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How will my application be assessed?

Scholarships are awarded by a selection panel. Decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. The number of scholarships allocated is subject to total funds available within the 2021 postgraduate scholarship budget. Applications will be subject to cull, based on scholarship criteria and the provision of essential supporting documents within the required timeframe.

What if I have written the wrong essay or submitted incomplete paperwork?

Scholarship applications are only able to be assessed based on the information provided by the applicant. If the applicant has written the wrong essay or submitted incomplete paperwork, then that is what will be assessed by the panel.

The responsibility to include the correct essay with the application form, and completed and signed paperwork, lies with the applicant.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

All applicants will be notified by email by the end of January 2021.

If successful, how much money will I receive?

Successful applicants will receive a single payment dependent upon the postgraduate qualification being undertaken. Scholarships are awarded as a contribution toward the cost of courses at the following levels:

Postgraduate qualification Amount
Graduate Certificate $3,000
Graduate Diploma $6,000
Masters Program $8,000

What if I am receiving another scholarship?

People who receive funding from another source for the AMHS course of study may have their scholarship amount reduced or withdrawn. Please ensure you provide information about other scholarships or funding that you are receiving.

When will I receive my scholarship payment?

Letters via email will be sent to all applicants by the end of January 2021. Scholarship payments will be processed by the end of February 2021. Please note however unplanned delays can occur.

What can I use my scholarship funding for?

Scholarship funding is provided to assist applicants with educational expenses directly associated with their Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) enrolled AMHS course. You are not required to provide expenditure receipts, however, these should be retained by the applicant for taxation purposes.

What if I defer, withdraw or change my subjects in 2021?

Successful applicants who defer or withdraw from their AMHS course being studied in 2021 must notify HETI in writing within seven days. Full or partial repayment of scholarship funding may be required, subject to individual review.

Note: Students owing outstanding monies from previous scholarships will have the offer of the new scholarship withheld until the funds are repaid or if an overpayment is identified. If you elect to discontinue your course repayment may be required subject to individual review.

What if I am commencing my study mid-year in 2021?

You must submit your application by the scholarship closing date of 20 November 2020. If your enrolment confirmation is unavailable at this time please indicate your intention to enrol and forward your enrolment as soon as possible.

Income tax implications

No witholding tax has been deducted. Please seek independent tax advice on implications.

Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)

An FBT issue may arise with employees of the NSW public health system who receive funding from the NSW Ministry of Health. Please seek independent advice regarding your personal circumstances where necessary.

Page Updated: Monday 7 September 2020
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