Australia Awards Scholarship

Open From: February 02, 2022
Until: April 29, 2022
This scholarship/grant is closed.
Australia Awards Scholarship

Make a difference with an Australia Awards Scholarships.

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 recognized 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 2023 are now open and will close on April 29, 2022.

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-inclusiveness, Social Inclusion; and Water Resource Management.

Apply now for your opportunity to gain a 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.

Information sessions 

Australia Awards – Nepal is conducting online Information Sessions (via Zoom meetings) starting in February 2022 for potential Australia Awards Scholarships applicants for study commencing in 2023.

Online information sessions will be offered as scheduled below:

  • Friday, 11 February, 11 March, and 1 April 2022: Regular Information Session
  • Friday 18 February 2022: Designated Information Session for people with disability
  • Friday 25 February 2022: Designated Information Session for Government of Nepal Officials
  • Friday 4 March 2022: Designated Information Session for people from traditionally marginalized groups
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022: Meet Australia Awards alumni session

Eligible and interested applicants are encouraged to register for one of these information sessions.

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 of 1 January 2023. At a 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 marginalized 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.

People with a disability wishing to apply are encouraged to get in touch with English language test centers as early as possible, as the testing facility will need time to make necessary adjustments to meet individual needs.


Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Short Courses funded by the Australian Government. Australia Awards equip recipients with the skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries.

All recipients of Australia Awards become part of the Australia Global Alumni network, connecting them to Australia and to each other — building an engaged and influential global network of leaders and advocates, and establishing a network of ambassadors for Australia and its first-class education system. An important area of focus for Australia Awards is the empowerment of women and the inclusion of people with disability and individuals from disadvantaged social groups.


Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term development awards administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian institutions.

For Nepal, Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for Master’s degree-level study in fields agreed with partner governments and aligned with Australia’s development, economic, and public diplomacy priorities. The indicative fields for study commencing in January 2021 can be found under the Application Documentation section.

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

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Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. Benefits include full tuition fees, return airfares, contribution to living expenses, and medical insurance. Please check the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook for detailed information about Scholarship benefits and entitlements. 


Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the Australia Awards Scholarship. Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their Scholarship.

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Further information

For further information, contact the Australia Awards office in Nepal:
+977 1 4002614