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2019 - Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship - Closed

2019 - Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support students who are required to relocate from a regional or remote area of Western Australia to undertake the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University and are experiencing financial hardship.


Student type
  • Future Students
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Undergraduate
Specifically for
  • Students from regional or remote areas

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Need Based

The Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship will provide the following support for up to a maximum of 5 years (based on a full-time study load of 200 credits per year):

  • A total value of up to $25,000 paid as a cash stipend of $2,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Payments will be made approximately mid-March and mid-August each year.

Eligible courses

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2019
  • Receive an offer of a place into Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University
  • Relocating from a regional and/or remote area of WA to commence study
  • Demonstrate financial hardship and low socio-economic status (SES)

This scholarship is not deferrable.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Maintain a full-time study load of at least 200 credit points each year at Curtin University
  • Pass all enrolled units each study period

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period.  Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office in consultation with a representative from Curtin Medical School.

Changes to enrolment

If a recipient is required to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( for approval BEFORE the change. Please note that the below changes may only be approved for exceptional circumstances.

  • Change from full-time enrolment
  • Leave of absence: Students must complete at least one semester of study before applying for a leave of absence from their scholarship. If approved, the maximum period of leave is 12 months. Please note that leave of absence is separate from deferral.

Withdrawal or terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Download

  • Application form and guide available to download from right hand side of this page when scholarship is open for application

Step 2: Complete

  • Important information such as formatting and documentation requirements are detailed in the application guide

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to email listed through TISC within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Relocation from rural and/or remote area to commence study
    • Demonstrated financial hardship and low socio-economic status
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Receipt of an offer of a place into Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University in 2019

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via email listed through TISC on 21 December 2018 (all successful and unsuccessful applicants notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by 31 January 2019
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another course or university


Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

In Person:
Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, level 1
Kent Street

Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, level 1
GPO Box U1987

08 9266 3279
Please attach a front cover page containing
1. Student name
2. Curriculum Council/TISC number
3. Number of pages faxed

Please note: All applications must be signed.


Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the application guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship. If students are successful in receiving an offer for more than one scholarship valued the same, they will have the opportunity to select their preferred scholarship. 

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact 


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 


Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes; or
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body.

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.

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