Post Graduation (PG) after MBBS Destinations for Nepali students

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Post Graduation courses after MBBS is indeed very tough for Medical students.

Limited number of seats in PG (MD,MS,M Sc) seats in clinical medicines and basic science in contrast to rapidly growing MBBS graduates numbers have created a funnel in medical study. Larger number of MBBS graduates and limited number of PG seats have increased the competition.

Introducing E-learning in studying methodology might be a smart move in cracking these courses. Here is the list of PG destinations for Nepali students.

Kathmandu University


At least one year of post MBBS experience in NMC recognized medical college.

KU offers no scholarships; every seat is allocated under donation or payment scheme. However one seat is reserved for promoter's son/daughter. Total number of seat for PG at KU is inconsistent because of NMC.

Cost as set by governing body is around 22 to 25 Lakh nepali rupees.

For more information

Address: B.P.Highway, Panauti 45209


MOE PG courses

Ministry of education offers PG courses abroad; several countries have allocated PG courses for Nepali students.

Getting enrolled in in MOE PG course iss comparatively tough and according to some aspirants, recommendations and nepotism has a lot of with these courses. Normally MOE organizes an entrance test annually during the end of March.

For further information

SinghaDurbar Kathmandu

Institute of Medicine (IOM)

These seats are all scholarship seats. Payment seats have been cancelled whereas public service commission (Loksewa) seats are available. There is a 5 years bond after PG has been applied.

Entrance examinations are scheduled normally between last week of March till first week of April.  

For more information

Phone No.: 977-01-4410911
Fax No.: 977-01-4418186
e-mail: [email protected]

PG in India

Nepali nationals shouldn't have to compete with huge population in India to get enrolled in PG at India. India allocates foreign seats and probability of Nepali students increases that way.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India Date: May  and November

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh,India Date: May and November


Like in India, Pakistan also has a PG entrance examination. You need to pass these Pakistan Medical License examination.  

Pakistan: Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi e.g In King Edward Medical University (KEMU) you need to pass Pakistan license exam.

College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Date: May and September.

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Sunsari, Dharan:

Similarly as other PG destinations in Nepal, BPKIHS PG course is for MBBS graduates with at least a year of experience. Recent days BPKIHS has increased Loksewwa seats against the number of open category and foreign seats have also been increased. BPKIHS is considered as one of the most expensive PG destination inside Nepal. It publishes notice for PG entrance in newspaper before scheduling exams, you need to be updated and keep an eye upon BPKIHS PG seats.

For more information

Budhha Road, Dharan Sunsari

Phone: 977-025-525555

Nepal Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir hospital

For open category students, NAMS is less optimistic destination for PG. Foremost priority is given to Loksewa students and the MOE and the least priority is given to general students. Normally NAMS schedules its PG entrance examination by the end of July.

For more information

P: +977-1-4230710,

Email: [email protected]

Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

United States Medical licensing examination USMLE

USMLE is being widely popular among Nepali and international medical students too. The good thing about this examination is exams are held anytime of the year except just for January 1st and 15th.

USMLE certification is highly reputed around the globe and the awesome pay scale becomes the pinnacle of aspiration. Details can be found at

Australian Medical Council (AMC), Australia

PG opportunity at Australia is comparatively congested and difficult now. Details about

UK: PLAB 1,2 ,3

It is known to be very difficult and herculean one.


Bangladesh is also not so easy destination for PG. Minimal availability of Nepali PG courses is resulting incremental Bangladesh flocking.

Republic of the Philippines

 Very recently KU have clearly denied to provide any faculty/quota for specialists graduated from Philippines.  Philippines could be an easy option but provides with lesser recognition. Issue is, many PG course are run in private and non-university hospitals with/without Thesis.


Language will be a primary hurdle and Denmark is not so preferred and yet to be explored destination for medical aspirants.


German is not a bad option but language is required. German has a very strict and complicated education system. German requires 5 years of working under the specialized department and then only you can apply for specialization course. There is no such PG system. If you have completed bachelors degree in Nepal, you have to attest your qualification in Germany. The State Medical Council Examination Committee decides if they should accept your qualification.

For more information


Nepali medical students have a rising interest over. Especially for students who studied MBBS in China as they are adapted to the language and condition. China is rising up as a good destination because it provides good remuneration and many doctors passing out from China have made remarkable status also in Nepal.


 Exam May-June. Japan provides scholarship for PG, PhD  5 years course. Stipends are offered to Nepali students. Exam is taken by the Japanese embassy and is considered as one of the fairest competition.


Visa processing could be a major hurdle for Canada, if you are looking forward for PG there. The entry requirements for Canadian medical schools vary between each institution, and the following universities are the only ones which currently accept international medical students:

Dalhousie, McGill, McMaster, Memorial, Queen’s, San Juan Bautista, Central del Caribe, Laval, Montréal, Sherbrooke, Toronto.

This is a general guide as to which universities accepted international students at the time of writing. Bear in mind that university policy is subject to change, and that some universities have an agreement with certain nations to enrol more of their citizens.

Students whose first language is not English must have verifiable proof of their fluency. This can be achieved by taking a TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, or CAEL English assessment test. Other tests may be accepted by individual institutions, but you should check this ahead of time.