Medical education is expensive. Even for CSP students in Australia and domestic students in New Zealand, you are looking at a minimum budget of ~$200,000 over the course of your degree to cover the tuition fees and living costs.
Fortunately, even for students without a massive 'parent fund', there are plenty of ways to fund your studies.
In Australia, a number of financial support is available for domestic students. These include:
You may be eligible for one or more of the above. To find out more, refer to the official StudyAssist web pages:
Of course, there are various merit-based and need-based scholarships that are funded by the government, private organisations or universities. Start by checking scrolling through the website of the university you are interested in applying to. Note that often you don't need to apply for university scholarships separately to your application, as they are awarded automatically if you meet the criteria.
New Zealand also has a number of financial support schemes available for domestic students. These include:
There are many merit-based and need-based scholarships in New Zealand that are funded by the government, private organisations or universities. Get started by checking out this link.
You can consider working part-time during your studies to cover some living expenses. While working longer hours (e.g. over 10 hours a week) is not recommended due to the intense nature of medical study, there is no harm in working a few hours a week especially if the job will complement your study or life nicely. Here are a few examples:
Are you interested in attending a medical school in the UK instead of Australia or New Zealand? Check out Medify’s UK Medical School Admissions Guide.
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