The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. The scheme is no longer open for applications. The Scheme is funded by the Australian Government and is designed to result in more doctors choosing to work in rural and remote Australia. The RAMUS Scheme has supported over 2000 medical students with a rural background. The National Rural Health Alliance administers the RAMUS Scheme on behalf of the Department of Health.