Student Support Scheme

Student Support portal

The Going Rural Health Student Support Scheme has been developed to support students enrolled in a nationally recognised nursing, allied health or other health science undergraduate or postgraduate degree. This program is funded by the Australian Government Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.

Students from any recognised Australian University provider are welcome to apply.

What support can i receive?

Financial Support

A financial payment granted to assist with travel costs and expenses.

Eligible students can apply for up to $150 per week of placement, with no maximum amount. 

Our team will review your application for a bursary of either $75 or $150 per week. This will be decided by the the distance of your placement from your permanent residence.

Payment will be made upon successful completion of the placement. Evidence of placement completion must be completed online through our portal.

Student Accommodation

Affordable accommodation at our University of Melbourne student housing.

Students who meet our support criteria will be charged a fee of $75 per week 

Students who do not meet our support criteria will be charged a fee of $200 per week 

The University of Melbourne – Department of Rural Health offer a variety of accommodation for students throughout Victoria and have affiliations with a range of alternative accommodation providers.

Please click here to see all options and further information on each location:

DRH Student Accommodation | Rural Living Portal (starrezhousing.com)

Am i eligible for subsidised accommodation or bursary?

1

Domestic Nursing & Allied Health Student

Be an Australian or New Zealand resident (or have refugee status) enrolled in a nationally recognised nursing, allied health or other health science undergraduate or postgraduate degree with a recognised Australian education provider.

2

Supported Location

Completing a placement in specified locations/towns in Victoria. 

To check if your placement location is eligible for support, please click here.

Is my placement in a supported location?
3

Placement Length

Placements is a minimum of 2 weeks full time (and no less than 4 days per week)

How to apply?

  1. Register a profile on the Rural Living Portal
  2. Once registered and logged in, select ‘apply now’
  3. Complete the application, including the placement you’re looking to get support for.
  4. Your application will be reviewed within 15 business days.
  5. Keep an eye out on the outcome of your application in your inbox.
Apply now