Kathmandu University

    Kathmandu University
    Established on: 1991

    An Act of Parliament created Kathmandu University (KU), an independent, nonprofit, and self-supporting public institution, in December 1991. It is a higher education facility committed to upholding the bar for academic achievement across various traditional and contemporary fields.

    The university's purpose is to "deliver exceptional education for leadership." The goal is to "become a top-tier institution committed to putting science and technology at the service of humanity."

    The university's mission is to meet societal demands to serve the nation, and its slogan is "from the campus to the community."

    Autonomous administration, financial self-sufficiency, regular upkeep of the academic calendar, sustained trust of the international academic community, optimum contact between faculties and students, and a student-friendly environment are some of the university's widely recognised distinguishing characteristics. The University's alumni are also well-known for having significant exposure to the industry and the community, research proficiency, technology literacy, moderate to high levels of communicative ability, a spirit of cooperation and leadership, and compatibility across cultures.

    The University's supreme body is the Senate. It consists of university administrators, respectable educators, government secretaries, benefactors, mayors of nearby communities, teacher and student representatives, and representatives from related organisations and businesses. The Senate is presided over by the Prime Minister, who also serves as the University's Chancellor. The Pro-Chancellor is the Minister of Education. To manage the University, the Executive Council and Academic Council create internal policies and programs. The Board of Trustees of the University, comprised of well-known individuals, including the founding fathers, is tasked with providing advice on long-term planning and creating and managing resources.

    The University operates through seven Schools:

    • School of Arts,
    • School of Education,
    • School of Engineering,
    • School of Law, 
    • School of Management,
    • School of Medical Sciences 
    • School of Science.

    Student fees fund 60% of KU's financial management. The wage and allowance portions of student fees are the same. Government assistance amounts to 10%, while other sources account for 40%. A total of 10% of students enrolled in the University at different levels receive scholarships in addition to student loans and other sponsorship programs from other organisations.

    Most academic programs offered by KU are recognised as being firsts in the nation. Business Administration, Pharmacy, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Human Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Development Studies, Social Work, Technical Education, Media Studies, Civil Engineering with a Specialization in Hydropower, Landscape Management, and Heritage studies, as well as the Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Gastroenterology, the Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Neurology, and the Master of Science by Research in Glaciology (MS by Research in Glaciology) count among the pioneering programs in Nepal.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year

    1991 AD

    Number of Courses

    More than 30

    Tuition Fees

    4-10 lakhs except for Medicine.


    Baisakh, Mangsir- Magh

    Main Intakes

    The intakes differ for different programs. The primary dates are Baisakh & Mangsir- Magh.


    To support and promote high-quality education for leadership, Kathmandu University (KU) has been awarding a variety of scholarships to a number of its deserving and distinguished students. Numerous financial support programs at KU have contributed to preserving good academic standards. Generating support from all segments of society is the fundamental principle involved in financing the development and operating costs of the university. To achieve its goals, KU now runs the following school-specific scholarship programs.





    Hinu Ramesh Nath Dhungel Scholarship Fund

    School of Arts and School of Science


    Dr.Mahesh Nath Parajuli Scholarship Fund

    School of Education


    Dr.Bipin Adhikari Scholarship Fund

    School of Law


    Judda Bahadur Scholarship Fund

    School of Management


    Shilva Shrestha Scholarship Fund

    School of Management


    Dr. Nhuchhe Ratna Tuladhar Scholarship Fund

    School of Medical Sciences


    Late Bikash Adhikary Scholarship Fund

    School of Science


    Bidhya Acharya Scholarship Fund

    School of Science (Dept. of Pharmacy)


    Madhuri & Mohan Man Sainju Scholarship Fund

    Different Schools


    Merit based Scholarship

    All Schools


    Need based Scholarship

    All Schools


    UGC Formula Funding Scholarship

    All Schools


    Local Scholarship

    All Schools


    Staff / Faculty Family Scholarship

    All Schools


    Loan Scholarship

    All Schools

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents/Qualifications required for Admission

    Academic Documents

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree 
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree 
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree 
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree 
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree 

    Qualification Requirements

    • Bachelor’s

    Pass the entrance examination with atleast 50%.

    Students should have scored a minimum of "C" Grade in all subjects in 10+2 (Secondary Level) or equivalent.

    • Master’s:

    Pass the entrance examination.

    Students should have completed a bachelor's in a field as required by the faculty from a college recognized by University.


    Where is Kathmandu University located?

    The central campus is in Dhulikhel, Nepal.

    What is the primary intake date?

    The intakes differ for different programs. The primary dates are Baisakh & Mangsir- Magh.

    What are the basic academic requirements?

    Each course at the university has academic entry criteria that students must meet to qualify for that course. Generally, the minimum academic entry is the satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent for a bachelor's and postgraduate degree, along with a 50% pass percentage in the entrance examination.



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