Many Indian students prefer to study MBBS in Nepal, because it is one of the neighbouring countries of India. It is also known as the federal democratic Republic of Nepal. Nepal is one of the best Tourism countries in the world. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and also it’s one of the largest city in Nepal. Nepali is the official language of Nepal. English and Hindi are commonly spoken by most of the people in Nepal. The medium of education in all Medical Colleges in Nepal is English.

Table of Contents
1. Quick Summary
2. Why Study MBBS in Nepal
3. MBBS Course
4. Top Medical Colleges In Nepal
5. Eligibility and Admission Process
6. Visa Processing
7. History of Nepal
8. Geography
9. Cost Of Living:
11.Food and Culture
13.How To Reach

Quick Summary

Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
Area: 147,181 square kilometers
Population: 2.93 Crores (Census for the year 2017)
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (1 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee, 1 Nepalese Rupee = 0.63 INR)
Timezone: UTC+05:45 (Nepal Standard Time)
Time Difference: Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India
Geography: South Asia
Borders With: India and China
Cost of Living: Rs 16,000 per month in Nepalese Rupee
Number of colleges approved by MCI: 4

Why Study MBBS in Nepal

  • Nepal is the right place to study MBBS in an affordable tuition fee with world-class facilities.
  • It provides medical education with moderate budget for studying MBBS.
  • Nepal country has government and private medical colleges with good infrastructure.
  • The percentage of students passing in MCI screening test keeps on increasing.
  • Indian Students who study MBBS In Nepal has pass percentage of 22% in the Medical Council of India Screening Test(FMGE).
  • Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) passing rate is better in Nepal comparing with other developed countries like Russia, China, etc.

MBBS Course

  • Nepal is the right place to study MBBS in affordable tuition fee with a world-class facility. The total duration of the MBBS course in Nepal is of 5 ½ years. The medium of instruction in Nepal is English.
  • The first 4 ½ years focus on the theoretical study of basics of medical sciences and clinical study and the last one year is compulsory practical training (internship) in the associated hospitals or the medical colleges/universities in Nepal.
  • The MBBS course starts in August / September months every academic year in Nepal. MBBS course is divided into 3 Phases, they are:
  • The first phase holds 2 years of duration it includes (Community Medicine & Basic Medicine with Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology)
  • The second phase is 1-year duration which includes (Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, and Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Pediatrics)
  • The third Phase holds 1 ½ year duration, it includes (ENT, Orthopedic, Dentistry, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine)

Top Medical Colleges In Nepal

Eligibility and Admission Process

These are the eligibility for applying for the MBBS course in Nepal.

  • The Candidates have to complete 17 years of age at the time of their admission.
  • The students have to complete their studies in 10 and +2 exams or Intermediate of Science (I.Sc) or equivalent qualification to study MBBS in Nepal
  • English, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects and they have to score 50% marks in each subject.
  • Entrance Examination is common for all of the MBBS and BDS programs in Nepal.

If you want to know more information about the other Medical Colleges in Abroad, please download the MBBSCouncil Android App. You can download the app by clicking here. This app provides counselling guidance for MBBS Admission.

  • Getting a seat into any of the medical colleges in Nepal, the students need to pass the entrance exam conducted by Nepal Medical authority. It is applicable for Nepali students as well as Foreign students.
  • All of the information and detail is available in the respective Nepal Medical College’s official website.
  • Applications should be received from the eligible students for the MBBS course in the month of April to August.

Visa Processing

  • Indian students have advantage over other foreign students to study medicine in Nepal. Indian students don’t need Visa to enroll in any Nepal medical colleges/universities.

History of Nepal

  • The King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha invaded the Kathmandu Valley and unified Nepal in the year 1786. Before the fusion of Nepal, it was ruled by various Kirats, Lichchavis, Thakuris and Mallas. The history mentioned the Kirats have ruled Nepal during BC 7th century. Though much was not known about the Kirats, the Lichchavi dynasty followed the Kirats which was lasted from the 2nd to 9th AD century.
  • Nepal was ruled by the Thakuris who were followed the Mallas for two centuries after The Lichchavis. Nepal was divided into many principalities and small kingdoms in the 5th century of Malla’s rule. Jang Bahadur Rana Prime Minister of Nepal revolted against the royalty in the year 1844. The famous Kot Massacre took place during this period, that kills so many noblemen at this incident.
  • Rana took absolute power but Shah family maintain the palace. After 104 years later the regime of Ranas came to an end due to their autocratic rules. In 1950 the King of Tribhuvan restored the democracy from the Rana regime with the Nepalese people support, and he restored the Shah Regime again in Nepal. Birendra ruled Nepal from 1972 – 2001, he was known as one of the noblest and peaceful kings of Nepal.
  • The entire family of the King Birendra was massacred in the year 2001 popularly Known as Royal Massacre, after that, the prince Dipendra was crowned as King. After that, death reason of king Diepndra, the Gyanendra Shah was succeeded as the King of Nepal. King Gyanendra Shah was dethroned in the year of 2006, for the reason of People’s revolution it is lead by the communist party of Nepal or Maoist. After that, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal was established.


Nepal is situated in South Asia, between China in the north and India in the south. the total land area spread across 147,181 square kms. Nepal country can be divided into three geographical regions they are the Himalayan region, mid hill region, and Terain region. Nepal also called as “water towers of South Asia” with 6,000 rivers that depend on snow-fed or rain.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Nepal is cheap, for living a simple life. The single bedroom Apartment Rent Per Month in Nepal is 16,000 in Nepalese rupee. The travel expenses in local transport(bus) is 20 in Nepalese rupee. The grocery prices are almost the same as the price in India. If you want to eat a meal in an ordinary restaurant, it costs 250 Nepalese rupees. There is a slight difference in living cost compared to Indian standards.


The Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with the geographical features. In the northern part, summers are cool and winters are severe. In the southern part, summers are tropical and the winters are mild. Nepal holds five seasons which are spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter. The Kathmandu Valley has a pleasant climate with the average summer temperature 19°C – 35°C and the winter temperature is 2°C – 12°C respectively.

The Himalayas stand as a barrier to the cold winds blowing from Central Asia in winter and forms the northern boundary of the monsoon wind patterns. 80percent of the rain in Nepal is received from the monsoon on June to September average of annual rainfall is 1,600 mm, but it varies by eco-climatic zones in Nepal.

Food and Culture

The food habits of Nepal depend on the people, it differs from one region to another. Nepal doesn’t have a particular food style. The Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking. Nepalis do not eat beef, because Hindus worship the cow. Cow is the national animal of Nepal.

The Nepali foods are dal(lentil soup), boiled rice and tarkari (curried vegetables), with achar (pickle). Curried meat is very popular, but is saved for special occasions, as it is relatively more expensive. Rotis (flatbread) and dhedo (boiled flour) also make meals in some homes. Momos (steamed or fried dumplings) is one of the most popular snacks among Nepalis.

Culture of Nepal:
Cultures and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. The capital city Kathmandu helps to mingle people from a different religion. Kathmandu Valley serves the country’s cultural diversity.


People of Nepal:
Nepal has nearly 101 ethnic groups of people speaking over 92 languages in their locality. Most of the ethnic groups have owned their mother tongues. People who live in the northern region of the Himalayas are Tibetan-speaking peoples and Several ethnic groups live in the middle hills and valleys.

Kathmandu Valley represents a cultural diversity in Nepal. The natives of the Kathmandu Valley peoples are the Newars. Terai People is one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal, they speak north Indian dialects like Maithili, Bhojpuri. Hinduism and Buddhism religions are followed by Nepalis. Nepal follows these religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism. The majority of Nepalis are either Hindus or Buddhism and also religious harmony is one of the unique features of Nepal.

How To Reach

If you want to see the true beauty of nature, Nepal country is the one. It holds the Holy Himalayas, hills with green valley farmlands. It has a wonderful climate for the whole year. Nepal country is connected by airway from New Delhi in India. To reach Nepal from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu with the arriving time of 1 hour 30 minutes.

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