NSW Health Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate Scholarship

The Nursing and Midwifery Office want to support, empower and develop our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery workforce. Postgraduate study is a chance to expand your knowledge into target areas that are particularly relevant to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Postgraduate scholarships create leadership opportunities and increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives practising and participating at higher levels in the profession.

If you’re an Aboriginal person currently working as a registered nurse or registered midwife in the NSW public health system, a postgraduate scholarship of up to $10,000 is available to support your postgraduate study and help with educational expenses.

Scholarship details

Value: $10,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Nursing

At Institution:

  • NSW Universities

Study level:

  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, you must be:
Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and known and accepted in the community that you live or have lived
a resident of NSW;
Currently employed as a registered nurse or midwife in a NSW health facility;
Enrolled in an Australian postgraduate course in 2020 that is accredited under the NSW Higher Education Act (2001);
Willing to participate in an evaluation or telephone survey about the Aboriginal scholarships program.

How to Apply

You must complete an online application form and submit the required supporting documents.

Further Information

Seethe FAQs document on the Health.NSW website