Interesting traditions and unique nature
Nepal, or officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. This country is known for its picturesque views and biological diversity. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. Also, Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha.
Every year Nepal attracts a huge number of tourists, who are willing to learn more about the culture of Nepal and meet people of different castes and nations. It is a wonderful place for students, who would like to get more than just a diploma after studying: they will get a chance to discover the historical heritage of Nepal, explore tradition arts and architecture, and, finally, take part in various volunteering programs. Those will guarantee that their stay would be a contribution to the general development of the country.
There are seven universities in Nepal: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University, Mahendra Sanskrit University, Far-western University, and the Agriculture and Forestry University of Nepal (AFU). The education is free in Nepal for local students, foreigners have to pay tuition fees.
In 1990, Nepal has started a 12-year literacy program aiming at training 8 million people aged from 6 to 45 years old. As a result, the literacy rate among the population aged over 15 has increased from 25 % in 1991 to 45.2 % in 2003. There are less educated women than educated men in Nepal, but during the last ten years, their number is luckily increasing.
Top 3 reasons to study in Nepal:
- Beautiful and unique nature
- Rich historical heritage
- Opportunities for volunteering in order to contribute to the development of Nepal
Did you know this about Nepal?
- Nepal has over 80 ethnic groups and over 120 languages.
- The difference with the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in Nepal is very atypical – it is 5 hours and 45 minutes.
- You can reach India from Nepal on foot. Indians and Nepalese can move freely between the two countries, but foreigners need to be careful in order not to accidentally pass by the border guards.