Scholarships for rural students studying medicine
As part of the May 2015 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced they would no longer fund any new Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarships (RAMUS).
The RAMUS Scheme has been funded by the Australian Government since 2000 and has assisted selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. In addition to their rural background, RAMUS scholarship holders were selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated commitment to working in rural Australia in the future.
The Scheme is aimed at attracting more doctors to rural and remote Australia.
While no new Scholarships are being awarded, the National Rural Health Alliance is continuing to administer the RAMUS Scheme on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health.