Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme 2015

The Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme is an Australian Government initiative designed to address doctor shortage outside metropolitan areas across Australia.

Page last updated: 11 December 2014

The MRBS scheme provides one hundred 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. The Scholarship is worth over $26,310.00 a year and is currently tax free and indexed annually.

MRBS Student Information booklet 2015 - this information applies to current MRBS Scheme participants and participants from previous years who have signed a Deed of Variation accepting the new Scaling Initiative conditions.

Rural and Regional Health Australia
a quick reference to geographical information

Scaling - Questions and Answers

Draft Contract
The draft contracts page contains the most current draft contract.

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Important information for students born overseas, including New Zealand:

You need to be an Australian citizen, or have a permanent resident visa, to be eligible to receive the MRBS. For further information ring the following freecall phone number: 1800 248 720 (only valid in Australia)