Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Undergraduate


Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Undergraduate is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing. 

Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Undergraduate is an Australian Government initiative supporting student nurses who show a demonstrated commitment to aged care to undertake undergraduate studies at an Australian tertiary institute leading to a qualification to practice as a registered nurse
Diploma of Nursing studies are not eligible for an undergraduate scholarship. Click here if you are commencing or continuing Diploma of Nursing studies and wish to apply for a scholarship.
Under this scheme there are places set aside for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Australian College of Nursing receives an extremely high volume of applications; meeting the eligibility criteria will not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

Application dates

Applications will open on Monday 1 July 2013 for study in 2014.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate scholarship applicants must:
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a nursing career with a focus on aged care
  • be currently enrolled, or intending to enrol in an undergraduate or graduate entry, accredited, pre-registration (entry to practice) nursing course at an Australian university.
Applicants who have commenced study prior to the opening of the current round will be considered. However, successful applicants will only receive funding for study undertaken from 2013 onwards.

Please note applicants already receiving a scholarship funded by the Australian Government and administered by ACN are ineligible.
If you are a New Zealand citizen, please click here to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed using a selection weighting which will be applied to the following criteria:
  • currently working in aged care
  • aged care experience
  • nursing or health qualifications
  • rurality (check your rurality)

Value of a scholarship

The scheme provides financial assistance in the form of a scholarship worth up to a total of $10,000 per year for three years full time study ($30,000 in total), or $5,000 per year for up to six years part time study.
Funding will not be available for courses studied outside Australia. These scholarships are not bonded.

Need more information?

For clarification of your eligibility under this scheme please contact ACN:
p 1800 11 66 96

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