Do not miss an opportunity to study Australia and develop your career with Australian education. Australia government is offering Nepalese students an opportunity to study in Australia through a fully funded scholarship. Yes, the Australia Awards, that covers living expenses, overseas student health cover as well as all tuition fees and returning airfare for the selected Nepalese students. The application for Australia Awards to commence study in 2020 is open now for students of 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.
For this scholarship opportunity, applicants will be assessed based on their professional, personal qualities, academic competence as well as important 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 the Australia Awards:
Application dates (for study commencing in Australia in 2018)
Opened date: 1 February 2019
Closing date: 30 April 2019
Priority Areas of study
The priority areas of study for Nepal for 2020 Intake are:
- 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.