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Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 for Nepalese Students

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Australia Awards Scholarships

Gain World-Class Education with Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 in Nepal

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in Nepal and become a leader in your field? Look no further than Australia Awards Scholarships, which are now open for applications until 1 May 2023. Here's everything you need to know about these prestigious international scholarships.

What are Australia Awards Scholarships?

Australia Awards Scholarships are fully-funded scholarships and short courses funded by the Australian Government. These scholarships provide the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised Master's degree from a globally-recognised Australian institution. They are designed to support the social and economic development of Nepal by creating a network of leaders who can make a vital contribution to their country.

What are the benefits of Australia Awards Scholarships?

Recipients of Australia Awards Scholarships become part of the Australia Global Alumni network, which connects them to Australia and to each other, creating an engaged and influential global network of leaders and advocates. The benefits of these scholarships include full tuition fees, return airfares, contribution to living expenses and medical insurance. Moreover, the scholarship provides all necessary support and funding to complete your study.

What are the eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships?

The application process is transparent and competitive, providing equal opportunity to all eligible applicants, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or disability. Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of two years of professional experience relevant to their proposed course of study. Moreover, they must meet the English language requirements of the institution where they intend to study.

What courses are offered under Australia Awards Scholarships?

Australia Awards Scholarships support Master's programs within priority development sectors, including climate change, disaster risk reduction, economic development, gender equality, disability and social inclusion, governance, inclusive education, natural resource management, and sustainable infrastructure development.

How can you apply for Australia Awards Scholarships?

To apply, read the supplied documentation and information on the Australia Awards website, check your eligibility, consider your goals and the development needs of your country, research available universities and courses, prepare required supporting documentation, and submit your application on OASIS.

Key Information about Australia Awards Scholarships in Nepal

To help you prepare your application, it's important to review the essential information provided by the Australian Government. This information includes a country profile for Nepal and indicative fields of study for the scholarships. It's important to carefully review this information to ensure that you are eligible and that the scholarship is the right fit for your goals.

Requirements and Conditions for Australia Awards Scholarship Recipients

If you are selected to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, you will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia. This contract outlines the conditions of the scholarship, including the requirement that scholars leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their studies. It's important to carefully consider these conditions before applying to ensure that you can comply with them.

Information and Course Advice Sessions

To help prospective applicants learn more about the Australia Awards Scholarships, the Australian Government is hosting a series of information and course advice sessions. These sessions provide an opportunity to ask questions and get a better understanding of the application process and requirements. The sessions are held both online and in person at various locations in Nepal. To register for a session, visit the Australia Awards Nepal website.

Indicative Fields of Study for Australia Awards Scholarships in Nepal

The Australia Awards Scholarships in Nepal cover a wide range of fields of study, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Engineering and technology
  • Natural resource management
  • Public policy and administration
  • Gender and social inclusion

If you are interested in a field that is not listed, you may still be eligible to apply. It's important to review the country profile and contact the Australia Awards Nepal office for more information.

Information Session and Events:

To learn more about Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants may attend one of the following information sessions and/or course advice sessions.

Please register here to attend an information session.

Please register here to attend a course advice session.

Date Information session or event Venue
Wednesday, 18 January 2023 Designated information session for people with disability and people from traditionally marginalised groups- completed Online
Friday, 3 February 2023 General information session- completed In person at Australia Awards Nepal office
Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Course advice session- completed

A video recording of the course advice session is available here.

Online
Friday, 17 February 2023 Designated information session for Government of Nepal officials Online
Saturday, 18 February 2023 Course advice session Online
Tuesday, 21 February 2023 General information session In person at Hotel Barahi, Lakeside, Pokhara
Friday, 24 February 2023 General information session In person at Australia Awards Nepal office
Friday, 3 March 2023 General information session Online
Tuesday, 7 March 2023 Course advice session Online
Friday, 10 March 2023 Meet Australia Awards alumni session Online
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 General information session Biratnagar (venue TBC)
Friday, 17 March 2023 General information session Online
Saturday, 18 March 2023 Course advice session Online
Friday, 24 March 2023 General information session Online
Friday, 31 March 2023 General information session In person at the Australia Awards Nepal office
Friday, 7 April 2023 General information session Online

Eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships for Nepalese applicants are as follows:

Personal criteria:

  • The applicant must be over 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of Nepal and currently residing in, and applying from Nepal.
  • The applicant must not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.
  • The applicant must not be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently.
  • The applicant must not be a current serving military personnel.

Study program criteria:

  • The applicant must have a proposed study program within one of the identified priority sectors.
  • The applicant must be applying for a Master's program with a proposed course of study of no more than two years.
  • The applicant must not have completed a qualification that is deemed to be equivalent to the Australian qualification they are applying for.

Academic and work experience criteria:

  • The applicant must possess a minimum of a four-year bachelor's degree and minimum three years' relevant full-time work experience earned after the bachelor's degree, or
  • The applicant must possess a three-year bachelor's degree with at least a one-year master's degree with a minimum of three years' relevant full-time work experience earned after the bachelor's degree, or
  • The applicant must possess a two-year bachelor's degree with at least a two-year master's degree with a minimum of three years' relevant full-time work experience earned after the bachelor's degree.

English language test score criteria:

  • The applicant must possess a valid English language test score on or after 1 January 2024.
  • The applicant must possess an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or higher (with all band scores 6.0 or higher), or
  • The applicant must possess a TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 84 or higher (with all subtest scores 21 or higher), or
  • The applicant must possess a PTE (Academic) score of 58 or higher (with all communicative skill scores 50 or higher).

Women, people with disabilities, members of traditionally marginalized groups, and public servants will be considered for eligibility with an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 or higher (with all band scores 5.5 or higher) or an equivalent TOEFL (Internet-based) or PTE (Academic) test score. However, if offered an Australia Awards Scholarship, these applicants must meet the English language requirements of their preferred university and degree before commencing study.

Applicants with disabilities who require testing accommodations are encouraged to register early for English language tests. For further clarification, applicants can contact the Australia Awards - Nepal office.

Required documents – Details

Applicants must submit all the relevant supporting documents listed in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. Applicants must also provide the following documents to meet the specific requirements for Nepal:

Required Document

Document Type

Required

OASIS (Online Australian Scholarships Information System)

Certified by a notary public

Yes

Passport

Proof of citizenship

Yes

Copy of original degree certificates issued by examination boards

Degree certificate

Yes

Academic transcripts specifying divisions/grades from SLC or equivalent onwards

Academic transcript

Yes

IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE certificate (valid on 1 January 2024)

Proof of English language proficiency

Yes

Master’s degree by coursework applicants: two referee reports (one academic and one professional) (in specified format)

Referee reports

No

Master’s degree by research applicants: three referee reports (two academic and one professional) (in specified format)

Referee reports

No

Development Impact and Linkages Plan (in specified format)

Other document

No

Curriculum Vitae* (in specified format)

Other document

No

Employment letter (if currently employed) and all past employment experience letters

Other document

No

Master’s degree by research applicants only: research proposal and evidence of communication with potential supervisor providing in-principle support for research proposal (in specified format)

Other document

No

Applicants are advised to compile all the documents into single PDFs by document category, appropriately name the files, and ensure that the scans are complete, legible, and in the correct page orientation and order. If any document requires a specified format, then the applicants must download and use the current templates from the section provided in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. It is essential to note that documents not complying with the specified format or using a format from a previous application round will not be accepted. If the applicant has any awards, honors, commendations, or achievements listed in the application, they should upload the supporting evidence compiled in a single PDF as 'other document.'

Further information

For further information, contact the Australia Awards office in Nepal:

Phone: +977 1 4002614

Email [email protected]

Download: Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook.PDF

Application Submission Link: Here

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