International Scholarships for Nepalese Students in Australia

Being one of the most popular study destinations in the world, Australia offers multiple scholarships for Nepalese students to study in Australia. Their education system is globally renowned and is highly regarded as one of the best in the world. To further extend their support to international students, the Government of Australia has in fact invested over AUD$ 300 million for scholarships for international students in Australia.

International students may apply for different types of scholarships in some of the best universities in Australia. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of merit, and applicants must show their qualifications for the scholarship they are applying for.

There are plenty of scholarships in Australia for Nepalese students seeking financial support to pursue their study abroad goals. It only takes the right set of information to get closer to earning one. 

Read on to learn more about the various scholarships available to study in Australia.

La Trobe University Offshore Online Bursary

Amount -Up to 35% reduction in course fees

Who can apply?

  • Future postgraduate coursework, Future undergraduates, International Student.
  • The Bursary will be applied as a deduction to subject tuition fees while the student is offshore until the Australian border opens. Failure to meet the condition(s) and pay the acceptance deposit on time may result in the withdrawal of the OOB.
  • The OOB will only be available for the online subjects a student completes while located offshore, and is void once they resume their studies at one of our campuses in Australia.
  • Students currently living in Australia are not eligible for this bursary.
  • This bursary will be applicable from Semester 2, 2021 onwards and will not be backdated.


  •  a new, commencing or continuing international student studying offshore online due to border closures.
  • a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.

Australia Awards Scholarships for Nepalese Students in Australia

  • One must have completed a minimum of 18 years of age and must have the intention of adding to the development of your home country.
  • Diversity preference (women applicants, minority groups, people belonging to rural/ economically weaker sections of society).

Destination Australia Scholarships in Australia for Nepalese Students

  • One must have completed a minimum of 18 years of age at the time the program or course begins.
  • One must not have received any Australian Government grant in recent years.
  • Based on predefined eligibility criteria, Higher Education Providers (HEPs) can provide these scholarships to domestic and international students.
  • International students must be studying at a regional campus or remote area. Some areas include Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, etc.

Australia Government Research Training Program (RTP)

  •  One must have completed a minimum of 18 years of age at the time the program or course begins.
  • One must not have received any Australian Government grant in recent years.
Government Scholarships for Nepalese students in Australia
Australia Government Scholarship •The Australian government funds it, as it pays a student's tuition fee as well as health care for up to three years.
•Supports students pursuing a Research Doctorate or Research Master's degree (both locally and internationally).
•The annual value is $ 28,587, and payments are made every two weeks.
Australia Awards scholarship •This scholarship is given to exceptional graduate Indian students who have enrolled for programs in engineering, construction, energy and resources, security, and strategic studies at leading Australian Universities. The scholarship covers the full tuition fee, a part of living expenses, etc.
•Applications for this scholarship open in the month of February and continue till April every year.
Destination Australia scholarship •This scholarship aims to encourage international students to study in regional Australia to regionally develop tertiary education providers in Australia and provide a learning experience to its students
•The value of the funding is up to $15,000 for each scholarship, yearly to study at the campus from 2021
•Funding is available for each year depending on your qualification as you remain eligible, for up to the duration of four years. It’s funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and is in line with the National Strategy for International Education 2025

Provider Scholarships

Scholarships for Nepalese students in Australia will most definitely be provided by the Educational Institutions themselves. Refer the table below for more information.

We at AECC Global provide you with information and steps to receive scholarships from both government and private universities. The private universities which offer scholarships to study in Australia for international students are:


Scholarships in Australia for Nepalese students in Australia
1 Federation University International Excellence Scholarships in Australia Upto 16%* Scholarship Offers for this scholarship are made when applying for an eligible on-campus program at Federation University Australia For prospective international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs
2 University of Wollongong University Excellence Scholarships for Nepalese Students in Australia Upto 30%* Scholarship a) Students may be eligible if they have excellent results in one of the following categories:


Australian Year 12 or equivalent international secondary school qualification;

Foundation Studies programs approved for direct admission to Bachelor degrees and offered at an institution recognised by UOW;

Diploma or other academic pathway program approved for admission with credit exemption from an institution with which UOW has a formal agreement;

Up to one year of study in a Bachelor degree at a recognised University, where there is no credit exemption awarded to study at UOW.

b) The UES is available to students enrolling in Bachelor degrees at UOW (Australian campuses only) excluding the following: Doctor of Medicine; Nursing; 4 year Nutrition & Dietetics; 4 year Exercise Science & Rehabilitation; and Education, Social Work; and Psychology (all degrees).

c) Must be an international student.

Bachelor degree at UOW (Australian campuses only)


*excluding Doctor of Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, Education, Social Work and Psychology.

    Destination Australia Scholarships for Nepalese Students in Australia 15,000 per year To be eligible for a Destination Australia Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:Commencing as a new student at UOW;
Maintain ongoing residency in a regional area as defined by the Australia Bureau of Statistics for the duration of each study period;
Enrolled and study at either the Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven or southern Highlands campuses;
Enrolled full-time in an on-campus course that can be fully delivered at one of the campuses listed above;
Enrolled in a Bachelor, Bachelor Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master or Doctoral degree; and
Maintain a student visa for the duration of the scholarship
No application required. The scholarship will automatically be awarded based on eligibility and selection criteria.
    Nepal Bursary Scholarships in Australia 20% tuition fee reduction for the minimum duration of an eligible undergraduate course20% tuition fee reduction for the minimum duration of an eligible postgraduate course Students holding Nepali citizenship at the time of application will automatically receive the Nepal Bursary when they choose to study one of the following undergraduate or postgraduate courses commencing in 2020 and beyond: No application is required. Students will automatically receive this bursary when they receive an eligible course offer.
3 Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Nepalese students in Australia Scholarship will cover 50% of the cost of tuition fees for three years(UG) & 2 years (PG) . Eligible to Western Sydney International applicants For Undergraduate & Postgraduate Studies
    Western Sydney International Scholarships – Undergraduate   $5,000 to $7,500 per year for max 3 years Eligible to Western Sydney International applicants For Undergraduate & Postgraduate Studies
4 Southern Cross University Merit Based Scholarships in Australia Upto Aud 24000* Overall grade point average from undergraduate study at Southern Cross University Commencing in any undergraduate program
5 Charles Sturt University International Student Support Scholarships in Australia Covers 30% tuition fees for 1 year commencing student,
enrolled as a full-time student,
enrolled as an on-campus student,
studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, Accounting , nursing, IT,social work, environmental science etc
    International High Academic Achievers Scholarship  25% tuition fee reduction throughout the entire duration of the program NEW Full-time International Students. Only available for applicants to our campuses in: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, and Wagga Wagga. Applicants for courses delivered at the Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane are not eligible
    Charles Sturt Regional Scholarships in Australia 2022 Up to 20%* Awarded to eligible  international applicants studying in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga Must be studying in:
Bachelor of Accounting
Bachelor of Business (Management)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business Studies
Bachelor of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Professional Accounting
6 University of Canberra UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL COURSE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS in Australia Up to Aus 10000* or 25% OFF TOTAL TUITION FEE New Commencing students  Bachelor Degree (Equivalent of 70% or higher in Year 12), Master degree (GPA of 5 out of 7 or 65% or higher in Undergraduate study)
7 La Trobe University Destination Australia – an Australian Government initiative worth up to 15,000 per annum for up to four years. Be an international student commencing their first year of study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework course. Evidence of academic merit (minimum of 75 WAM) for the highest completed qualification.
    Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarships in Australia 25% reduction on your course fees. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:
be applying to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at all La Trobe campuses (excluding Sydney).
meet course prerequisites and have equivalent to a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent or higher (Australian Equivalency).
8 Deakin University Deakin scholarships for international students Up to 100%* International students with high academic performance and the potential to make a positive contribution to the University and its community. You must be studying full time in Australia or have applied to study one of our courses full-time to be eligible for an international scholarship.
9 University of Sunshine Coast Destination Australia 15,000 per year Only available to Student visa holders and is not available to current USC students. only available to Student visa holders and is not available to current USC students.
    Scholarships for international students up to Aud 5000* International Students with High Profile UG / PG
10 James Cook University International Student Merit Stipend Up to Aud 20500* Eligible students from Asia Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the admissions process and eligible students will receive an offer for both their program of study and the International Student Merit Stipend concurrently.
11 University of Technology Sydney Insearch UTS Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships in Australia Upto Aud 5000* or Up to 25%* be an international student All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be
automatically considered.
12 Edith Cowan University International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships in Australia Upto 20%* scholarship offered to international students The scholarships are open to future international students seeking to study a bachelor degree.
13 Australian National university – Academic Merit based Scholarships for Nepalese students in Australia UG- Up to 100%* (PG Upto 50%*) offered to international students Undergraduate / Postgraduate studies
14 University of Southern Queensland International Tuition Fee Scholarship Up to Aud 29000* Applicants must:be an International student
not be a sponsored student
be a commencing student
Undergraduate / Postgraduate studies
15 Central Queensland University International Student Scholarships for Nepalese students in Australia Upto 20%* Study Level Undergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work)
Year of Study Future/First Year
Citizenship International
Ethnicity Any
Study Region Adelaide; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Gladstone; Mackay; Melbourne; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton; Sydney; Townsville
Study Mode On-campus
Study Load Full time
Gender Any
16 University of Tasmania Tasmanian International Scholarship 25% tuition fee reduction    
    South Asia Short Term Living Allowance Bursary 5,200 Available to international students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (offshore or onshore) To maintain this scholarship, students are required to achieve a minimum Pass (CGPA 4.0/7.0) result in all units studied each semester.
    Destination Australia Scholarship 15,000 per year Available to international students who are commencing a full time bachelor degree, associate degree or postgraduate coursework degree with UTAS for the first time Selection based on academic merit and quality of written application. .
17 University of New Castle International Scholarships Upto 100%* To International Students based on academic excellence UG
18 University of Southern Australia Vice Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship Recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for up to four years of full-time study Be a prospective international student
Be eligible to study in Australia
Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary, minimum english language entry requirements
(undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework).
    International Merit Scholarships in Australia Recipients will receive a 25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study into their chosen program, up to a maximum of two semesters or eight courses. Be a prospective international student
Be eligible to study in Australia
Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary, minimum english language entry requirements
International Merit Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA’s South Australian campuses
19 Flinders University International Student Scholarships for Nepalese students in Australia Upto 25%* Need to Maintain the academic Criteria UG / PG
20 Macquarie University Macquarie University South Asian Scholarship Upto Aud 40000* (AUD 10000 Annually) Be accepted into a Macquarie University Bachelor or Postgraduate Coursework Degree . Meet the Academic and English requirements Level of study:
21 Swinburne University Scholarships for international students Up to 50% off on your tuition fees Some scholarships are awarded based on the grades of your previous study. The better your grades, the higher the initial scholarship amount. Others are automatically awarded to students who meet the entry requirements of selected courses. If your application to study at Swinburne is successful. You will be emailed along with the scholarship details
22 Victoria University VU International Excellence Scholarship

VET: A$750 per semester and up to A$3,000 towards the total tuition fees.

Undergraduate: A$3,000 for the first two study periods and up to A$12,000 towards the total tuition fees.

Postgraduate: A$3,000 for the first two study periods and up to A$6,000 towards tuition fees.

Eligibility – India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan applicants  
    VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship $2,000 grant for the second semester of studies (please note this is not applicable for sponsored students) Eligibility: academic achievement with at least a distinction in each unit in first semester of a diploma at VU College in Melbourne Study level: higher education diploma in Business (Enterprise), Information Technology or Engineering
    VU Master of Counselling Global Scholarship  A$3000 per year; up to A$6000 towards tuition fees. To receive the full A$6000 scholarship, students must be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a 70 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in each semester. Eligibility: All applicants (including applicants from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan) commencing studies in Melbourne, who have achieved at least 5% higher than the standard academic requirement in an undergraduate degree from a recognised university. Please note that the scholarship is not applicable for sponsored students and applicants awarded advanced standing into masters degrees* Study level: Master of Counselling
23 University of Western Australia Global Excellence Scholarship - Scholarships for international students in Australia AUD$45,000 for undergraduate studies and up to AUD$30,000 for postgraduate studies to assist with your tuition fees. Eligible to South Asia Country including Nepal, have received an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at The University of Western Australia. have achieved an equivalent:
ATAR of 85.00 – 98.00+; or
WAM of 70.00 – 85.00+
24 University of Adelaide GLOBAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNATIONAL) 50% reduction of the tuition fee to the applicant in their faculty with the highest score above an ATAR of 98 or GPA of 6.8.  Available for commencing direct-entry international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students For undergraduate programs: Raw ATAR of 98 OR its equivalent
For postgraduate coursework programs: A GPA 6.8 out of 7 OR its equivalent
25 Torrens University International Student Scholarship for international students in Australia Receive a scholarship valued up to 30% on selected courses New international students may be eligible for a scholarship depending on which intake that they commence in, their country of citizenship and the course that they are applying for This offer is exclusively available for new international students commencing at Torrens University Australia .

Upto 25%* Scholarship Academic Excellence Scholarship: $500 to $2000

English criteria : IELTS 6 (6) New international students may be eligible
    JCU BRISBANE SCHOLARSHIP Upto 25%* Scholarship, JCU Brisbane Scholarship: Postgraduate: A$6,000 Undergraduate: A$12,000. New international students may be eligible Post Graduate and UG Studies
27 Charles Darwin University Sydney Scholarship 25% per year* Academic excellence and high achievement; applying for full duration UG and PG degree
    CDU International College Launch Scholarship Up to 30%* Scholarships 30%* for the pathway courses durations Pathway course duration
    Destination Australia scholarships for international students in Australia 15,000 per year Course duration, maximum of 4 years Available for meritorious students.
28 RMIT RMIT Future Leaders scholarships 20% Scholarship For International Students As a recipient of a scholarship, you must diligently and to the best of your ability, apply yourself to the successful completion of your program of study.
29 Griffith University International Student Excellence Scholarship up to 50%* Scholarship High-achieving international high school students applying for undergraduate studies at Griffith University Griffith University entry requirements apply.
30 ACU Foundation UG/Master Studies Scholarship, 50% tuition waiver, valued at $9,990, will be extended to all students. Minimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 with no individual band less than 5.0, or equivalent. If the intended undergraduate degree requires an English proficiency level of IELTS 7.0 or above, applicants must have a minimum English proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0, or equivalent. Students must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of the Foundation Studies Program.
31 QUT International Merit Scholarship a scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters of study at QUT. This scholarship is based on your entry score A high achievement scholarship for future international science and engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students. minimum academic grades from a recognised study program
minimum English language entry requirements for the degree program.
32 Bond University International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship UG 50%* scholarship Have already received an offer from Bond University to commence an undergraduate degree. Bond will select the successful applicants on a competitive, merit-based process.
33 The University of Notre Dame Notre Dame Australia International Merit Scholarship The value of the Scholarship is 25 percent (25%) of annual tuition fees for up to a maximum of one (1) year or two (2) consecutive semesters. No scholarship application form is required, as eligible international applicants are automatically nominated for consideration by the selection committee. The Scholarship is awarded as a partial tuition fee waiver and does not cover costs such as living expenses, accommodation, transport, overseas student health cover or any other costs associated with study.

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