Why Nepal?

Nepal is a multi-religious and multi-cultural state, with Nepali as the official language. Nepali is extremely similar to Hindi. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Nepal is a beautiful country & famous for tourism. Nepal is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Nepal is a secular country with 80% population as Hindus. Climate in Nepal is same as in India. Life expectancy in Nepal is 71 years (compare with India with 70 years life expectancy).

Indians don’t need visa to travel to Nepal. Traveling from India to Nepal is cheap & possible by air as well as by road. It takes around 1hour 30 minutes to reach Nepal from Delhi airport. Nepal is so near to India that time difference between India & Nepal is just +15 minutes! Relations with India are very good. Nepal is a very safe country.

Does Nepal follow all NMC Gazette FMGL Regulations 2021 norms?

Structure of MBBS in Nepal is extremely similar to MBBS in India & follows all NMC criteria for valid MBBS abroad:
  1. Duration: Duration of MBBS in Nepal is 4.5 years (FMGL Section 4a (i) satisfied)
  2. After main MBBS course of 4.5 years, in Nepal there is a 1 year internship in the same medical college (FMGL Section 4a (ii) satisfied)
  3. The structure of internship in Nepal is rotational similar to that in India (Refer: https://nmc.org.np/internship-guideline-2007) (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (ii)a satisfied)
  4. In Nepal apart from main MBBS course, there is 1 year internship which is an inherent part of undergraduate program (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (i)b satisfied).
  5. Medium of instruction in Nepal is essentially English (FMGL Section 4a (iii) satisfied)
  6. The subjects, curriculum, books in MBBS in Nepal are same as in India (FMGL Section 4a (iv) satisfied)
  7. Nepal Medical Council gives registration to foreign students after completion of 5 years MBBS + 1 year internship (Refer: https://www.nmc.org.np/nepal-medical-council-regulation-2024) (https://nmc.org.np/26) (FMGL Section 4b satisfied)
  8. The registration given to foreign students by Nepal Medical Council is at par with the license to practice given to Nepali students (Refer: https://www.nmc.org.np/nepal-medical-council-regulation-2024) (FMGL Section 4b satisfied)
  9. Curriculum of MBBS in Nepal is available in public domain (Refer: https://nmc.org.np/files/4/ACCREDITATION%20STANDARDS%20FOR%20THE%20MBBS.pdf) (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (ii)b satisfied)
  10. After completing MBBS program (4.5 years + 1 year) from Nepal, students will have to appear National Exit Test (NEXT) in India (FMGL Section 4d)
  11. Indian students are supposed to complete whole MBBS course & internship from the same medical college in Nepal(FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (iii))
  12. Since Nepal offers one of the shortest durations of medical studies, Indian students can finish their studies well within prescribed limits of FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (iv))

MBBS in Nepal

Most of the teaching faculties in Nepal medical colleges are from India. The fees for whole 5.5 years course is 40 to 50 lakh Rs. This fees is to be paid in divided parts during the 5.5 years course. The fees in Nepal is much less than NRI or management quota in Indian Medical Colleges. The study pattern of Nepalese medical colleges is similar to India. The process of application is very easy & neither passport nor visa is required for Indian nationals.

Topmost medical colleges in Nepal

  • Kathmandu Medical College
  •  Lumbini Medical College
  •  Nobel Medical College
  •  Chitwan Medical College


  • There are separate hostel accommodations for boys and girls
  • These hostels are located within the college premises
  • During the Internship, students can pay their hostel fee from the internship allowance that they get
  • The hostel management takes care of the security of students, cleanliness, providing good canteen facilities and regular water and electricity amenities
  • Delicious Indian food is widely available all over Nepal including in college canteens
Degree offered MBBS
Program duration 4.5 years + 1 year rotational internship
Eligibility Criteria  50% marks in PCB & NEET qualified
Total fees 40 to 50 Lakh Rs for 5.5 years
Are all NMC Gazette norms followed? Yes
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