Study in Australia from Nepal

Australia is a popular education destination across the world. In recent times it is the most looked after prospect to study in Australia from Nepal. There were 690,468 international students in Australia in November 2018 of which there are close to 50000 students from Nepal. In the overall scenario, Nepali students in Australia cover 6% of the total international students.  An Australian education equips the students with knowledge, skills and networks that will last a lifetime – and gives every student the foundation they need for a Future Unlimited.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

Source: Department of Home Affairs

Why Study in Australia?

  • Australia offers a truly world-class education and regularly features in global rankings. The education sector has been commended on areas such as academic reputation, employer reputation and international student ratio.
  • Australia is one of the most culturally diverse country in the world, with a large number of international students. This means that students will interact from a multitude of cultures that aids in the growth of the human self.
  • Australia offers great work opportunities to international students. International students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight in Australia during their student visa period, which will help students an opportunity to earn a few dollars. Students also have the opportunity to stay in Australia to work once they have graduated, taking advantage of the post-study work visa after completion of their studies. There are also opportunities such as the Professional Year Program which allows the graduates of, engineering information technology and accounting degrees to gain experience and mentoring in an Australian workplace.

Procedure to Study in Australia from Nepal

It is a popular dream to study in Australia for Nepali students. The trained and experienced counselors of Oli and Associates are experts in guiding students through the application process, determining eligibility and assisting to select a career pathway, and to help finalize requirements to study in Australia from Nepal. Here are the procedure to study in Australia from Nepal:

Apply for Conditional Offer Letter

Receiving a Letter of Offer means that you have been granted a place to study at the institution given that you meet the conditions stated in your Letter of Offer. You must meet these conditions, and provide evidence to the institution that you have done so, before you can accept your offer. If you are unable to provide this information, your application will be declined.

Documents required for Processing Offer Letter to study in Australia from Nepal.

  • All the Academic Documents till date
  • Passport (Photocopy)
  • Application form of University/ College (Ask your Consultancy)
  • Work Experience (If any)
  • Statement of purpose (SOP)
  • Marriage certificate (If married)
  • Additional documents / certifications

**Some Educational Institutions require additional

In addition to the submission of the these documents there are various other factors that affect in the issuance of the Offer letter, which are

  • Meeting the entry requirements
  • Clarifications / Reasons for Gap in academics
Common FAQ 1

How much does it cost to study in Australia from Nepal?

According to Study in Australia (, the official government site for international students, the average annual tuition fees for international graduate students as:

English language studies – Around AU$300 (NRs. 25500 approx) per week depending on course length

Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – AUD$4,000 to AU$22,000 (approx. NRs. 340,000 to NRs. 1,870,000)

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000 to $33,000* (Nrs. 1,275,000 to Nrs. 2,805,000)

Postgraduate Masters Degree – $20,000 to $37,000*  (Nrs. 1,700,000 to Nrs. 3,145,000 )

Doctoral Degree – $14,000 to $37,000*

* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses. The above fees are indicative annual fees.



English Language Proficiency Tests

To study in Australia from Nepal, you will have to appear in any of the following English Language Proficiency Tests:

  • PTE Academic
  • CAE (Cambridge English Advanced)

Note: Different institutions have their own acceptance criteria for the English Language Proficiency Tests

These tests, assesses your English proficiency in various skills such as Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Fun fact: To apply for a conditional offer the English tests like IELTS / PTE etc are not required. However, they are eventually required during your application process to study in Australia.

For an average student, it takes about 3 – 6 weeks of IELTS Preparation (link) /  PTE preparation (link) /other English tests to achieve the desired scores.

Financial Arrangements / GTE Applications

Any applicant applying to study in Australia from Nepal will have to provide evidence that you are capable to pay all the fees and cover the living expenses during your study period in Australia.

Financial arrangements should cover for the One year tuition fees + One year living expenses + Insurance for the entire period of Stay and Travel Costs. The financial arrangements could be through education loan or other valid source of funds.

Similarly, the applicant must provide income verifications as proof that the sponsors can sustain the education expenses of the applicant and their living expenses in Nepal.

Additional process required to study in Australia from Nepal

  • Complete Medical check up
  • Complete Biometric check up
  • Complete clearance from the local authority (Nepal Police)

Document required for Visa Lodgment for Nepalese students.

  • Academic documents and supporting documents
  • Financial documents
  • Institution documents (Offer Acceptance / COE)
  • Medical documents

With all the relevant documents, you can submit your application for student VISA (internal link) to the Australian High Commission. The VISA decision by the commission is on case by case basis. After the successful VISA approval decision in your favor, you  can travel to study in Australia.