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Rural & Indigenous Scholarships

In2Med Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

What is this?

One of our main aims with starting In2Med was to try and help reduce inequity in the medical entry process. Access to resources – among other things – can be a significant barrier for many students. Given the need for more rural and Indigenous medical professionals, we thought we would try and do our small part in attempting to bridge this particular inequity. If you’d like to find out more about Rural & Indigenous healthcare check out our Insights article here, or read more about Rural & Indigenous Medical Entry special considerations here!

In a nutshell, rural and Indigenous students can access all our UCAT and Interview preparation resources for free through our scholarship courses, which means everything is FREE to you! In conjunction with our Pathway In2Med information (also free, click here), this should give you everything you need to achieve your aspirations of getting into medical school!

Check out the information below about how to apply for these scholarships!

Sounds good... what do I have to do?

The process is very simple:

  • Find out if you're eligible
  • Contact us (through the form below)
  • Wait for us to organise everything for you!

Eligibility Criteria

Rural Students

Those who live in an Australian rural area may be eligible for our rural scholarships. We use the ASGS-RA classification:

  • RA-1 Major city
  • RA-2 Inner regional
  • RA-3 Outer regional
  • RA-4 Remote
  • RA-5 Very remote
 

If you have lived in an RA-2 to RA-5 area for 5 years consecutively, or 10 years cumulatively, and wish to apply for this scholarship, you will need to provide ONE of the following documents as evidence of address:

  • Professional supporting letters from a GP/dentist, bank, school, university or workplace. Professional supporting letters must be dated, include your rural residential address and your rural address history, and the dates that you resided at the address.
  • Documents to prove residence such as invoices for telephone, utilities, or bank statements showing your address, can be provided but must be accompanied with: a statutory declaration from a parent (if you were under 18 at the time and the bills are in the family name); or a statutory declaration from you, the applicant (if you were over 18 at the time, as the bills must be in your name).
  • If you have another form of evidence that you think will suffice, still please contact us and we’ll try and sort something out!

Indigenous Students

Students who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin are eligible for free In2Med courses. In order to claim your scholarship, you will need to provide ONE of the following documents as evidence of heritage:

  • A confirmation letter (authorised by an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation or Land Council)
  • A statutory declaration from you (if over 18) or your parent (if under 18) with another form of evidence; for example, a birth, death or marriage record of a family member or an explanation/summary of your heritage
  • If you have another form of evidence that you think will suffice, still please contact us and we’ll try and sort something out!

We understand that obtaining these may be difficult depending on individual circumstances, so if you are unable or unwilling to provide the above documents, you may still be eligible for our scholarships. Please still contact us if this is the case and we will try and sort something out!

Have any questions or problems? Don’t hesitate to let us know by just contacting us by email or on our social media!

Application Form

If you are not currently in school, let us know what you're doing at the moment!
Format: [number] [street], [suburb], [state] [postcode]
This will save us having to ask you - but don't feel like you need to fill this out right now! We'll be in touch anyways.