Nepali educational institutions and study programmes

Below, we explain what types of educational institutions and degree programmes there are in Nepal. We also explain how we check whether these are recognised. We check the to make sure that the quality is sufficient. We provide the necessary information per educational sector:

Secondary education | diplomas

In secondary education, you should especially pay attention to whether a student has a recognised diploma. These are the recognised secondary education diplomas:

Please note: this diploma had a different name before; see Diplomas before 2017.

Higher education | educational institutions

There are 3 types of higher education institutions in Nepal:

  • universities;
  • campuses;
  • educational institutions for medical and paramedical study programmes.

Universities

Universities offer both HBO and WO. A university usually includes several campuses at which students can follow their education.

Checking the recognition of universities

Universities need to be recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). On the UGC website, you can find an overview of recognised universities.

Please note: for engineering programmes, universities need to be recognised by the Nepal Engineering Council (NEC) as well. On the NEC website, you can find an overview of universities recognised by the NEC.

Campuses

University students often follow their education at an institution that is affiliated to the university. These institutions are collectively called ‘campuses’, but they may be called an institute, academy or college. Because they are affiliated to a university, the university issues the official diplomas and transcripts.

Checking the recognition of campuses

Educational institutions for medical and paramedical study programmes

There are educational institutions for medical and paramedical study programmes, such as dental surgery, medicine, midwifery and nursing.

Checking the recognition of educational institutions for medical and paramedical study programmes

There are several overviews of recognised educational institutions for medical and paramedical study programmes:

Please note: for study programmes in ayurveda, pharmacy and veterinary medicine, there are no overviews of recognised educational institutions. For those programmes, contact the responsible council to check if an educational institution is recognised: