Requirements for International Students to Study in Nepal
An international student who is traveling to Nepal for higher studies must carry the following documents:
- Originals and photocopies of school board examinations and any other award certificates.
- Valid passport.
- Documents which prove the identity of the student; for instance the photocopies of the passport page that lists the name and the postal address of the student.
- Student visa.
List of Top Colleges in Nepal
|Name of the College||Courses Offered|
|Kathmandu Model College Bagbazar, Kathmandu||
|Himalaya College of Engineering||
|United Academy Kumaripati, Lalitpur||
|Reliance International Academy, Chabahil, Kathmandu||
|Kathmandu College of Management||
|Manipal College of Medical Sciences||
|Kantipur Engineering College||
|Institute of Engineering in Nepal||
|Kathmandu Medical College||
|Nepal College of Management||
List of Top Universities in Nepal
|Name of University||Courses Offered|
|Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies||
|Nepal Sanskrit University||
An international student must visit the Consulate or Embassy of Nepal in his own country to obtain the student visa to study in Nepal. Identity verifications like the biographic page of a passport must be produced in the Consulate of Embassy of Nepal while applying for a student visa. The student needs to obtain the visa before applying to the college and university study program.
Education System of Nepal
The education system of Nepal is categorized into six stages. They are:
- Primary school stage – comprises five years of study from the 1st to the 5th grade
- Secondary school stage – comprises two years of study from the 6th to the 7th grade
- Upper Secondary school stage – comprises three years of study from the 8th to the 10th grade
- Higher Secondary school stage – comprises two years of study from the 11th to the 12th grade
- College education – bachelors degree which can extend from three to five years of study
- University education – masters degree which extends from two to three years of study
Formal education for the general people of Nepal was introduced in the year 1951 when autocracy was replaced by a democratic system of government.
The census report of 2010 has recorded the male literacy rate at 62.2% and the female literacy rate at 34.6%.
Resource crunch has been one of the chief disadvantages of education in Nepal. However, the present schools and colleges of Nepal are recruiting the best faculty. The government has allocated funds for education in order to introduce technologically advanced classrooms.