Andrew Barkla speaking at the event. Photo: IDP Education Nepal

IDP Education, an international student placement service provider and an Australian Securities Exchange listed company, has announced a scholarship program amounting to a total of AUD $50,000 for Nepali students wanting to study in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland.

 “To create more opportunities for students from Nepal, IDP will be offering international education scholarships 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”, says Andrew Barkla, CEO of IDP Education.

IDP, which is also the co-owner of IELTS, is looking forward to cooperating with non-government organisations in Nepal to make education more accessible for underprivileged youth.

In an event held at Hotel Yak and Yeti on Thursday, IDP also announced plans to open an office in Kathmandu by August 1. “Once the office opens, we look forward to providing the highest quality service to all Nepalese students to help them achieve their international education goals”, says Piyush Kumar, Regional Director of IDP South Asia.

IDP partners with more than 650 leading universities and institutions around the world. With a network of over 100 international student placement centers, the company has a global presence in more than 30 countries.

Having placed more than 400,000 students into quality institutions in the aforementioned six countries, IDP provides free of charge and clarified education counseling and supervision to students, from highly trained and experienced counselors. It also has onshore offices in Australia and New Zealand to support students on arrival throughout their international journey.

Along with an office in Kathmandu, the almost 50-year old student placement company will be offering services via its online platform which integrates the modern Information and Communication Technologies. Besides, it will be assisting Nepali students with health insurance, accommodation, bank accounts and other necessities fundamental for studying abroad.

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