Australia Awards Scholarship Applications

Do you want to be a leader in your field and make a difference in Nepal? Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships are now open
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.

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.

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships commencing in 2021 are now open and will close 30 June 2020.

Australia Awards Scholarships for Nepal will be offered to undertake Master’s degree study programs in the priority development sectors of Economic Development; Education; Health; Governance; Gender Equality, Disability Inclusion and Social Inclusion; and Water Resource Management.

Apply now for your opportunity to gain world-class education and become an emerging leader for development with strong links to Australia.

To apply:

read the supplied documentation and information on this website
check your eligibility
consider your goals and the development needs of your country
research available University courses
prepare required supporting documentation
submit your application on OASIS.

On March 27, the application deadline for Australia Awards Scholarships for studying commencing in 2021 was extended to 30 June. Adjustments will be made accordingly to this website as information becomes available; please check this website and OASIS regularly for updates.

To View the original notice and procedure for application CLICK HERE

English Language Requirement

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 2021. 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 test (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 or PTE test score. However, if offered an Australia Awards Scholarship, these applicants must meet the English language requirements of their course.

English language testing

The cost of English language testing can be high. Proper preparation considering your individual needs is key to successfully submitting your application.

Please visit the following websites for more details:

British Council — Nepal
IDP — International Education Specialists
ETS — TOEFL
Pearson — PTE Academic in Nepal
People with disability wishing to apply are encouraged to get in touch with English language test centres as early as possible, as the testing facility will need time to make necessary adjustments to meet individual needs.

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