2022 Dr Susan Lim Scholarship Award in Medicine


Closing Dates: 28 February 2022

Applications are now available for the 2022 Dr Susan Lim Scholarship award in Medicine, the scholarship offer is provided by the Dr Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd at the University of New Castle.

The applications is open to suitably qualified students into the Dr Susan Lim Scholarship in Medicine for students. It is a partially funded scholarship for all students.


The Dr Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd provides funding for two scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in the Joint Medical Program with the University of Newcastle who are in their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year of studies. The scholarship intends to support medical students who are experiencing one or more areas of educational disadvantage and to enable the students to complete their studies.

Dr Susan Lim is a world class clinical transplant surgeon with many accolades attributed to her long standing surgical career. A Colombo Plan Scholar, Dr Lim studied medicine at Monash University and graduated with first class honours in 1979. She was awarded the G.B. Ong Gold Medal in General Surgery (1984) by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and the Gulbenkian Scholarship, Churchill College to undertake a PhD in Transplantation Immunology at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1985.

She holds Fellowships at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the American College of Surgeons, is a Fellow at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Newcastle.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year of the Joint Medical Program with the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progression through your degree with no failed units.
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Not have previously completed an Australian undergraduate degree program.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A personal statement (approx. 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievements, career aspirations in the relevant area of study, and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • You may be required to provide documents to support your educational disadvantage claims. These will be identified when you apply based on your individual application responses.

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The scholarship provides a total benefit of $7,500, paid as lump sums of $3,500 and $4,000 following semester 1 and semester 2 census dates.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Academic progress over the course of your degree will be taken into account.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au