Numerous Nepali students are willing to move out of the country, searching for quality tertiary education and living standard. Theoretical teaching environment and limited work placement opportunities have mainly forced Nepali students to study abroad.
A majority of Nepali students want to go abroad for better education, leading to better employment opportunities. Few industry-driven knowledge and scant practical exposure are some of the other reasons that make the Nepali students consider education and a better life abroad.
In early 2017, 4 percent of students enrolled in Australian Universities, were Nepali nationals. Likewise, a 2017 Open Doors report claims that the Nepali student population is the fastest-growing population amongst international students in the USA. The report released by SEVIS by the Numbers revealed that between May 2016 and May 2017 estimates that the number of Nepalese students heading to the USA increased by 18 percent.
There are 4 fields quite popular amongst Nepali students who choose to study overseas. Below is the list of the courses that Nepali students mostly enroll in abroad universities:
Engineering is a widely sought-after field, not just by Nepali students but students all over the world. More job opportunities, internships and scholarships, industry experience, and the possibility to get permanent residency abroad are some of the reasons why this field is one of the most chosen amongst students from various countries.
IT and Computer Science
There are computer graduates all over India and abroad. Similarly, people from Nepal are getting attracted to this course. Considering we live in a digital age, IT and computer science sectors are booming with advanced technologies and ideas. Thus, this field is and will always remain an evergreen field amongst students and professionals.
The hospitality industry is expanding at a breathing rate. In every city, street, or town, you will find some restaurants or cafes, or boutique hotels emerging in no time. As long as people love to travel, the hospitality industry will never lose its charm.
This area is widely chosen by many Nepali students, owing to its adequate practical exposure. Nepali students are seen to be working in the hospitality sector due to rising job opportunities.
The healthcare sector is a vulnerable sector where changes are inevitable, and it needs constant attention. This is a widely chosen field of study by Nepali students who want to specialise in nursing or healthcare practices.