Australia Awards Scholarships for Nepalese Students Intake-2018

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships commencing in January 2018 will open on 1 February 2017 and will close on 30 April 2017, so now is the time to start preparing for your application, including ensuring that you satisfy the necessary English language requirements.

Australia Awards Scholarships in Nepal will be offered to undertake Masters study programs in the priority development sectors of Education, Economics and Livelihoods Development, Health, Governance (for Government of Nepal applicants only), and Gender, Inclusion and Disability.

If you intend to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship, you are encouraged to complete either an IELTS, TOEFL or PTE language examination well before your application is due.

Australia Awards Scholarships for Nepalese Students Intake-2018


To be eligible you must meet the following minimum standards in English language proficiency with results valid as at 1 January 2018:

  • IELTS (Academic): a minimum overall score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;
  • TOEFL: a minimum paper-based test 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: an academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

The Australia Awards Scholarships aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Awardees obtain a high level of professional and technical skills relevant to their area of expertise;
  • Awardees return to Nepal and successfully reintegrate into the workforce or community;
  • Awardees exercise good leadership, apply new skills and nurture partnerships with institutions in the region and in Australia;
  • Awardees apply their skills to contribute to improving capacity in their organisations and institutions;
  • Awardees join a global/regional alumni network and the Association of Nepalese Alumni from Australia (ANAA) and contribute to the development processes.

For Further information

For information about Australia Awards Scholarships visit:

County specific information will be available at before applications open.


Contact the Australia Awards Nepal Country Office:

Chhetrabikram Marg, Panipokhari, Maharjagunj,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4002614