Dr Susan Lim Scholarship in Medicine

Updated: over 1 year ago
Location: Newcastle, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 06 Mar 2020


Dr Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd


A Scholarship for the Future of Medicine

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.

A Deep and Meaningful Connection to the University of Newcastle

After the 2005 Bali Bombing, a Newcastle Lawyer and city leader Mr Paul Anicich and his wife were airlifted to Singapore for treatment and Dr Lim was the principal physician presiding over their care and recovery.

In recognition of her long and prestigious career in transplantation, General & Robotic surgery, and also this strong support and care for one of Newcastle's own city leaders, the University of Newcastle awarded Dr Lim an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine in 2007. Thus began deep and meaningful links with the Anicich family and the University of Newcastle.

Dr Lim is noted for her leadership and work in the global advancement of medicine and the support of medical research and students. This scholarship, established in her name by her husband Mr Deepak Sharma honours Dr Lim and acknowledges their strong relationship with the University of Newcastle, its globally recognised medical program and its work in equity, access and the advancement of excellence in education for all.

Applicable to: Joint Medical Program, International, Domestic, financial disadvantage.


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 UON 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.

  • Documents required may vary depending on your application reponses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.


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.


Faculty of Health and Medicine

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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

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