PSA Insurance Scholarship

If you are a third-year Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery student and about to commence your placement in a rural or regional community, you could be eligible for the PSA Insurance Scholarship.

Value and duration


Total value is $10,000

  • $5000 to be paid directly to the Deakin regional accommodation provider for your accommodation, and
  • $5000 split into monthly instalments. These funds are to cover your living and relocation costs.


One year

Important dates

Opening date29 August 2017
Closing date1 December 2017 at 5pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • enrolled full time in the third year of your Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery studies in 2018
  • enrolled in Deakin's Rural Community Clinical School
  • able to show you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

Supporting documentation

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship.

Read more about supporting documentation

Special conditions

You'll be required to meet the donor at least once over the duration of the scholarship and discuss your university and educational experiences. 

You will be invited to give back to the medical community through presentation opportunities to Year 1 and Year 2 medical students regarding your experience in the Rural Community Clinical School. 

Provide a written report at the end of each scholarship year about the impact of the gift.

Agree to the donor sharing your photo and stories regarding your experience in the Rural Community Clinical School in marketing publications.

Finding out if you're successful

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful within 4 weeks of the application closing date.