A scholarship is a very good way to finance your studies and enables you to fully concentrate on getting your degree instead of worrying about money issues. At Bhawishya we give you an overview on how to succeed in applying for a scholarship. Start as soon as possible. The application process of many scholarships takes quite a long time and application deadlines finish early. As soon as you know what you are going to study, you should start with the preparation straight away.


You don't know yet what and where to study? Come and Join us in order to find out about the Bachelors, Masters or even PhD scholarship. There are many scholarships out there as well as other types of funding like grants, prizes, studentships, competitions, fellowships and many others.


Not all of the scholarships are dependent on your grades.  If you come from remote areas of Nepal, if you are women, if you want to study a specific subject you can still qualify for scholarship regardless of your grades. All those factors for example are analyzed at Bhawishya for you to qualify for a financial support.  We at Bhawishya can definitely help you find a suitable scholarship for your needs.


Australia Awards Scholarships

These are long-term scholarships providing citizens of Nepal with opportunities to obtain tertiary qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions. At least 50 per cent are awarded to women. These awards are targeted to applicants for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Nepal.

Strongly emphasis is given to applications from women, people with disability and other traditionally marginalised groups. The priority areas of study for Australia Awards in Nepal are: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Education, Livelihoods/Poverty Alleviation, Health, Governance, 


Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program starts around February each year. Those selected would begin their Master’s-level studies in the U.S. beginning August-September every year. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides all expenses (including travel) for a master’s degree program of up to two years at selected U.S. universities, in any field except medicine. The competitions are nation-wide and open. Selections are made by the Fulbright Commission's bi-national Board of Directors after an intensive review of applications, English language screening, and interviews.

Those who completed their S.L.C. or its equivalent degree from rural, underrepresented areas are strongly encouraged to apply.



The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a scholarships programme that was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is financed from the budget for development cooperation and aims to help increase the supply of skilled labour.

The target group consists of professionals who work in one of the 50 NFP countries (of which Nepal is a part). By successfully completing a study programme, they will return to their jobs with the skills to further develop and strengthen the organizations that employ them.

The demand for education and training has to be connected with the institutional development of the employing organisations. The employer is therefore the one who needs to nominate the candidates for further training.

Scholarships are available for:

  • English-taught master's programmes, varying in duration from 9 to 24 months;
  • Short courses, in English and sometimes French, varying in duration from 2 to 52 weeks;
  • PhD studies, which take place partly in the country of origin and partly in the Netherlands;
  • Refresher courses in the form of group training, targeted at NFP, NPT, NICHE and MENA alumni.



IMPIT is an international Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology in Finland.  The programme aims at offering an international Master's Degree in IT at the European standards in less than two years. The prerequisite is BSc level education with a background in Computer Science, IT or related discipline. The language of instruction is English.

This is a limited number of scholarships for very exceptional students awarded on a competitive basis.

One of the aims is that as many students as possible can be employed by a Finnish ICT-company during the second year. It is also possible to integrate a research orientation into the degree studies as students can join several research groups at the Departments. The awarded Master's Degree is accepted in Europe, USA and world-wide as a qualification for PhD studies.

In this master's degree programme you can study at the Uniersity of Eastern Finland (Joensuu campus) and Lappeenrantha University of Technology. The application is common for both universities. 



The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars.

There are two forms of scholarships – financial and non-monetary scholarships – both of which are often coupled together:

In the case of financial scholarships, the recipient is awarded a fixed amount, paid out on a monthly basis over a defined funding period. These types of scholarships are often full scholarships, i.e., they generally cover the applicant’s entire living expenses. Recipients of partial scholarships, however, are required to secure additional financial support to cover their living expenses. When awarded a full scholarship, recipients are generally not permitted to receive funding from other scholarships simultaneously.

In addition to financial support, many institutions also offer non-monetary scholarships. Recipients are invited to workshops, lectures and scientific conferences where they also have the opportunity to network with other scholarship holders. In most cases, these non-monetary scholarship programmes aim to create a long-standing relationship between the scholarship holder and the institution well beyond the scholarship period.

All the programmes have one thing in common, however – no one is entitled to a scholarship.


Quota Scheme

The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries and countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through the Quota Scheme.

The objective of the scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education. Currently, the scheme provides full scholarships for a total of 1 100 students, of which 800 are from developing countries (of which Nepal is also a part) and 300 from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Each year universities and university colleges in Norway are allocated a certain number of quota students. The scheme normally includes courses taught in English at Master’s and PhD level, in addition to certain professional degrees.


Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus is a high quality programme aimed at enhancing the quality of European higher education institutions, thereby becoming more attractive to students and scholars, both from third countries and Europe

The Erasmus Mundus Programme encompasses three actions.

Action 1 consists of Masters and PhD programmes of exceptional quality, delivered by consortia consisting of at least three universities in three European countries, and leading to the award of a recognised joint, double or multiple degree. Candidates from Europe and third countries compete for scholarships offered by the European Union.

Action 2 consists of large partnerships between European higher education institutions and groups of universities in specific geographical areas, promoting mobility at all levels of higher education.

Action 3 consists of various promotional activities, as well as support for the Erasmus Mundus Alumni organization (EMA).



The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, offers scholarships each year for international students and researchers coming to Sweden. The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students and are awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester. The scholarships are intended for full-time master's level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.

The programme is open to candidates from two different categories of countries. Category 1 and Category 2 countries, Nepal is not a part of category 1 countries while the candidates with citizenship from category 2 countries (of which Nepal is part) are eligible to apply to this program.


OFID Scholarship Award

OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries (of which Nepal is also part) through graduate studies in a development-related discipline. The area of study or research includes Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences and Social Sciences.

Grants include tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, health insurance, a monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation and travel costs.