Medical Trainee Intern Grant

Who applies? Learners, Universities Fund focus: Learning focus, Scholarships, Learner focus, Domestic students
Status: Limited to certain providers Agreed through? Funding Letter (off Plan)

The Medical Trainee Intern is a stipend for domestic sixth-year medical trainee interns. The grant is paid to the University of Auckland and the University of Otago. They pass the grant on to their eligible sixth-year medical students.

The Medical Trainee Intern Grant is allocated annually based on the number of eligible sixth-year medical students, working as trainee interns, that each university will have in the coming year.

The grant is $26,756 (GST exempt) per equivalent full-time student (EFTS).

The grant is paid to students in two different ways.  Most students will receive their grant in monthly instalments during the year. However, some students who study medicine have already completed a degree and will be eligible to receive their grant in a lump sum payment.  For more information, please see Information for students.


The Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding mechanism (PDF, 171 Kb) is issued by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. The funding mechanism outlines the general form and essential components of the fund. It provides the mandate for the TEC to allocate the funding and provides the details of how we administer the fund.

Allocating this fund helps support the achievement of government policy and the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES).

A university that receives the Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding is required to:

  • comply with the requirements of the Education Act 1989
  • comply with the funding conditions specified in the TEO's Funding Confirmation Letter.

Each university must submit a report on the number of students that receive the Medical Trainee Intern Grant.  Reports need to be submitted to the TEC through Workspace 2 by 1 February each year.



  • Last changed: 10 February 2016
  • Last verified: 10 February 2016