Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University was established in 1991. It is the third oldest university located in Nepal. The institution preceding the university was known as Kathmandu Valley Campus. It was a private campus under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu University’s motto is “Quality Education for Leadership.” It is a non-profit, autonomous, public university. It is the first privately managed public university in Nepal. 

In 1992, the university started its academic program with an intermediate in science program. The university launched its Bachelors program in Biology, Pharmacy and Engineering in 1994. Environmental and science programs were later introduced into the academic program. A law program was established in 2014 under the School of Law. It offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in various fields. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1991

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: Not Available

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Cool summers and Cold winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: 3-50 Lakh  

Eligibility: IELTS

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: 3rd November 2020

University Introduction:

Four batches of students have finished their MBA programs from the School of Management. Kathmandu University High School is owned by the university. The recent addition to the programs being offered is the Bachelors in Physiotherapy. The School of Science and the School of Engineering are located in the university premises unlike other schools that have affiliated colleges across the nation. The schools with the most students include School of Engineering and the School of Medical Sciences.


The university has 7 schools which include School of Arts, School of Education, School of Engineering, school of Law, School of Management, School of Medical Sciences and School of Science.

Campus Life:

The various students’ inter-departmental clubs include AIESEC Kathmandu University, Kathmandu University Robotics Club, Kathmandu University Youth Red cross circle, Kathmandu University Society of Music and Culture and Rotaract Club of Kathmandu University. It also has several departmental clubs. It was the first university to host the university level TED-x event in Nepal. 


The university provides several student hostels. Two are in the main premises of the institution. The boys hostel occupies 200 students while the girl student occupies 163. A boys’ hostel in Chaukot occupies 50. The university takes on private houses on a lease outside the university premises for use as a dormitory by medical students. 

Why Should I Study at Kathmandu University?

  • International students are given accommodation priority. 
  • The university operates in 7 schools and campuses located in Dhulikhel Lalitpur, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
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