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Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships (MRBS) Scheme

What it does

The scheme provides 100 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) each year to first year Australian medical students at participating universities across the country.

Students accepting the MRBS commit to working for six continuous years in a rural or remote area of Australia, less any credit obtained through Scaling, after completing their medical training as a specialist (including General Practice).

The Scholarship is worth over $26,000 a year and is currently tax free and indexed annually.

What it achieves

The need for more doctors in rural and remote Australia is widely recognised, and many communities have identified having a local doctor as high on their list of health priorities. MRBS doctors make a real contribution towards meeting these rural health needs. [

Want more info?

Call 1800 248 720 (toll free)
or Email: MRBscharships@health.gov.au
or Go to MRBS website >
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