Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to support St Vincent’s nurses pursuing Graduate Certificate and Diploma nursing courses and Masters level that will lead to endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner.

Enrolments in postgraduate programs that are not listed under 'Streams we offer' are not eligible for financial support offered by St Vincent's Education & Learning.

For information about Mental Health Postgraduate scholarships, please refer to the guidelines in the heading under Mental Health or contact the stream educator.

See below options for financial assistance during postgraduate study. If you are completing your postgraduate studies in a part time mode you can apply for financial support in the year of completion.


St Vincent's Postgraduate Scholarships

Graduate Certificate /Diploma

There are 3 types of scholarships available to St Vincent’s staff undertaking Postgraduate study at Graduate Certificate / Diploma level.

  1. Graduate Nurse Association Scholarships (GNA) - To be advised.

  2. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Scholarships- To be advised. In order to be considered for the DHHS scholarships please review the Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship program application guidelines 2018 - 2019 and refer to the eligibility criteria.

  3. Education and Learning Scholarships -To be advised.

You will only need to submit a single application as that will make you eligible for all three scholarships on offer (GNA, DHHS and Education and Learning)

To apply

Applications for 2019 Scholarships are now closed.

2020 Scholarship information will be available in late 2019/early 2020. Please email for more information.


Masters in Nursing /Nurse Practitioner Scholarship


To be advised.

To apply

2019 applications are now closed. Information for 2020 applications will be available late 2019/early 2020.

St Vincent’s Postgraduate Financial Reimbursement

Financial support is available to all postgraduate students employed by St Vincent’s Hospital (excluding mental health students) on completion of their approved postgraduate course.

The amount of financial support for 2020 is $1,500 for a postgraduate certificate and $3,000 for a postgraduate diploma.

How to apply for reimbursement

Once your application for postgraduate study has been approved by Education and Learning an agreement letter will be emailed to you.  The letter will outline the terms and conditions for financial reimbursement and must be signed and returned by the due date. 

Agreements returned after this date will not be eligible for financial reimbursement.

Financial assistance is available from other external agencies: