Apply for funding for family medicine studies

The medical education bursary supports the pursuit of a family medicine residency program in medical school for people who:

  • live in Yukon; or
  • have lived in Yukon.

Often, students from rural or remote areas return to practice in the region where they're from. We expect that some students who receive this bursary will return to Yukon to provide medical service.

Each year, a maximum of 4 new students receive the bursary of:

  • $5,000 for up to 4 years of medical school for a maximum of $20,000; and
  • $7,500 for up to 2 years of medical residency for a maximum of $15,000.

Who can apply for this funding?

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident who live or have lived in Yukon.
  • Yukon students enrolled in a Canadian medical education program.
  • Students who received the Yukon Grant.
  • Students not eligible for student financial assistance from a jurisdiction outside Yukon.
  • Students not already being supported by a health profession education program offered by the department of Health and Social Services.
  • Yukon students who have already started their studies can apply for the remaining period in their education.

Application deadline

For 2024, the application intake will be from June 1 to 30.

For more information about the bursaries and the intake process, contact

Application package

Your application is made up of a letter and several supporting documents. Your letter should include:

  • your intent to pursue your studies at a Canadian college or university;
  • whether your studies will be full-time or part-time;
  • your interest or commitment to health care services through personal, employment, education and volunteer history; and
  • your intention or commitment to work in Yukon once you're finished your studies.

Required documentation:

  • proof of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status maintained throughout the period of the bursary;
  • proof of Yukon residency for 3 consecutive years of the past 5 years;
  • if applicable, a letter from the Government of Yukon indicating receipt of the Yukon Grant;
  • a letter of acceptance or proof of enrolment to a Canadian medical school that includes contact information;
  • a letter of conditional acceptance if final acceptance hasn’t been received;
  • a résumé of personal, employment, education and volunteer experience, with reference names and contact information; and
  • Yukon First Nations applicants must provide verification of their citizenship from their First Nation, or a copy of their Certificate of Indian Status.

Apply for a medical education bursary

  1. Review application package to make sure you have all required documents.
  2. Submit your application. 

    Health Bursaries Committee
    Department of Health and Social Services
    Human Resources
    Box 2703 (H-1H)
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

When will I hear about my application?

The bursary committee will make its decisions by September 30.

What happens if I receive a bursary?

Successful applicants will be notified in writing and will be required to provide their Social Insurance Number (SIN) to receive the bursary.

What happens if I don’t get a bursary?

You can reapply in any subsequent year.

We keep a priority list from the unsuccessful candidates who meet the bursary program requirements. If a successful candidate decides not to accept, or becomes ineligible for the bursary, we will offer the bursary to the next candidate. This priority list is only valid for the current academic year. Decisions by the bursary committee are final and there is no appeal process.