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Financial support for

medical and health students

Rural Health West provides financial support for health students completing clinical placements in rural Western Australia.

Financial support for health students

Rural Health West provides funding through grants and scholarships to enable health and medical students to gain exposure and experience to rural health.

Current Financial Support Opportunities for Students

Allied Health Rural Clinical Placement Support Program

Scholarship payments are able to be used towards travel and/or accommodation expenses to reduce the financial burden on students who are undertaking these placements.

The value of scholarships vary based on the location and duration of the placement.

Applications are now open! Placements commencing between 1 March 2024 and 30 June 2024 are eligible for this round of funding, please read the guidelines carefully before submitting your application. Applications close on Friday 10 May 2024 at 6pm AWST.

Please read the following checklist carefully to ensure your application is complete and ready to be submitted.

  • I have read the PROGRAM GUIDELINES and assessed my eligibility to apply.
  • I am a Full time or Part time student, currently enrolled in a Western Australian University or completing my placement in rural Western Australia.
  • My placement is in a rural or remote area of Western Australia classified as a Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7 location. * Please note MMM locations 1 or 2 are not eligible.
  • I have a letter from my clinical coordinator on University letterhead outlining my placement details.
  • My placement is two weeks or more in duration.
  • I am a member of a student rural health club.
  • I am not receiving any other financial support for this placement.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Conference sponsorships

Attending a conference or event for professional development?

Rural Health West may be able to offer you a sponsorship.

Rural Health West provides sponsorships for medical, nursing, midwifery, dental and allied health students to attend conferences and professional development related to rural practice.

Attending conferences and upskilling workshops provide an important opportunity for students to gain relevant skills and insight into rural health careers and provide an opportunity to develop relationships and networks.

We appreciate that accessing these activities can be challenging due to the costs associated with registration, travel and accommodation. To support the professional development of medical, nursing, midwifery, dental and allied health students from Western Australian universities, Rural Health West is able to offer a limited number of conference sponsorships. Sponsorship is subject to funding availability.


  • Medical, nursing, midwifery, dental and allied health students studying at a Western Australian university.
  •  Applications will not be accepted for retrospective conferences/events.

Please note

  • Sponsorship is subject to funding availability.
  • Successful applications are required to provide a 300-word summary and three photos outlining their sponsorship experiences to be used to promote the program to prospective students.

These sponsorships assist students to gain more insight into rural health careers, develop additional knowledge and skills, and provide an opportunity for them to develop collegiate relationships with future colleagues and employers.

For further information, please contact the Future Workforce Project Officer on [email protected] or telephone 08 6389 4500.