Why study a Bachelor or Master in Nepal

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About Nepal

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is located in South Asia, its capital city is Kathmandu and is home to 1.5 million citizens. Nepal is known for being the country with the highest mountain peak, Mount Everest, but the country is much more than that. The people of Nepal are descendants of four main groups; Hindu Caste which arrived from India, the Bhotes who came from Tibet, the Newar who are the natives of the Kathmandu Valley and the hill tribes. The most famous hill tribe are the Sherpas and they are the ones who seek out tourists to guide them through mountains and inform them about their culture. There are many people who live in the mountains at Nepal, this is their permanent residence but others live in the capital.


There are two official languages at Nepal; Nepali and English. Day to day communications are conducted in Nepali among the native citizens of the country but visitors are able to get on just fine as they will communicate with you in English.


The official currency at Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR), any other rupees are not welcomed and your transaction will not be accepted. Their notes are issued by the central bank of Nepal and while you may use your card at some places, you will still need to carry some cash on you as cards are not accepted everywhere.

Geographical Information

Nepal is a small territory located in Southern Asia, it shares borders with the People’s Republic of China from the northern side and India from its southern side. The altitude of Nepal is the most changing in the world; as it has the world’s highest mountain peak and very low sea levels. The peak of Mount Everest is as high as 8,850 metres which takes days for hikers to complete and is not a recommended activity for the unfit. Nepal is not just home to the world’s highest peak. But eight out of the ten highest mountain.


The official religion at Nepal is Hinduism and some people practice both Hinduism and Buddhism, this is because of the country’s location and the people are known for being religious and their beliefs affect their everyday lives clearly.

Political Stance

Nepal used to follow a monarch system but in 2008 this system was overturned by a presidential system. The country was experiencing political unrest at the time but is now a stable country with increased democracy and rights for its people. The territory of Nepal was never under the ruling of any colonial powers or invasions and has always been an independent country.


Nepal is a well-known attraction among the adrenaline seekers, specifically those who wish to view the world from a higher viewpoint, hikers. Nepal is where the highest mountain peak exists and groups of hikers visit it yearly even though it is rare for people to reach the highest point, you will still get to see the world from above. Other attractions at Nepal include its temples, at this small territory you can get to learn a lot about Buddhism and Hinduism, allowing you to get in touch with your religious side.


Nepal has easy access to spices, given that it shares borders with India and they also care for spicy food. The majority of their dishes are vegetarian friendly due to their religious beliefs, even well-known restaurant chains adjust their menus to fit their dietary request. Their national dish Dal Bhat which is made of lentils and rice. The dish can be served during any time of the time as it has high nutritious value and is easily prepared.

Study in Nepal

Many students select Nepal as their study destination because of its continuously improving education level and the chance to broaden your academic and research net. Nepal’s universities offer wide degree options and are all internally accredited. There

Why should you study in Nepal?

The culture of Nepalese people is a fusion between India’s and China’s, making this place one the most diverse and attractive places for international students to study at. You will also be able to visit the Asian giant countries as they are very near and easy to travel to. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy the different attractions which Nepal has to offer ranging from its hikes and swims to the different architecture gems of the country.

How much does it cost?

Nepal has more public universities than private ones, and they are known for their affordable costs. The average tuition fee will average $40,000 for an undergraduate studying for 4 years at Nepal. These costs may go up as you enroll in medical degrees or law degrees and private universities as well will cost you more.

Living in Nepal

Living in Nepal

                  Living in Nepal is can very easily become a budget friendly experience; the goods at Nepal are not sold at very high prices neither is accommodation. Your day is going to be busy at Nepal with all the activities it has to offer and the different cultures you have yet to learn about; but don’t worry, the attractions there rarely require an entry ticket and are very often discounted for students.


                  There are many accommodation options in Nepal; for international students, hostels are becoming the go to at Nepal. There are hostels which you can rent at on your own and others which are run by universities. Another option is to rent your own apartment, either on your own or with other people, this is going to cost you $500 – $780 if your apartment is not too close to the city center and not too far out. The apartment cost can go down if you choose to rent with other people and your location is a bit more farther than the center.

Other costs of living

Living standards in Nepal are not as high as other neighbouring countries; you should not expect to find a lot of imported goods at the market and their nightlife and overall costs are kept at a minimum. The utilities will average $40 per month and transportation monthly tickets will be extremely cheap as it costs only $12 but their public transportation system is quite unimpressive and does not connect the entire city together, you are much better of getting a taxi or renting a vehicle for transportation. On average, $400 are going to be more than enough for your monthly expenses at Nepal.

Universities in Nepal

                  There are many universities in Nepal offering various degrees and areas of study. The majority of the universities are public universities at affordable costs and the degrees offered vary widely from one university to the other. There are some universities which conduct their teaching in Nepali while others conduct their teaching in English.

Degrees available

The universities found in Nepal offer various programs of studies and cultivate a diverse learning environment. They most common programs of study are bachelor’s degrees, masters and post doctorate degrees. The most common degrees are in the field of science and technology and management.

Top ranked universities

  • Tribhuvan University

The first and top ranked university of Nepal was established in 1959, the university offers undergraduate and graduate studies to international students. The university’s academics are divided into five institutions and four faculties for you study options. You will be able to choose be from 40 departments for your undergraduate studies and may be able to register in affiliated courses as the university has partnerships with over 1000 other universities. The university is one of the largest globally and welcomes a large number of students annually, it offers attractive financial aid options and its acceptance rate is high.

  • Kathmandu Universitya

In 1991 the third oldest university in Nepal was established, the university is divided into seven schools. Students can choose to study in fields of arts, education, engineering, law, management, medical sciences or school. The university does not only focus on providing its students with academic related facilities but non-academic as well to ensure the welfare of its students. The university offers hostel housing options which are divided into undergraduate and graduate options, welfare council office and extracurricular activities which include sports facilities that are available. The university encourages its students balance between their academics, social life and level of physical activity, this is Kathmandu’s advantage.

  • Pokhara University

The university was established in 1997 under the Pokhara University Act, the university has 5,000 enrolled students and specializes in offering studies in science and technology. The university also offers faculties in the management studies, health sciences and humanities and social science. The two faculties which were first established by the university were the faculties of science and technology and management, which are also the student’s most popular choice. The university offers a total of 27 different program; constituted of 14 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s programs and 2 PhD studies.

  • Purbanchal University

The university was established in 1993, in the Eastern region of Nepal and offers various programs of studies; there are bachelor degree studies, masters and doctorate degrees. For areas of undergraduate studies, the university is divided into seven faculties. The faculties are management, science and technology, arts, law, management, engineering and medical studies. The university’s application selection is fairly selective and it welcomes between 50% – 60% of its applicants allowing their admission of students to reach around 35,000 enrolled students.

Examples of other universities

Even though the previously mentioned universities are the top ranked universities, they are not all located in the country’s capital city and they are all public universities. There are other universities in Nepal providing other programs of study and similar degree. These universities follow in ranking; Agriculture and Forestry University, Mid-Western University and Lumbini Buddhist University.

Student Visa - Nepal

                  A study visa is essential and must be received before your arrival at Nepal, there are some basic requirements requested by all international students but there are also some which differ based on your home country and you must contact your nearest embassy office in order to ensure that you do not submit any missing documents.

How to apply - Nepal

When applying for the visa you must ensure that you have the following documents ready:

  • Valid travel document and copies of it
  • Visa photographs
  • Official bank statement for the past 3 or 6 months
  • University acceptance letter
  • Flight reservations
  • Vaccination card against the yellow fever

These are the basic requirements and they will change depending on your country of origin, it is suggested that you apply ahead of time but you may only apply 3 months in advance so make sure you get started on preparing your sdocuments as soon as you select a university and study options.

Scholarship in Nepal

When applying for the visa you must ensure that you have the following documents ready:

  • Valid travel document and copies of it
  • Visa photographs
  • Official bank statement for the past 3 or 6 months
  • University acceptance letter
  • Flight reservations
  • Vaccination card against the yellow fever

These are the basic requirements and they will change depending on your country of origin, it is suggested that you apply ahead of time but you may only apply 3 months in advance so make sure you get started on preparing your sdocuments as soon as you select a university and study options.