No Objection Letter (NOC) in Nepal

No Objection Letter (NOC) in Nepal

No Objection Letter (NOC) in Nepal
Karuna KarkiMon Jan 17 2022

No Objection Letter, popularly referred to as NOC (No Objection Certificate), is a certificate issued/ granted by the Government of Nepal for Nepalese students to study abroad. 

Obtaining a NOC in Nepal has 2 main steps- one is filling the No Objection Certificate Application form and the next is collecting NOC from the Ministry of Education (MOE) Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu. 

To apply, you need authentic documents. The documents you need can differ from course to course and level to level. For instance, if you are intending to study any health-related courses in overseas universities or colleges, students need to pass the common entrance exam conducted by Medical Education Commission (MEC). This common entrance exam is conducted for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

NOC can be applied online as well as physically. As of lately, applying online has become a really popular option. 

Online Application Process for NOC (No Objection Certificate)

  • As soon as you click “NOC in Nepal” in your browser, a government official portal for NOC will appear. You can either go to the first website that pops up or simply click here: http://noc.moest.gov.np/
  • The home page of NOC will open.  As you will see readily on the home page itself, you will have 2 options. First- If you have already registered before, you can go to the Already Registered/ login. We are focusing on people who haven’t registered yet. 
  • If haven’t registered yet, you need to enter your Phone number and click on proceed. You will receive a 6 digit OTP code on your phone. After inserting the code, you can keep and save your password. 
  • After this, you need to complete your profile. Only then, you can actually apply for NOC. 
  • There are 3 phases of completing a profile. 
    • Email verification
    • Citizenship Setup
    • Passport setup
  • Email Verification:  you will have to put in your email and verify that it is indeed your email. 
  • Citizenship setup: After this, you will enter the main page of NOC where you have to put in your personal, academic and professional details. 
    • Citizenship Number:
    • First name,  Middle name, Last Name
    • Gender
    • Father and Mother Name (Ensure that this detail matches with the citizenship/passport details of your parents)
    • Permanent details based on your citizenship (you need to select this based on options available at the drop-down menu)
    • Street address, Ward Number
    • You need to upload scanned copies of your citizenship and a current photo. Both citizenship and Current photo should be in image format like JPG, PNG etc.
    • Click on confirm and process to the next page.
  • Passport Setup: If you don’t have a passport yet, you can click on that option. Or else, fill in the following details. 
    • Enter your passport number
    • Enter Your Date of Birth (DOB) in AD.
    • Upload the scanned copy of your passport (JPG, PNG format etc)
    • Click on confirm. 
  • Finally, you will enter an “apply for new NOC” menu. You need to fill in the accurate details. 
    • Select where the country where you got your previous degree (Nepal or abroad)
    • Choose your previous academic degree. There’s a drop-down menu with all feasible options, click the one appropriate for you. 
    • Select the academic faculty of your previous education. Again, there’s a drop-down menu with all available options, you need to choose suitable for you. 
    • If you have applied for NOC before, enter the old NOC number. If this is your first time applying for NOC, you can just leave it/ skip the step. 
    • If you cannot come to collect your NOC or your guardian will have to pick your NOC for you, click on the “Requested by Guardian” option and enter the name and address of the guardian. 
    • Select the country you are applying to. 
    • Select the University/College/ Institute you are applying to.
    • Select the level of study you are applying for. 
    • Select the faculty you are applying for.
    • Select the subject you are applying to.
    • You need to enter the eligibility descriptions (percentage if asked)
    • Upload all the documents asked- migration certificate, academic documents (transcripts or certificates), license, eligibility letter, entrance results etc. (PDF or image format)
    • Upload offer letter/ acceptance letter/ I20/ COE/COA (PDF/ image format). 
    • Upload old NOC
    • Select whether you are applying through Consultancy or Self. Click Proceed.  
  • Check whether all the documents are correct or not. 
  • After this, your application will be submitted. 

Documents Required to apply for NOC: Course wise

Course

Documents Requirement

Bachelor of Nursing

• Citizenship Certificate

• Transcript certificate (PCL Nursing/ Bio-Group) 

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter/Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter (Stated Subject, Level and Duration) 

• Invoice Letter

• Entrance Exam Pass List

• Nursing Council License (For PCL Nursing)

• Equivalent Letter of concern Institution (If Passed from Foreign country) 

• NHPC Pre-Approval Letter (If Diploma degree Achieved, Like HA to Public Heath) and Entrance Passed List

Master of Nursing

• Citizenship Certificate 

• Transcript certificate (Bachelor Level or Equivalent)

 • Nursing Council License

 • Graduation Certificate 

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter /Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter (Stated Subject, Level and Duration)

 • Invoice Letter

 • NHPC Pre-Approval Letter (If Undergraduate degree Registered to NHPC Achieved, BPT to Public Heath) 

• Equivalent Letter of concern Institution (If Passed from Foreign country)

For a general Bachelor degree unless other

• Citizenship Certificate

 • Academic Transcript (+2 or PCL, Diploma or Equivalence)

 • Acceptance Letter/Offer Letter/Invitation letter/1-20 Letter/CoA (Stated Subject, Level and Duration)

• Invoice Letter 

• Equivalent Letter (If Passed from Foreign country) 

• Korean University Business Registration Certificate (the Republic of Korea Only) 

• NHPC Registration License (If Diploma degree Achieved) 

• NHPC Pre-Approval Letter (If Diploma degree Achieved, Like HA to Public Heath)

 • CAAN Pre-Approval for Piloting Training course only. 

• English Language Test Certificate (If Applied at New Zealand) (if Academic Language is included in offer letter Print Academic and Language Preparation NOC)

Master Degree courses(courses not mentioned here)

• Citizenship Certificate 

• Academic Transcript certificate (Bachelor or Equivalent) 

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter /Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter (Stated Subject, Level and Duration)

• Invoice Letter 

• Council License (If Engineering, Medical, Nursing or Professional Degree is achieved) 

• Equivalent Letter (If Passed from Foreign country)

• Degree Awarded certificate (If Passed from Foreign country)

For MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BVMS degree

• Citizenship Certificate

• Transcript certificate (+2, PCL, Diploma (NHPC)) 

• Eligibility Certificate NMC/NAMC/NVC (Admit Card/Entrance Passed List (Patan, KU, TU, BPKIHS), Valid 2 Year) 

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter /Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter (Stated Subject, Level and Duration) 

• Invoice Letter 

• Bridge Course certificate (if Student from Non-Science Field, Like HA) 

• Equivalent Letter of concern Institution (If Passed from Foreign country) 

• Degree awarded certificate (If Passed from Foreign country)

M. Phil and PhD Courses

• Citizenship Certificate 

• Academic Transcript (Minimum Master Degree or Equivalent)

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter /Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter (Stated Subject, Level and Duration)

• Invoice Letter 

• Copy of Previous NOC (If It has been issued before)

• English Language Test Certificate (If Applicable) 

• Equivalence Certificate (If Passed from Foreign country) 

• Degree Awarded Certificate (If Passed from Foreign country)

Advanced Diploma/ Associate Degree/ AP Degree (Min 2 years)

• Citizenship Certificate

• Academic Transcript (+2 or PCL or Equivalence)

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter /Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter (Stated Subject, Level and Duration) 

• Invoice Letter 

• Equivalent Letter (If Passed from Foreign country) 

• English Language Test Certificate (If Applied at New Zealand) (if Academic Language is included in offer letter Print Academic and Language Preparation NOC)

Graduate Certificate/ Graduate Diploma/ Post Graduate Diploma

• Citizenship Certificate 

• Academic Transcript (Bachelor) 

• Certificate of Admission/Offer Letter/Acceptance Letter /1-20 Letter- (Stated Subject, Level and Duration) 

• Invoice Letter

• Equivalent Letter (If Passed from Foreign country)

• English Language Test Certificate (If Applied at New Zealand) (if Academic Language is included in offer letter Print Academic and Language Preparation NOC)

Eligibility Letter

The term eligibility letter has occurred repeatedly in the contexts above as we poured light on the documents required to get NOC.

 An eligibility letter is a much-needed document while applying for NOC if you are going abroad for some particular courses. 

MEC Courses Requiring Pre-approval (Eligible Certificate)

  • Public Health
  • Health Education
  • Medicine, Medical Microbiology
  • Diag. Health Lab
  • Diag. Radiography
  • Diag. Radiotherapy
  • Diag. Cytology
  • Diag Hematology
  • Diag. Biochemistry
  • Diag. Virology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ayurved, Homeopathy
  • Unani, Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Embryology
  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetic and Arthritic
  • Dental Assistant
  • Naturopathy
  • Yoga
  • Ophthalmology
  • Operation Theater and Allied Health Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Perfusion Technology
  • Anesthesia, Cardiology Tech
  • TCM AMT
  • Occupational Therapy

Eligibility Certificate for NOC

To get an eligibility letter, you first need to fill a form. 

You can find the form here: https://eligibility.mec.gov.np/user/register

  • As you go through the website mentioned above, you will see a signup page. You need to fill in the details asked like your name, number and Email address. Finally, you need to register. You will need an OTP code as well for this.
  • After logging in, the “BASIC PROFILE” Page will open up. You need to enter the basic information: passport-sized photo (jpg, png, jpeg format only), full name, father’s name, mother’s name, grandfathers name, DOB, secondary, phone number, secondary email, permanent address, temporary address, etc. After filling in the details, click save and proceed. 
  • Fill in the guardian information, save and proceed. 
  • Fill in your citizenship details, save and proceed.
  • Fill in your passport details, save and proceed.
  • Enter in education details- (Depending on the level you are applying for)
    • SLC/SEE Details
    • +2/ISc Details
    • Bachelor details
  • After filling in this, Apply for eligibility- This could be different depending on your situation. You can either apply for UG Eligibility or Apply for PG Eligibility or Apply for Fellowship or Apply for High-Level Training. Enter details of degree/ course, institution, Bank Voucher. 
  • Click Save. 

Common Entrance Exam for Medical Student

As per the new and recent policy of MEC, every student who is applying to foreign studies for medical courses must appear on the common entrance examinations taken by the universities. This exam is held at the bachelor or postgraduate level. 

Medical Education Common Entrance Examination for Bachelor Level Programs: MECEE-BL 2022

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants need to pass 10+2 in science with a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% or 2.4 GPA. 
  • Applicants with relevant diplomas also need to have a license. 

Important Points

  • Eligible applicants can fill the online application form via the online portal “https://entrance.mec.gov.np” from 2078 Poush 14 (29 December 2021) to 2078 Magh 20 (3 February 2022). 
  • Students applying for these programs need to appear on this exam-(First-day MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, BASLP, B Perfusion Technology), (Second day -BAMS, BNS, BSc MLT, BSc MIT, B Pharm, B Optometry, BPT), (Third day-BPH). 
  • For the programs mentioned in adobe as first day courses, the common entrance exam question paper will be the same. 
  • For the programs mentioned above as the second-day courses, the common entrance exam question paper will be different, however, the exam will be conducted at the same time for all the courses simultaneously. 
  • The total marks for all common entrance exams will be 200 marks and the exam will last for 3 hours. 
  • Students who are applying for more than one course need to ensure that the times of exams are different and they can appear on both exams. 
  • Students need to pay the charge differently and fill the different forms for each course.
  • The application fees for the common entrance exam is NPR 4,000 for Nepali applicants and NPR 8,000 for foreign applicants. 
  • Applicants need to deposit the above-mentioned fees in Himalayan Bank Limited. The Account number is 04308931670017. The Swift Code is- HIMANPKA.
  • Applicants can also deposit amounts via mobile banking, cell pat, connect-IPS, eSewa, Khalti, PrabhuPay, IME Pay, QPay Nepal, MOIN, Visa Master Card, American Express and Union Pay International. 

Syllabus

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

a.

Zoology

40

1.

Biology, origin and evolution of life

4

2.

General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.

8

3.

Plasmodium, earthworm and frog,

8

4.

Human biology and human diseases

14

5.

Animal tissues

4

6.

Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behaviour,  application of zoology

2

 

b.

Botany

40

7.

The basic component of life and biodiversity

11

8.

Ecology and environment  

5

9.

Cell biology and genetics

12

10.

Anatomy and physiology  

7

11.

Developmental and applied botany

5

c.

Chemistry

50

12.

General and physical chemistry

18

13.

Inorganic chemistry

14

14.

Organic chemistry

18

d.

Physics

50

15.

Mechanics

10

16.

Heat and thermodynamics

6

17.

Geometrical optics and physical optics

6

18.

Current electricity and magnetism

9

19.

Sound waves, electrostatics and capacitors

6

20.

Modern physics and nuclear physics

6

21.

Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics)

4

22.

Particle physics, source of energy and universe

3

e.

Mental Agility Test (MAT)

20

23.

Verbal reasoning

5

24.

Numerical reasoning

5

25.

Logical sequencing

5

26.

Spatial relation / Abstract reasoning

5

 

Total

200

Medical Education Common Entrance Examination for Post Graduate Level MECEE-PG 2021

The Common entrance examination for the master level courses in health-related areas is to begin from 2078/10/08 (22 January 2022). The government has stated that to appear on this exam, applicants must have taken the COVID PCR Test at least 72 hours prior to the examination date. They should also take the hard copy of the vaccination card with them.

Eligibility

  • Applicants need to pass MBBS or other equivalent health degrees recognized by the government of Nepal.
  • Applicants need to be registered in the respective medical council.
  • Applicants need to have 1 year of experience except for MDGP or MD/MS in Basic Medical Sciences.
  • Applicants need to score a minimum of 50% in entrance exams conducted by Medical Education Commission.

Important Points

  • The entrance test paper will have 200 MCQs.
  • The time period will be 3 hours.

Syllabus

S.N.

Subjects

Marks

 

Clinical

 

1

Medicine

18

2

Surgery

18

3

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

12

4

Paediatrics

12

5

Orthopaedics

10

6

Otorhinolaryngology

10

7

Ophthalmology

7

8

Psychiatry

7

9

Radiology

7

10

Dermatology

7

 

Sub-total

112

 

Basic Medical Sciences

 

11

Anatomy

12

12

Physiology

12

13

Pathology

10

14

Pharmacology

10

15

Biochemistry

8

16

Microbiology

8

 

Sub-total

60

17

Community Medicine + Research Methodology (6+4)

10

18

Forensic Medicine

5

19

Questions related to mandatory CPD (Medical Ethics, Rational Use of Drugs, Infection Prevention, BLS.ACLS, Communication Skills)

10

 

Total

200

Where to get NOC in Nepal?

The place to receive No Objection Letter (NOC) in Nepal is Keshar Mahal, Darbar Marg (near the passport office and garden of dreams). The details are: 

  • Scholarship Wing Ministry of Education (MOE) Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu.
  • Website: www.moe.gov.np
  • Email: info@moe.gov.np

Collecting NOC Letter

After filling the application form for NOC, you can collect it within 1-2 business days. To collect the NOC students need to take their application form

  • Application form and Document Verification (window no. 2)
  • Revenue Deposit (Window no. 1) (NPR 2,000)
  • Application Registration (Window No. 3)
  • No objection Letter Distribution (Window No. 6)

After getting the NOC, you need to scan if the details in the NOC are correct. In case of any mistakes, you need to correct them on the same day. 

If students are applying for more than 1 subject, level or institute, applicants need to fill different application forms and pay differently for each level or subject or institute. 

The NOC document is distributed from Sunday to Thursday (Up to 12: 00 O’clock) and from Friday. (Up to 11: 30)

FAQs related to NOC

  • Do I need NOC even if I don’t have to pay tuition fees in foreign universities or am going on a full scholarship?

It’s not mandatory. But, it is highly recommended. Depending upon the airline policies, the staff are highly probable to ask for a NOC. So, you need to make one copy of NOC regardless of your scholarship or tuition fee status. 

  • How much money should you pay for NOC?

NPR 2,000. You can either use eSewa or fill in the bank voucher and make payment in cash. The number to eSewa the amount is posted on the wall of Keshar Mahal. 

  • If I have studied for a Bachelor of Engineering in Nepal, but am going abroad for other courses, do I need an engineering license for applying to NOC?

Yes. Regardless of what program you are applying for, you need to present your license. If you haven’t received your license yet, you need to attach the document which demonstrates that you have applied for a license and are eligible to get it.  

  • Can I apply for NOC without a passport?

Yes!

  • Who can collect my NOC?

Your close guardian-father or mother- can collect your NOC. However, you need to mention that while filling the application form of NOC and fill in the asked details of the guardian who is to receive your NOC.

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