Looking for a unique study abroad experience? Study in Nepal!
Nestled in the Himalayas in South Asia, Nepal is a developing country with a unique culture, exciting natural landscape. If your interest is in learning about Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, culture, and traditions, Nepal may be the place to visit.
Many of Nepal’s social, artistic, and culinary traditions, social values and lifestyle are heavily influenced by the region’s primary religious beliefs, Hinduism and Buddhism. Along with vibrant culture and tradition, Nepal also ranks top in its quality of education.
Many international students also travel Nepal to study MBBS. Nepal is famous among international students majorly because the quality of education, competitive fee structure and less documentation. Nepal houses best universities recognized and approved by the Nepal Medical Council that aim to provide quality education to the students. The country also has autonomous medical colleges. These universities and autonomous medical colleges are known for their state-of-art-infrastructure. Some of the medical colleges have collaboration with top medical colleges in India / Medical universities in India. Apart from a number of colleges offering MBBS studies in Nepal, there are scholarship opportunities for deserving foreign students.
The universities and medical colleges in Nepal recognized by MCI are:
- Kathmandu University
- Tribhuvan University
- Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)
- BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)
These universities have different medical colleges under them that provide MBBS course to students. These universities conduct MBBS entrance exams for MBBS admission in affiliated medical colleges. Based on the scores obtained in MBBS entrance exam, these universities select students for MBBS admission in Nepal medical colleges.
Information for Foreign Students in Nepal
Obtaining a Visa
Visas for citizens of most countries are available on arrival at the land borders and at the airport in Kathmandu at a cost of US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days and US$100 for 90 days multiple entry visa. Tourist visa can be granted for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year. You can pay this in Nepali Rupees, US dollars or Indian rupees. The Nepali Rupee is tied to the Indian Rupee at a rate of 1.6. Note 500 Indian Rupee notes are not accepted. To obtain a visa, you need to bring one passport photo. Nationals from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe need to arrange a visa before arriving.
International students seeking to study in Nepal can travel to Nepal by air and road. Since Nepal is a mountainous country, air transport in Nepal is easier and more comfortable than road journey. The Capital Kathmandu is linked by air services to major cities such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangkok etc.
Budget for accommodation in Nepal ranges from around $100-150 for a double. Most budget hotels and guesthouses have a wide range of rooms, with all the facilities to make your stay comfortable. Accommodations will often be the cheapest part of your budget in Nepal.
Nepal has five climatic zones corresponding to the tropical and subtropical zones namely, summer, Monsoon, autumn, winter, and spring.
Currency used in Nepal is the Nepalese rupee, although Indian currency is valid as well. There are banks in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in several other major cities that will allow you to retrieve cash from ATMs or using your credit card.
Nepal’s cities are safer than most. Even pickpockets are rare. Still, don’t flash cash or make ostentatious displays of wealth, out of respect for the non-materialistic reality of the people.
Apart from studying students can also enjoy the diverse traditions and cultures of the local people here. As Nepal is the home to people from different ethnic group, one can easily adapt to the change and feel home here as the local people are very warm and welcoming. Students can visit various mesmerizing sites which can be quite refreshing. There are lots of exciting things one can experience in Nepal whether its exploring the great Himalayan trails or just witnessing the events and festivals.
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