36 per cent increase in enrolments of Nepali students in foreign universities: Study Group

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KATHMANDU: With international borders starting to reopen across the world, there has been a significant increase in the number of Nepali students enrolling on courses in universities and colleges abroad. Study Group, a leading international education provider, has witnessed an increase of students enrolling by 36 per cent since 2020.

Australia tops the list as a preferred destination followed by the USA, UK, and Europe, according to the Study Group.

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.

Since last year, 55 per cent of Nepali students applied to their favourite universities in North America, 45 per cent in the UK while 10 per cent have opted for Australia as their preferred destination, according to the Study Group.  A majority of these students are from Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini provinces.

Srini Bandara, Regional Director of South Asia at leading international education provider Study Group shared her thought, “We are delighted to see such a substantial increase in the number of Nepali students applying for universities abroad. They are drawn to countries like the USA, 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 as the most popular subjects among Nepali students.

Study Group’s mission is to be a leading provider of international education. It has the vision to build a better world through education.

Study Group partners with 34 universities worldwide, to deliver academic pathway programmes (e.g., Foundation Year, International Year 1/Diploma and Pre-Masters courses), which broaden access to high quality, global Higher Education opportunities for thousands of international students every year, across all subject areas.

Over the past 25 years, the Study Group has established a market-leading position in the international education sector, by developing partnerships with universities in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. It focuses on supporting successful student progression to higher education and employment. The partners of Study Group include leading ‘Russell Group’ UK universities and ‘Group of Eight’ Australian Higher Education Institutions.

Insendi, a leading-edge education technology company is now an integral part of Study Group. Insendi’s education technology expertise enables Study Group to deliver transformative experiential, intuitive and accessible online learning experiences for students with the best, most pedagogically powerful digital tools available. Study Group is currently the Global Education Investor Awards 2020 winner Pathway Company of the Year.


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