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Australia

Why Study in Australia?

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students in the world.

Home to 7 out of the 100 top universities of the world (QS World University Rankings 2018).In recent times it is the most looked after country to study in from Nepal. There were 686,104 international students in Australia in 2020 of which close to 72,000 students are from Nepal.

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Along with these reasons, some other factors that makes Australia a popular destination among international students:

Work permit : Students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight and full-time during scheduled course break.
 
Post Study work Visa (PSW) : Eligible graduates can apply for post study work visa where student can live and work minimum 24 months in Australia.
Wage Rate : Higher minimum wage rate AUD 19.49 per hour.
 
Accompany Family Members : Family members of student can join with him/her in Australia.
 
Diversity : Australia is a mini-world in itself with people from all over the world. It is a great place for learning and living amongst different cultures.
 
Career Opportunity : After Graduation, Eligible students will have various migration options for Permanent Residency.

Scholarships in Australia

Australian Institutes offer more affordable fee to international students comparing to US, UK and Canada. Moreover, there are multiple provisions of scholarships in Australia for the needy and deserving candidates which could largely reduce your financial burden.

There is a general misconception that no or insignificant amount of scholarship is provided to international students. But in reality, there are several universities and colleges in Australia that provide scholarships to international students.

How to increase your chances of getting scholarships in Australia?

The simple logic here is that you can apply for scholarship if you could prove yourself deserving candidate.
We recommend you to follow certain approaches that will increase your chances of gaining a scholarship:

Start exploring your scholarship options as early as possible

Make a list of all potential scholarship providers and all the scholarships for which you are eligible, including the costs they cover, application requirements and application deadlines. Note that some institution scholarships do not require an application; you will be automatically considered when you apply for your course.

Ensure that you supply all documentation required

Documentation may include academic transcripts, a letter of offer and references. Ensure you obtain certified and translated copies where necessary.

Ensure that you fulfill all the necessary criteria

Some scholarships have additional requirements (such as the submission of an essay or personal statement) and have strict terms and conditions (such as word limits and deadlines), so make sure you read all of the instructions on the application form carefully before filling it out.

Apply for as many scholarships as possible

Even if some scholarships are for lesser amounts, any type of funding is better than no funding at all. Be sure to reapply in future years if you miss out or if the scholarship you receive does not cover the full duration of your course.

Make a list of all potential scholarship providers and all the scholarships

for which you are eligible, including the costs they cover, application requirements and application deadlines. Note that some institution scholarships do not require an application; you will be automatically considered when you apply for your course.

Check your eligibility for each scholarship

Some scholarships are only available to international students from certain countries, while others may be related to a specific course, field of study or level of study

Get your application reviewed by someone who speaks fluent English

Scholarships committees might overlook your application if it contains grammar or spelling mistakes.

Ask for help with applications

If you have any questions about your eligibility or the application requirements, do not hesitate to contact the institution or organization offering the scholarship before applying.

Scholarship providers in Australia

Merit-based Scholarships

They are provided to candidates who perform exceptionally in the standardized tests (IELTS, PTE, etc.) and past academic courses. Additionally, candidates who have participated actively in extra-curricular activities such as sports, social service, arts, etc. also adds to the probability of getting this scholarship. "Note that this is the most popular and the most competitive form of scholarship given to Nepalese students. Thus, it is highly recommended that you apply early to increase your probability of securing it."

Subject-specific Scholarships

They are provided by a few universities to students who select specific courses to study. This largely varies according to the university or college. It is advised you look up the academic majors that are supported by subject-specific scholarships based in the university you wish to apply.

Who are the scholarship providers in Australia?

Your Australian Education institution

Contact the international student team or look through their website for institution-wide and faculty-specific international student scholarships. Larger institutions usually have a scholarships database that allows you to input your details.

The Australian Government

The Australian Government offers an extensive range of scholarships for international students under the Australia Awards scheme for both achievement and development, including Endeavor Awards, Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships and Australia Awards Fellowships.

Your education institution in your home country

Your current education institution may offer scholarships and bursaries, especially if you are considering exchange or study abroad in Australia.

Your accommodation provider

Some residential colleges and other accommodation providers offer scholarships for international students to assist with accommodation costs.

Government departments in your home country

You can contact the relevant authorities within your home country or your home country’s consulate in Australia.

Organizations

This includes relevant organizations based in Australia and your home country, as well as international organizations, including charities, industry associations and large companies.

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