisation supporting their claim; and
Enrolled full-time at an Australian medical school and has successfully completed at least their first year of medicine. Students who are currently in their first year of medicine are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for their second year, but must provide evidence of successful completion of their first year in order to be awarded the Scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, along with relevant documentation to the AMA by the nominated closing date. Visit the AMA website for further details.

Further Information

The Scholarship will be awarded for a full course of study, subject to review at the end of each year. It is the responsibility of applicants to seek advice from Centrelink on how the Scholarship payment may affect ABSTUDY or any other government payment.