Tribhuvan University


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Tribhuvan University History

Tribhuvan University is one of the oldest universities based in Kathmandu, Nepal named after King Tribhuvan. It was established in the year 1959 and relocated to its main campus at Kirtipur, 5 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu in the year 1967. Currently, there are 64,437 students studying at the university.

Tribhuvan University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Tribhuvan University has 38 associated central departments in the fields of Science, Management, Mathematics, Media, Buddhist Studies, Food Technology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Rural Development, Computer Science and Information Technology, and Population Studies to name a few.

Tribhuvan University offers 1079 undergraduate and 1000 postgraduate individual courses. The University comprises of four major faculties. They are, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Management.

Tribhuvan University Campuses

Tribhuvan University has its main building at Kirtipur which houses all the faculties and research centers. The university campus is located 5 kilometers south of capital city Kathmandu. The city is a gateway to the Himalayas and offers various adventure, trekking, and mountaineering opportunities to students.

Tribhuvan University campus offers various recreational and leisure facilities to students. Students can also benefit from extensive sports facilities offered at the university campus.

Tribhuvan University Achievements

Tribhuvan University has been ranked top 800 among 1000 universities by Times Higher Education (THE) ranking in 2019. Tribhuvan University is the 11th largest university in the world, in terms of enrollment. It is also listed amongst 251-300 best universities of Asia.

Tribhuvan University is alma mater of most of the members of Royal Family of Nepal. Many of the university’s graduates have gone on to attain positions of prominence in the Nepalese government. 

Tribhuvan University USP

Tribhuvan University is the 11th largest university in the world. Students have the option of selecting courses of their interests as combinations. The university is not only government funded but also affordable as compared to other private universities.

Tribhuvan University is not very selective about its admission policy hence the acceptance rate is high. The university ranks highly in Nepal for its quality education and research opportunities.

Tribhuvan University Notable Alumni

Malvika Subba (Nepalese actress), King Gyanendra (Last King of Nepal), Queen Aishwarya (Queen of Nepal), and Sapana Pradhan Malla (Supreme Court Judge).


Tribhuvan University Programs

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Tribhuvan University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Nepal. To be able to get a successful admission in Tribhuvan University in Nepal students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Tribhuvan University Deadlines

Bachelors: September 14

Masters: January 24

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Tribhuvan University Rankings


801 -1000
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


251 -300
Times Higher Education
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