Rural Scholars Summer School

At the University of New England, we are passionate about promoting quality medical care in our local and rural communities. Evidence tells us that students from rural backgrounds are more likely to become rural doctors and serve their rural communities. However, the very first step of accessing a medical education is often the most difficult.

The Rural Scholars Summer School is open to anyone 15 years and over who is interested in pursuing a career in medicine, and lives in a rural, remote or low-SES area. Regardless of whether you are a high-school student or school leaver, if you are passionate about making a difference in rural and regional areas, we want to help you succeed.

Throughout the Summer School, attendees will experience the town of Armidale, the University Colleges and ultimately what it is like to be a Rural Medicine student with our school.

Summer School Dates

Monday 13 to Friday 17 November 2017

The school is fully subsidised for successful applicants and for an accompanying parent/guardian for participants under 18 years old. Costs covered include accommodation on campus, meals and transport.

For further details contact Kirra Porter at (02) 6773 2185 or

The Rural Scholars Summer School is funded through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme, Department of Education and Training.