Application, Assessment Process and Required Documents

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Australia Awards Scholarships - for study commencing in 2019

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships commencing in January 2019 will open on 1 February 2018 and close 30 April 2018. Information regarding eligibility and the application process will soon be available on this webpage.

Before submitting an application for an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants MUST read both the Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Nepal Country Profile.
All details about Australia Awards Scholarships are contained in the Handbook. Nepal-specific information is contained in the Country Profile.

Application, Assessment Process and Required Documents

What documents MUST be submitted as part of the application?

A table of required documents can be found here. These documents must be submitted with an application. Failure to do so may make an application ineligible. Documents requiring certification are specified in the table. Submitting documents without proper certification can also make an application ineligible. If a document is not in English, a certified translated copy must be submitted. The Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook can guide you on how to certify your documents.  


What is the timetable for applications?

Applications open 1 February 2018 and will close 30 April 2018. Late applications will not be considered. 

Interviews of shortlisted applicants will take place between June and July 2018.

Final results will be released by September 2018.  All applicants will be notified about the status of their application by August 2018 at the latest.


How do I submit an application?

Applications MUST be submitted online, through the Online Australia Awards Scholarships Information System (OASIS) at https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/


Are paper/hardcopy applications acceptable?

No.


How are applications assessed?

Complete and eligible applications are assessed and ranked based on the applicant’s professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, the applicant’s potential to impact on development challenges in their home country.


What is a Development Impact Plan?

The Development Impact Plan (DIP) records how you hope to contribute to the development of your home country when you return from your studies in Australia. It is a mandatory document for Australia Awards Nepal Scholarship applications and must be submitted through OASIS on or before the application deadline.

The purpose of the DIP is to help awardees establish a link between their professional requirements (human resource gaps), the course of study in Australia and development priorities of their respective countries. The DIP seeks to articulate practical and realistic tasks showing how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in Australia. You will also need to highlight the possible constraints and the resources that you may need to implement the tasks you have identified to demonstrate their feasibility. 

The DIP is updated at various points of the award cycle (Pre-Departure Briefing, Return Home Workshop, and the Reintegration Workshop).

You can download the template for the DIP here.


How do I get started?

  • check if you are eligible to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship here
  • download and read the Australia Awards Scholarships Handbook;and the Nepal Country Profile.
  • research suitable courses through https://cricos.education.gov.au and university websites.
  • ensure you meet the minimum acceptable English language proficiency as explained above.

Applicants must carefully check that:

  • a course aligns with a field of study listed for one of the Priority Development Sectors for Nepal.
  • they satisfy all university enrolment requirements, including English language proficiency.