An Australia Awards Scholarship provides you with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian institution. It includes all the necessary support and funding to complete your study. Australia Awards Scholarships offer emerging Nepalese leaders the opportunity to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Australia in priority fields relating to Nepal’s development. Scholars are well supported throughout the period of their studies in Australia.
Your career will benefit from new knowledge, leadership skills and the links you create both in Australia and through the Australia Global Alumni network. On your return home, you can make a vital contribution to the social and economic development of Nepal.
The application process is transparent and competitive, providing equal opportunity to all eligible applicants, regardless of gender, ethnicity or disability.
Priority areas of study
The priority areas of study for Nepal are:
• Economic Development
• Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion
• Water Resource Management.
Australia Awards 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 receive the following entitlements:
• 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 those undertaking a master’s degree by coursework that has a compulsory fieldwork component.
English language requirements
To be eligible for an Australia Awards Scholarship, you must meet certain standards in English language proficiency, with the results valid as at 1 January 2022. At minimum, you must have:
- an IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or
- a TOEFL internet based (iBT) score of at least 84, with a minimum of 21 in all sub-tests; or
- a PTE (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Women, people with disability, members of traditionally marginalised groups and nominated public servants will be considered for eligibility with an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.0 or above (with no individual band less than 5.5) or an equivalent TOEFL (iBT) or PTE (Academic) test score. However, if offered an Australia Awards Scholarship, these applicants must meet the English language requirements of their course.
Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships will be opening soon (Applications are OPEN.)
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