According to the 2017 Open Doors Report, Nepali students studying in U.S. universities are the fastest growing international student population studying in higher education institutions in the United States. Nepal has the highest growth among the top 25 sending countries, totaling over 11,000 enrolled students.
U.S. Higher Education
United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (USEF-Nepal) is the best place to start your research if you are planning to study in the United States. The Foundation’s EducationUSA Advising Center offers individual and group advising sessions, a large library of research materials, special presentations on scholarships and admission procedures, and test preparation assistance. Most of the services provided by USEF-Nepal are free.
The Fulbright Program provides grants for graduate students, scholars and professionals, and teachers and administrators. This site includes the Fulbright Commission and other information on the program.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships bring mid-level professionals from developing countries to the United States for a year of academic study and professional experiences.
Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) provides scholarships for one semester of U.S. study in a non-degree program to emerging student leaders from non-elite, under-represented groups, including students with disabilities.
East-West Center (EWC) Awards include both graduate degree scholarships and funding for short-term programs such as seminars and workshops. Nepalis have also received post-doctoral research awards and the Jefferson Fellowship for journalism. The annual East-West Center competition is usually announced each February.