Kathmandu, Nov 1. With borders starting to reopen across the world, there has been a significant increase in students’ enrolment from Nepal in international universities and colleges. Leading international education provider Study Group witnessed 36% of students enrolling since 2020. While Australia tops the list as their preferred destination, it is followed by the USA, UK, and Europe.
Studying abroad is an aspiration for many students from Nepal who are fond of experiencing the international lifestyle, exploring the vast job opportunities after completing their courses and are willing to settle abroad. In fact, since last year, 55% of Nepalese students applied to their favourite universities in North America, followed by 45% enrolling in the UK universities and 10% opting for Australia as their preferred destination. A majority of these students belong to the country’s Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini regions.
Sharing her insights on the news, SriniBandara, Regional Director of South Asia at leading international education provider Study Group said: “We are delighted to see such a substantial increase in the number of Nepalese students applying for universities abroad. They are drawn to countries like North America, UK and Australia primarily for their academic excellence, access to part–time job opportunities and work experience post-graduation.”
Study programmes including nursing, public health, business administration, engineering management, accounting, information technology, data science, early childhood education, urban planning, and engineering remain some of the most popular subjects among the Nepalese students.