Australia Awards in Nepal


Through the Australia Awards initiative, Australia provides scholarships for Nepalese students, researchers and professionals to study in Australia. The Awards are an important part of the aid program in Nepal and aim to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in Nepal
  • build people-to-people linkages between Nepal and Australia.

Nepalese nationals are eligible for long-term Awards (Australia Awards Scholarships and the Australia Awards Leadership Program) and short-term Awards (including Australia Awards Fellowships).
Since 2007, a total of 685 Nepali students have undertaken study in Australia (410 Scholarships, 228 Fellowships and 47 Endeavour Awards).

In 2016, 60 Long Term Scholarship holders continued post-graduate studies in Australia. The main sectors of study were governance, health, agriculture, the environment and infrastructure. 20 Australia Award Long Term Scholarships have been offered in 2017, four of these to people with a disability. 37 placements for short-course awards were offered in 2016 focusing on the role of government in private sector development and inclusive education. Nine informal learning opportunities were also provided to women to participate in conferences on maternal and child nutrition and women in leadership.

How to apply

More information, including applicant eligibility criteria can be found at:


Last Updated: 9 May 2017