Department of Health

Postgraduate mental health nurse scholarships

Mental health professionals in Victoria can access a range of benefits either through their employer or through the Department of Health.

Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Scholarships

The department offers scholarships of up to $3,000 for registered nurses working in the Victorian public health sector to support postgraduate study in mental health nursing.

Scholarship funds are a contribution towards the cost of undertaking postgraduate studies in Semester 2, 2021 including tuition fees, student contributions, study loans (HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP), books and equipment, travel required to attend lectures and clinical placements, child care and other related study costs.


Those eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Nurse Scholarship must:

  • be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • be employed (or commencing employment) within mental health at a Victorian public health service
  • be enrolled in a Semester 2, 2021 postgraduate program delivered by a university or accredited higher education provider that leads to a tertiary qualification in mental health nursing or a tertiary qualification that advances the applicant’s knowledge, skills and capacity to provide effective mental health care.

Applications close Friday 23 July 2021 at 11.59 pm

Late applications will not be considered.

Further information

For more information, please contact the Scholarship Officer on (03) 9691 9002 or email

Reviewed 20 December 2021


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Information about scholarships offered by the department for registered nurses in Victoria to support postgraduate study in mental health nursing.

Postgraduate mental health nursing scholarships Department of Health

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