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RTC-HHEF Scholarship

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Application for the Himalayan Higher Education Fund Scholarship (HHEFS) 2023 is now Closed. 


The Himalayan Higher Education Fund, in collaboration with Royal Thimphu College, is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for 1 female candidate under the Himalayan Higher Education Scholarship programme for the academic year 2023. 

The Himalayan Higher Education Fund is a non-profit organization that supports higher education opportunities for young women from across the Himalayan region. Through this collaboration, we aim to support high school graduates in Bhutan with sufficient merit to pursue a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management at the Royal Thimphu College. The scholarship will cover all tuition and boarding costs for the entire duration of the programme.

Working with community leaders from across the country to identify students in need, this scholarship would give the most disadvantaged students of Bhutan an opportunity to significantly enhance their employment prospects and life outcomes. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates with a minimum of 50% aggregate in four best subjects and 50% in English. Students who have not studied Biology and/or Maths in class XII will be required to complete a bridge course in the necessary subject(s) 3 weeks prior to the start of the first semester.

  • Preference will be given to applicants from remote areas

  • Applicants should be 18+ years old at the time of application

Applicants should register online for admission and then fill in the HHEF scholarship form online.

Documents required:
1. Copy of Academic transcripts (Class X and XII)
2. Copy of CID/Route Permit
3. 2 recommendation letters (From teachers/principals/employers if an internship was undertaken)
4. Copy of Family Tree
5. Letter from Gup (Detailing family status/land holdings/parent's income status if possible)
6. Payslip/tax certificate of parents/guardians (Optional)
7. Other merit certificates (Combine the certificates in 1-2 files maximum. Each file should be less than 10 MB)
8. Personal Essay (Up to 500 words explaining your personal ambition, why you have chosen to study the specific course, and why you need the financial support)


The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, May 22, 2023, at 12 Noon

For further inquiry about this award, please contact our office @ 02-351801, ext # 119