Rural Health Bursaries

For Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Students


Considering 'going rural' for your clinical placement?


From 2024, bursary information is as follows:

Students will receive $100 per placement week (capped at $2000 for extended placements).

What's the eligibility criteria?

  • You need to be planning an extended rural clinical placement (8+ continuous weeks) during Semester 1, 2 or 3, 2024 (placements must be commencing in 2024).
  • Completing your clinical placement in a rural location (classification MMM4-7) within the SQRH region.
    Please note Toowoomba City is classified as MMM2 and is not included as an eligible location.
  • The bursaries are available to all domestic Allied Health students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
    If you are a nursing student completing an extended rural placement in a non-Queensland Health facitily, please apply and supply this information in your application.

You better get in quick, as numbers are strictly limited.

All bursary applications can be made via the StarRez Portal. If you have any questions about applying, please contact the Student Support Co-ordinators via sqrhstudentsupport@uq.edu.au.


  • Queensland Government Nursing and Midwifery Regional, Rural and Remote Student Placement Allowance
    information can be found here.
    If you do not qualify for the Queensland Government allowance, and you meet the criteria for the SQRH Bursary above, please apply for the SQRH Bursary and outline in your application why you will not receive the governement allowance.


If you are ineligible for our bursary, several scholarships and bursary opportunities may be available from partnering organisations. Please see the organisations below for more information.