Kathmandu University

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world rank  6543

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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 medium-sized town of Dhulikhel (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Central Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Nepal, Kathmandu University (KU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational 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 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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address PO Box 6250
Dhulikhel (population range: 10,000-49,999)
Central Region
T +977 (11) 661511
F +977 (11) 661443

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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)

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
+977 (11) 661399

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Nepal

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020