Kathmandu University

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world rank  6455

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University Overview

Established in 1991, Kathmandu University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Dhulikhel (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Bagmati Pradesh. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Nepal, Kathmandu University (KU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Nepalese higher education institution. Kathmandu University (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 29 years old Nepalese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Nepalese higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name काठमाण्डौ विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym KU
Founded 1991
Motto Quality Education for Leadership
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 6250
45200 Bagmati Pradesh
Tel +977 (11) 415 100
Fax +977 (11) 415 011

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office PO Box 6250
Dhulikhel 6250
(11) 661399

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Kathmandu University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021