Frequently Asked Questions
Please apply, before or during your placement. Applications submitted after completion of placements will not be accepted.
If you have any further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need assistance with your application, we have an online chat on our website and on the Rural Living Portal (Mon-Fri, 9-4)
Students can also email email@example.com for assistance.
For all medical emergencies contact 000.
To access a confidential 24-hour support and debriefing service, contact CRANA plus toll free on 1800 805 391.
The National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) have also produced this resource which can help you in many situations: When the cowpat hits the windmill
Many placement sites will also give you an after hours contact number to use if you have issues. Ask your placement site education/placement manager or supervisor.
Your university should also have a counselling service for students that you can access. You can find this information on your university’s website.
All applications submitted are assessed individually against our criteria.
If you have any queries or issues surrounding this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A bursary is a monetary award designed to assist and support individuals. A bursary is provided by electronic bank transfer.
Bursary payments are submitted to finance once the student’s application has been finalised and the requirements below have been completed:
An email confirmation will be sent to students confirming payment has been submitted. We ask that students allow 3 weeks from this email date for funds to reach their nominated bank account.
No. Students do not need to provide evidence on their rural living costs.
For University of Melbourne accommodation in:
Please book online via this link: https://umelbrh.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal/D93106A4/1/1/Home-Home
For any queries, please contact the team at email@example.com (Business hours are Monday-Friday from 9-5)
The current cost of student accommodation for Nursing and Allied health students are:
(Updated Aug 2023)
To be eligible for support, students must meet all points of our criteria:
Please see link to full criteria – https://goingruralhealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Proof-of-Placement-Form-2023-Version.pdf
Financial assistance for rural placements is unfortunately not available to international students. However, all other Going Rural Health supports for students, including accommodation, education support, cultural training and mentoring support, can be accessed by international students.