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Kathmandu University

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Established in 1991, the 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-sized (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's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 33-year-old Nepalese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this Nepalese higher education organization a moderately 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.

University Snapshot


Kathmandu University's Control Typepublic


Kathmandu University's Entity Typenon-profit


Kathmandu University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Kathmandu University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) काठमाण्डौ विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym KU
Founded 1991
Motto Quality Education for Leadership
Colours Blue and yellow
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Kathmandu University general video presentation.

University Location

Address PO Box 6250
45200 Bagmati Pradesh
Kathmandu University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Kathmandu University Phone Number +977 (11) 415 100
Kathmandu University Fax Number +977 (11) 415 011

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Kathmandu University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Kathmandu University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Kathmandu University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Kathmandu University.

Kathmandu University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Kathmandu University's admission information.

Kathmandu University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Kathmandu University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Kathmandu University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Kathmandu University's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Kathmandu University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Kathmandu University's Admission Office Admission Office

PO Box 6250
Dhulikhel 6250
(11) 661399

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Kathmandu University.

Kathmandu University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Kathmandu University has an enrollment range of 2,000-2,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Kathmandu University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Kathmandu University's Control Type Control Type

Kathmandu University is a public higher education institution.

Kathmandu University's Entity Type Entity Type

Kathmandu University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Kathmandu University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.

Kathmandu University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Kathmandu University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Kathmandu University's main facilities:

Kathmandu University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Kathmandu University's Library

Kathmandu University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Kathmandu University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Kathmandu University's main services:

Kathmandu University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Kathmandu University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Kathmandu University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Kathmandu University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Kathmandu University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Kathmandu University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Kathmandu University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education of Nepal

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Kathmandu University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Kathmandu University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Kathmandu University's Facebook page Kathmandu University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)


YouTube YouTube

Kathmandu University's YouTube channel Kathmandu University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Kathmandu University's Instagram page Kathmandu University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Kathmandu University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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