mbbs in nepal

MBBS in Nepal Medical College

Nepal has been receiving much attention from international students who are looking to take admission MBBS in Nepal. Their medical institutions are fully equipped with all the required amenities to teach and share information concerning the medical science.

Currently, there are four categories of MBBS colleges in Nepal-those that are affiliated with Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science and Patan Academy of Health Science.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a Five and a half year integrated program followed by a compulsory internship training of one year. Generally, the MBBS program is divided into three parts: the first two years of study consists of basic medical sciences. These years also include on introduction to clinical sciences. Over the next two and half years, students learn the principles and skills of clinical medicine by rotating through various medical specialties. The final one year consists of internship.

Why to Study MBBS in Nepal?

  • Degree is Recognized by Medical Council of India(MCI) & Srilankan Medical Council, Srilanka
  • Curriculum of Global Standard
  • WHO Enlisted Institutions
  • Affordable cost and fee can be paid in Installments
  • Qualified and Experienced teaching Faculties
  • Friendly Environment with food & Culture similar to India & Srilanka
  • Colleges have Own hospitals with good patient flow
  • Easy transportation from India & Srilanka
  • Many Indian & Srilankan Students doctors have already passed from Nepal and working successfully
  • The MBBS degree in Nepal awarded by TU/KU is formally recognized by all SAARC, Commonwealth & ASIAN countries and is reciprocally recognized by Europe, Asia, Middle East, America, Australia and African continents.

Eligibility Criteria to Study Medicine in Nepal

MBBS Course Duration : 5 Year + 1 Year Internship

  • Must have passed qualifying examinations (HSC/ ‘A’ level) or equivalent examinations with any one of the following conditions:
  • Completed 10+2 years of education or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and not less than 50% of marks in each subjects of Physics, Chemistry and, Biology (PCB).
  • Age should be at least 17 years by the last dote of submission of application are eligible to apply in the MBBS and/or BDS courses.
  • At least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English i.e. minimum ‘C’ grades for Sri Lankan and ‘D’ grades for International boards (EDEXCEL/Cambridge etc.), at the ‘A’ Level or equivalent examination
  • If English is not opted at the ‘A’ Level, then at least 50% marks in English at ‘0’ Level or equivalent examination
  • TOEFL / IELTS / SAT ore not required.

Application form for admission into Medical colleges in Nepal is available in the month of July / August which can be collected from the Consultancy Office

  • Dully filled in application form along with following documents
  • Copy of Passport
  • 06 passport size photographs
  • 0″ & “A” level certificate i.e. Mark sheet, character certificate ,Migration certificate

Admission will be subject to the Kathmandu University/Tribhuwan University norms and qualifying an entrance exam conducted by the Kathmandu University/ Tribhuwan University, for which the applicants are advised to consult the consultancy

  • Application Fee to Apply in the MBBS/ BDS Courses in Nepal.
  • The Application form to apply in the concerned college in Nepal will be approx. INR 2000 to 3000 (Non Refundable) for Indians & 50 to 100 USD Srilankan Students.

Documents Required for MBBS in Nepal

Candidates required following documents to get medical admission in Nepal-

  • 10th & 12th Marksheet/Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Nationality certificate/Adhar Card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Birth certificate
  • Pass port
  • NEET score card

MCI approved medical colleges in Nepalthe Supreme Court have ruled is Kathmandu University, Tribhuvan University, Patan Academy of Health Sciences and B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. All these universities have different medical colleges under them that provide MBBS courses to the students. Students are selected on the basis of the merit list. Scholarship Programs are also offered to the students.

Programs & Academics Overview


Medical Colleges in Nepal provides a four-and-a-half-years MBBS degree program in all the preclinical subjects and selected clinical subjects. The four-and-a-half years MBBS course is divided into 9 semesters of 6 months each. Upon successful completion of the course, students will undergo a 1 year compulsory residential rotating internship. The medium of instruction is English.

Many students have passed out Reputed Medical Colleges in Nepal till date & most of these graduates have successfully qualified for USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK), ERPM (Sri-Lanka), AMC (Australia) with commendable scores and also completed their post-graduation in USA, Canada, UK, South Africa & Australia.

MBBS CURRICULUM-Preclinical (Semesters I-IV):

The first & second year of instruction cover integrated Preclinical Sciences, Community Medicine, Introduction to Clinical Medicine and Medical Informatics.

Preclinical Sciences include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. These subjects are taught in an integrated manner & are incorporated into Community Medicine and Introduction to Clinical Medicine. Students gain clinical knowledge & problem solving skills. Medico Informatics is integrated to provide computer expertise relevant to medical education.

At the end of the first year & the second year there are university examinations on each of the above subjects. A student must complete all subjects of the pre-clinical sciences – first year MBBS within three years from the date of admission & second year within four years from the date of admission.

A student is required to pass all the preclinical subjects before he/she is allowed to be promoted to the Clinical Sciences (Semester V).

Clinical Sciences (Semester V-1X):

Clinical Sciences include the subjects of Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology (EYE), Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Medicine & Allied Subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine &more), Surgery &Allied Subjects (Orthopedics, Anesthesiology & more), Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and other allied medical and surgical specialties & sub-specialties. The third year MBBS university examinations in Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology are held at the end of the seventh semester. A student cannot be admitted to the ninth semester until he/she has passed all four subjects. At the end of nine semesters are the final MBBS university examinations in Medicine and Allied Subjects, Surgery & Allied Subjects, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. Clinical training is conducted at the Concerned Medical Teaching Hospital and associated local hospitals.


A system of continuous evaluation is followed through fortnightly tests, semester exams, end-posting evaluations, seminars & problem based learning sessions. The continuous evaluation system has helped to achieve excellent results in the university examinations.

Teaching Methodology:

The teaching program in preclinical consists of –

  • Didactic classroom lectures
  • Practical
  • Pals/Seminars
  • Community/ Hospital visits

Fortnightly academic time tables are prepared, giving details of the teaching program with topics to be covered. These are put up well in advance. To support the integrated approach, seminars and PBLS are conducted every fortnight on important diseases/ syndromes. This gives the preclinical students a better clinical orientation of the systems being taught. Concurrent evaluation is done by fortnightly test, viva-vote, seminars and P131s. Semester examinations ore held at the end of each 6 months.

The Teaching Program in Clinical Sciences consists of:-

  • Didactic classroom lectures
  • Clinical/practical training in hospitals, wards/ Community visits/ Field training comp
  • Symposia/Seminars
  • Clinical meetings/ Faculty talks/ Guest lectures

The above teaching sessions take on average of forty two hours/week, out of which there are 12 didactic lectures per week. The stress is mainly on Clinical/ Practical training. The students are periodically assessed by conducting end posting clinical exams (Clinical and Viva), mid-semester exams and end-semester exams.


One year of rotating internship is compulsory. The Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council hove approved six different schemes for internship for students of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical councils. Students do their internships in Nepal, Indio, Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, UK and South Africa. Internship rules are subject to change as per the rules of the medical council.

Advantages of MBBS in Nepal

Nepal is a hope for thousands of budding Doctors. The reasons why should everyone choose as their medical career destination country to be Nepal-

  • Less documentation– unlike other countries such as USA, Germany, China etc. documentation for MOBS in Nepal is very smooth and simple and don’t allow high documentation process. MBBS admission in Nepal gives thousands of opportunities to students to live their graduation day’s hassle free.
  • Low fee structure- Nepal has top medical colleges for MBBS which allows innovative access to medical education with in a low or average budget that is affordable. On an average the tuition fee structure of “top medical college in Nepal” cannot go beyond 30 lakhs (total). There are government universities like Kathmandu medical college which has very low fee structure i.e. 20000/year.
  • No requirement of Visa- for Indian students it is the biggest advantage to pursue medical education in Nepal is not getting enrolled for visa proceedings. Indian students can travel to Nepal without visa through flight for study purposes doesn’t matter the time period of education.
  • No admission or entrance test- students are neither required to give any separate entrance test for admission in MBBS in Nepal nor are they required to clear the tests like IELTS or TOEFL. The admission in top medical universities in Nepal is direct without any donation money.
  • Course similarity- Nepal has been accessed to similar medical course as in India. Minimal changes can be entertained in the course curriculum.
  • No language barrier- there is no barrier to language in Nepal especially for students pursuing MBBS in Nepal as they have to deal with patients in day-to-day life and are allowed to speak English and Hindi as well with any obligation. The second largest spoken language in Nepal is Hindi or English.

Cultural similarity- Nepal has 80% cultural nouns similar to India which makes the educational years of Indian students easier and simpler in Nepal. Students can also enjoy celebrating their cultural festivals also. Students does not make any adjustments and get settled at ease



MBBS seats- 115

Fee — 55 lakhs (total)

Scholarship seats- 2



MBBS seats-6

Fees- 52 lakhs (total)



MBBS seats-120

Fee- 50 lakhs (total)


There are quite few seats provided in medicine for scholarships or MOE. Colleges with scholarship seat availability are as-


Seats for MBBS 115

MOE Scholarship: 12


Seats for MBBS: 110

MOE Scholarship: 11


Seats for MBBS 115

MOE Scholarship: 12


Seats for MBBS: 90

MOE Scholarship: 9


Seats for MBBS 115.

MOE Scholarship: 12


MBBS seats 115

MOE Scholarship: 12


Seats for MBBS 80

MOE Scholarship: 8

All these medical colleges in Nepal has 55% of total seats are open for general category and the remaining 45% are reserved

Recognized Institution - Medical College

  • Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS)
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM)
  • B.P. Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences
  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences.
  • College of Medical Sciences
  • Nepal Medical College
  • Kathmandu Medical College
  • Nepalgunj Medical College
  • Universal College of Medical Science
  • Kathmandu University, School of Medical Sciences
  • National Medical College
  • Janaki Medical College
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital
  • Nobel Medical College
  • Kist Medical College
  • Lumbini Medical College & Research Center Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chitwan Medical College
  • Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Gandaki Medical College

Extended MBBS Program of Kathmandu University

  • Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Devdaha Medical College and Research Institute

Note: The above recognized college list taken from the website of Nepal Medical Council

Recognized Institution – Dental-college

  • Peoples Dental College
  • Kantipur Dental College
  • MB Kedia Dental College

Extended MBBS Program of Kathmandu University

  • Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Devdaha Medical College and Research Institute

Note: The above Dental College list taken from Nepal Medical Council website.

List of MCI Approved Medical College in Nepal


About Nepal

MBBS IN nepalNepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area.[Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, [12] subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. It is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.

The territory of Nepal has a recorded history since the Neolithic age. The name Nepal is first recorded in texts from the Vedic Age, the era which founded Hinduism, the predominant religion of the country. In the middle of the first millennium BCE, Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in southern “Nepal”. Tibetan Buddhism influenced parts of northern Nepal since the 8th century. Nepal hosts the permanent secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), of which it is a founding member. Nepal is also a member of the Non Aligned Movement and the Boy of Bengal Initiative. Nepal has long standing bilateral treaties with the United Kingdom since 1923, India since 1950, and China since 1960.[19][20] The military of Nepal is the fifth largest in South Asia and is notable for its Gurkha history, particularly during the world wars, and has been a significant contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Modern Nepal is a federal secular parliamentary republic. It has seven states. Nepal is a developing nation, ranking 145th on the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2014.

Location: – Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.