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Nepal Foreign Education Department: As many as 323,972 Students Studying Abroad

Foreign Education Department Chief Girman Thapa reveals that the exact number of Nepali students who sought permission to go abroad is 323,972
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Nepal Foreign Education Department: As many as 323,972 Students Studying Abroad

A review of the past eight years shows that Nepal students travelling abroad for higher education has increased seven times.

According to the Nepal Education, Science and Technology Ministry, more than 300,000 students are studying in various world universities.

Foreign Education Department Chief Girman Thapa reveals that the exact number of Nepali students who sought permission to go abroad is 323,972.

The number of such applications have increased leaps and bounds, said the Nepal Government.

Out of the 323,972 students who took permission to go abroad for higher education last year, 63,359 students applied for higher education. This is relatively higher to the number of Nepali students going abroad in 2068-69 BS – 10,324 students. In FY 2074-75 as many as 56,216 Nepali students went abroad for higher studies – an increase of 10,000 Nepali students in comparison to the previous year.

As per the statistical average of the data from the last eight years, an average of 200 Nepali students leave the country for foreign studies in as many as 69 countries.

Most-Preferred Study Destinations for Nepali Students

Destinations for Nepali Students

Australia stands as the most-preferred destination for higher education among Nepalis students. Last year, a total of 36,324 Nepali students went to Australia after receiving government approval.

After Australia, Japan is the second-best destination for Nepali students higher education. A total of 8,523 crossed Nepal’s border with government permission for higher education in Japan.

More than 63,000 Nepali students have gone to Japan over the last eight years.

Number of Nepali Students Studying in Each Country

Nepal Foreign Education

Country

Number of Nepali Students

Cyprus

2302

India

2059

China

1881

Canada

1671

United States

1400

New Zealand

1385

South Korea

1118

UAE

841

South Korea

1118

France

786

Bangladesh

628

Germany

516

Thailand

512

Poland and United Kingdom

346

Malta

339

Denmark

250

Nepali Student Higher-Education 39 Destinations:

Destination

Destination

1) Armenia

2) Austria

3) Australia

4) Bangladesh

5) Bosnia

6) Brunei

7) Canada

8) China

9) Croatia

10) Cyprus

11) Denmark

12) Estonia

13) Germany

14) Greece

15) Herzegovina

16) Hong Kong

17) India

18) Israel

19) Italy

20) Japan

21) Lithuania

22) Luxemburg

23) Maldives

24) New Zealand

25) North Korea

26) Oman

27) Poland

28) Qatar

29) Romania

30) Russia

31) Saudi Arabia

32) Scotland

33) Singapore

34) Sri Lanka

35) Switzerland

36) Taiwan

37) Turkey

38) Ukraine

39) Vietnam

No Data on Students Who Complete Education

No Data Students Who Complete Education

Nepali students travel to different destinations for higher education and opt for popular streams such as health, management, science and technology.

However, the Nepal Government has no track of students who complete their study who travel to a foreign destination. There is a considerable number of students who never come back to Nepal or drop out of college during their course.

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