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323,972 Nepalese students studying in 69 countries

200 Nepalese students leave the country every day



KATHMANDU: Nepalese students going abroad for higher education has increased 7 times in the last 8 years.

Nepalese students approach the Government of Nepal to take permission for studying abroad and the numbers of such applications submitted by the Nepalese students have increased manifolds, says the government data.

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has revealed that not less than 300,000 students are enrolled in different universities across the world. Actually, the exact numbers of Nepalese students who sought permission for studying abroad are 323,972, confirms Girman Thapa, Chief of the Department of Foreign Education functioning under the concerned ministry.

After obtaining permission from the government, Nepalese students have scattered around 69 countries in higher studies.

A total of 63,359 students took permission to go abroad for higher education last year (2075/076 BS). The numbers of Nepalese students going abroad was not that high way back in 2068/069 BS; it was just 10,324 students who wanted to go for studying in foreign universities.

There is a rise of 7 percent in numbers of Nepalese students opting for foreign universities for their higher studies in the last 8 years.

The statistical average derived from the data of the last 8 years clearly shows that 200 Nepalese students on an average leave the country for foreign studies. After obtaining permission from the government, Nepalese students have scattered around 69 countries in higher studies.

15 topmost countries for Nepalese students

Nepalese students prefer Australia the most for higher studies over. As high as 40 percent of Nepalese students have gone to Australia for higher studies in the last 8 years. Japan is the next best destination for Nepalese students for higher studies.

Not less than 63,000 students went to Japan for higher studies in the same time period. In the financial year 2074/75 BS, as many as 56216 Nepalese students went abroad for higher studies. In comparison to the previous year, there was an increase of 10,000 Nepalese students who went abroad for higher studies.

Last year, it was again Australia after Japan for Nepalese students. A total of 36324 Nepalese students, after obtaining permission from the government, went to Australia and just 8,523 students took permission to go to Japan.

How many to which countries?

The last financial year, apart from Australia and Japan, a total of 2,059 students went to India, 2,302 students to Cyprus, 1,881 students to China, 1671 students to Canada, 1400 students to United States, 1,385 students to New Zeeland, 1,118 students to South Korea, 841 students to UAE, 786 students to France, 628 students to Bangladesh, 516 students to Germany, 512 students to Thailand, 346 students to United Kingdom and Poland each, 339 students to Malta and 250 students to Denmark.

Nepalese Students in 69 countries

According to a Government of Nepal report, the Nepalese students have reached to 69 countries for the purpose of higher studies. They have been enrolled in different universities in these countries such as India, Australia, Japan, Cyprus, Canada, China, United States, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Poland, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, Italy, Oman, Ireland, Slovenia, Qatar, Pakistan, South Africa and other countries.

Department of foreign studies further reveals the names of the countries where Nepalese students apply for further studies. These countries include Kirgizstan, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Egypt, North Korea, Hong Kong, Austria, Portugal, Armenia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Greece, Israel, Croatia, Indonesia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Taiwan, Turkey and Maldives, and others.

Thus, Nepalese students are wandering all parts of the planet in different continents all across the world for receiving education. One can find Nepalese students in countries like Ukraine, Romania, Brunei, Vietnam and even Scotland apart from the above ones.

Government ignorant of the students studying in different countries

Nepalese students, in large numbers, migrate to different countries of the world for the purposes of higher studies. They opt for all the popular streams of study like science, technology, management, health, and management. After completing their study, either they come back to Nepal to settle down here or choose to stay in foreign countries.

However, the government of Nepal does not have exact data regarding the actual numbers of Nepalese students who complete their study after being enrolled in a foreign university.

There are good numbers of Nepalese students who never come back to Nepal after completing their study or being dropout of the college. In general, once out of Nepal they never come back to settle down in the country.

Publish Date : 23 August 2019 12:49 PM

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