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Scholarship Policy:

Kathmandu University (KU) has been providing various scholarships to a number of its meritorious and needy students in order to encourage and to promote for quality education for leadership. Several financial Support Schemes in KU have helped to maintain high academic standard. As generating supports from all sections of society is the basic principle involved in financing the development and operating costs of the university, our policy is to encourage all sectors to contribute to the scholarship fund to be utilized for financially weak but meritorious students. In order to fulfill its aim and objectives, KU has presently operating following school wise scholarship programs.

1.      Scholarships in KU SOS (for students in KU School of Science Programs)

2.      Scholarships in KU SOE (for students in KU School of Engineering Programs)

3.      Scholarships in KU SOM (for students in KU School of Management Programs)

4.      Scholarships in KU SOED (for students in KU School of Education Programs)

5.      Scholarships in KU SOA (for students in KU School of Arts Programs)

6.      Scholarships in KU SOMS (for students in KU School of Medical Sciences Programs)

1. Scholarships in KU SOS program:

i) Scholarship for UNG students:

KU SOS Scholarship:

It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For each 30 fee paying students, student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship (equivalent to the fee of one student).This scholarship is provided to 1st year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance reviewing annually. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.

KU Educational Loan:

Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational loan depends on available fund in each UNG program of SOS as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational loan offered in this scheme depends upon the available educational loan fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.

ii) KU Graduate Assistantship:

This scholarship is focused for M.Sc. / M.S. by research, M. Phil. and Ph.D. students of SOS based on their academic performance or expertise. In this category, student is provided teaching assistantship to waive the tuition fee.

For details, please contact School of Science. Dhulikhel, Kavre.

2) Scholarships in KU SOE programs:

i) Scholarship for UNG students:

KU SOE Scholarship:

It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For each 30 fee paying students, ONE student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship(equivalent to the fee of one student).This scholarship is provided to 1st year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance, after reviewing each year. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.

KU Educational Loan:

Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational loan depends on available fund in each UNG program of SOE as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational load offered in this scheme depends upon the available loan scholarship fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.

ii) KU Graduate Assistantship: 

This assistantship is focused for M. Tech./M.S. by research, M. Phil. and Ph.D. students of SoE based on their academic performance or exposited. In this category, student is provided teaching assistantship to cover partial or full tuition fee.

iii) Other Scholarships for Engineering Students:

Geomatics Engineering

• For B.E. in Geomatics Engineering (4 years) student by Nepal Government. In this case, 75% of total fee is waived and no. of scholarships is 24 each year from 2007 - 2010.

Mechanical Engineering

• B.E. in Mechanical Engineering student (4 years) student by Jasutara Memorial Foundation. This scholarship is especially for one female student and 50% of tuition fee is waived (Not regular).
• E & T Scholarship provides 25% of tuition fee to 1 girl student of B.E. Mechanical Engineering.

Computer Engineering

•  Web Search Pvt. Ltd. Full tuition fee for four students is paid by sponsor. This program was started in 2007 and will last till 2011.
• IT Himalaya Scholarship Program: Sponsored by IT Himalaya (P) Ltd. (Dutch Nepali joint venture), Awarded to one Computer Engineering student every year.
• Simula Research Laboratory Scholarship for M.S. by Research with Rs 9000 stipend per month for 1 student.

Electrical Engineering(Power)

•  M.E. in Electrical Power Engineering student with full tuition fee plus monthly stipend of NRS 18,000.00 to 05 Nepalese and 05 foreign students through NOMA program.

For details, please contact School of Engineering. Dhulikhel, Kavre. 

3) Scholarships in KU SOM for MBA program:


KU SOM Scholarship:


This scholarship is provided to one MBA student out of a group of 24 students. It is available at the time of admission upon submission of the Financial Aid Form supported by necessary documents. The School
s Admission and Examination Committee, after examining the documents and interviewing the applicants decides to award the scholarship on need basis. 

The student receiving this scholarship must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.3 in the subsequent terms to qualify for its continuation. This scholarship involves full or partial waiver in tuition and other fees.

Juddha Bahadur Scholarship:

This scholarship is paid out of the interest earned from the fund donated by Mr Juddha Bahadur Shrestha. One or more students receive this scholarship that involves full or partial waiver of tuition and other fees depending on the availability of money every year.

The proceeding that is followed is same as in case of KU Scholarship.

For details, please contact School of Management, Balkumari, Lalitpur.

4) Scholarships in KU SOED programs:

i) KU Graduate Assistantship:

This is provided to M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph.D. students in SOED based on their academic performance or expertise. In case, teaching assistantship is provided to selected student.

ii) M.Ed. Scholarship:

For M.Ed. students in rolled in Environmental Education and sustainable Development program. It is project based scholarship. Each student gets
Rs. 15,000.00(monthly) up to TWO years. This scholarship program is run for 3 academic rears. For Nepali candidate, public school teachers are nominated by the Department of Education, Nepal government for appearing in the entrance examination and based on their performance in it, candidates are selected.

No. of fellowships: 04 (from Bangladesh) and 11 (for Nepal).  

For details, please contact School of Education, Balkumari, Lalitpur.

5) Scholarships in KU SOA programs: 
i) Scholarship for UNG students: 

KU SOA Scholarship:

It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For each 24 fee paying students, student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship(equivalent to the fee of one student).This scholarship is provided to 1st year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance reviewing annually. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.

KU Educational  Loan:

Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational load depends on available fund in each UNG program of SOA as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational loan offered in this scheme depends upon the available scholarship fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.

For details, please contact School of Arts, Balkumari, Kathmandu.

6)  Scholarships in KU SOMS programs:
(i)  MBBS Level through Ministry of Education & Sports (ONE seat) and through Panauti Municipality (ONE seat).

(ii)  Master level through the School of Medical Sciences ( FIVE seats for medical & Dental and TWO seats for Nursing and Paramedical)

For details, please contact School of Medical Science, Chaukot, Kavre.

NOTE: For the scholarships offered by other agencies or project based specific conditions and procedures may apply.

 

For Scholarship schemes in the School of Medical Sciences, please contact School of Medical Science, KUTH Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel.

 

Procedures for Application and Awarding of Scholarships:

 

1.                  General information on scholarship and financial schemes will be announced during the admission time.

2.                  Application form will be distributed during online admission.

3.                  Application form, with all necessary supporting documents has to be submitted as specified in the Financial Support Scheme form.

4.                  Interview of the applicant will take place during the admission time.

5.                  Decision of the award of the scholarship/financial support will be made before the candidate is admitted to the program.

6.                  University reserves the right to select the appropriate candidate from among the applicants.

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