Australia's IDP Education announces scholarship to Nepali students

KATHMANDU: IDP Education, a global leader in international education services and an Australian Securities Exchange listed company, has announced a scholarship program to Nepali students.

The scholarship program amounting to a total of AUD 50,000 is granted to Nepali students to assist them for accessing quality international education across English speaking nations such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland, reads a statement.

Andrew Barkla, CEO, IDP Education said, "To create more opportunities for students from Nepal, IDP will be offering international education scholarship to ten ambitious Nepali students. The selection will be merit-based to deserving candidates to help them connect to lifelong career success through an international education degree."

He further said they are also looking forward to cooperating with non-government organisations in Nepal to support them in their efforts to make education more accessible for underprivileged youth.

IDP Education has also announced plans to open an office in Kathmandu by 1st August to facilitate Nepali students achieve their international education goals, as stated in the statement.

On the occasion, Piyush Kumar, Regional Director, South Asia said, "We are delighted with our plan to launch IDP's first student placement services office in Hattisar, Kathmandu," adding highly-trained and experienced counsellors will be on hand to help students make these life-changing choices with confidence and clarity. All IDP services are free of cost.

IDP partners with more than 650 leading universities and institutions around the world.