Australian Scholarship opens for Nepalese Students

Australia government opens scholarships for Nepalese students to study in Australia covers living expenses, overseas student health cover as well as all tuition fees and returning airfare. The 2018 series of ‘Australia Awards’ open to student from Nepal as well as other South and West Asian countries.

Australian government funded scholarship award offers students fellowships and scholarships to undertake formal education, research and professional development in Australia. As a prestigious international award ‘Australia Awards’ is an initiative to the next generation of global leaders for development.
In Nepal, Australia’s international development assistance aims to alleviate poverty and support human development with a focus on education, governance and micro-entrepreneurship development. The major part of the Australian assistance is delivered through the Government of Nepal as well as in partnership with other donors and multilateral organizations functioning locally.

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Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training.

For this scholarship opportunity, applicants will be assessed based on their professional, personal qualities, academic competence as well as importantly for their potential to impact on development challenges in Nepal. Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade encourage applications from eligible women, people with disability and people from traditionally marginalized groups and remote regions of Nepal. ‘Australia Awards’ handbook has clearly mentioned at least 50 percent of the awards will be given to qualified women applicants.
The language requirements for the Australia Awards is an IELTS (Academic) score average of 6.5 or above (with no individual band less than 6.0) or a paper based TOEFL overall score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English, or an Internet-based TOEFL score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests, or PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Here is more information about Australia Awards:

Application dates (for study commencing in Australia in 2018)
Opened date: 1 February 2017
Closing date: 30 April 2017

Australia Awards Scholarship Policy Hand Book for Nepalese Applicants
Detail requirements and application process information

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The language requirements for the Australia Awards is an IELTS (Academic) score average of 6.5 or above (with no individual band less than 6.0)

Priority Areas of study

The priority areas of study for Nepal for 2018 Intake are:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Livelihoods and Economic Development
  • Governance (for Government of Nepal applicants only)
  • Gender, Inclusion, and Disability
  • Water Resource Management

Australia Awards Scholarships Benefits

Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training. Scholarship recipients will generally receive the following:

  • Return air travel
  • A one-off establishment allowance on arrival
  • Full tuition fees
  • Contribution to living expenses
  • Introductory academic program
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Scholarship
  •  Supplementary academic support
  • Fieldwork allowance – for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component.
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Writer : Madan

Madan Mani holds Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from Federation University, Australia. Before landing Sydney, he was involved in Teaching and Journalism in Nepal also holds Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

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9 comments

  1. want to apply in the field of medical line

  2. Bishal Thapaliya

    Hello Mr Madan I am also currently studying Software Eng. Need to ask you some questions which may be very helpful. Please email me back or send me your email address. Thanks in advance.

    • Please see the inbox and read our previous writings/articles so you can get a clear picture regarding career and study in Australia

  3. sir , Does Australia give scholarship for students who are willing to study IT. at bachelor level ?

  4. Rohit Bikram Bhandari

    I am a management student and currently working at a Telecom Company. I want to take short course in Accounting but no ability to pay for that. Is it possible to get a frees short course covering all the expenses by a sponsor?

  5. Hey I am a science student..from Nepal…and I am living in an organization ..after completeing. high school I didn’t have chance to study because of financial support… Now I really want to study any medical field …actually my interest is to do MBBS…but if you provide me this opportunity then I really want to study any medical field…hope you will understand my situation…..

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