International Students

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International Testimonials

  • I, Mohammad Tariq Sherzad from Kabul Afghanistan, studying at the GATE. I had options for three different countries (Thailand, India and Nepal), and we came to Nepal as we found it interesting in terms of culture and rich in natural sources. Because of war and fear, we could not study in Kabul, Afghanistan therefore; we chose to study in the Hospitality Industry, as there is no hospitality industry in Kabul, Afghanistan like GATE college without any fear of terrorist attacks. We all were in thirst for peace. We found a peaceful and friendly environment in Nepal. GATE College has helped utilize the best of our time and know that we can achieve our objectives of our goals from GATE College. In order to promote the Hospitality industry in Afghanistan, this is a great platform to learn. We experienced cultural differences in Nepal, we saw natural resources that were amazing and people are quite good with us, everyone is very friendly.

    Mohammad Tariq
    International Student from, Afghanistan, 19th Batch
  • Nepal is a beautiful country and I am having great experience at GATE College as I have found everyone friendly and cooperative. I have been a part of the GATE family in 2.5 years now and my experience has been very good so far. I feel like I am in the right place, with the right kind of people. I am from section Basel, 17th batch and I feel like I am a part of a huge family where everyone helps, cares and motivates to perform their best.

    Raquel Maria Lorenzana Hesdorf
    International Student from Denmark, 17th Batch
  • I am a 20 year old girl from two different worlds. My mother was born and raised in Switzerland and my father came from the hills of Darjeeling. I grew up in the chaotic city, Kathmandu with all its dust, noise and glorious charm. I always felt that I was different. In all the different schools I went to I never really fit in anywhere. I was always an outsider amongst my peers. We never had the same interests nor the same ideas about the future. I was always an avid reader, I loved helping people and getting to know what makes them happy and how I could help. Once I joined GATE college, it was as if someone opened a new book for me to devour. I found others who were as interested in others as I was. I found a career where I could meet new and interesting people and work with them. This college opened doors and gave me an opportunity to do something of value to me. It allowed me to use the skills I already possessed and refine them into gifts that would put the world in my hands. GATE made me grow as a person and made me into who I am today.

    Kim Parina Thakuri
    21st Batch

International Students Handbook

We welcome you to Gate College, Kathmandu Nepal. This International Student Guide is designed to assist you in planning your arrival in Kathmandu right through to completing your courses and graduating.

All international students are strongly recommended to arrive at least 5 days before the commencement of their course and will need to attend the Orientation Program in order to become acquainted with the school’s rules and facilities – as well as to pick up the tool kits, recipe folders and uniforms which are essential for the course.

Living in Nepal

Kathmandu being the capital of Nepal, and the land of the living goddess Kumari, lies under the shadow of Mount Everest. Kathmandu city has been the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture and economy. It has a multi-ethnic population with the majority being Hindu and Buddhist. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is also the starting point for numerous adventures in the rest of the country including trekking, rafting, jungle adventures, and more extreme sports. So, if you have the time and chance, do indulge in short treks and even a mountain flight to the enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Everest.

Kathmandu is a relatively safe city, but as with any tourist-heavy destinations, it is worth taking some precautions.

Learning the language

Although English is a secondary language in Nepal, so International students should not face any difficulties mingling with the local people and getting around the city. However, it is always a plus point to learn few basic Nepali as gesture of acceptance.


  • On campus Apartments
  • Rentals: Shared rentals which are advertised daily, also available online

Where to look for accommodations?

  • Student notice boards on campus
  • Local newspaper
  • Online services
  • Gate College International Office

Student Visa

Study visa is issued to foreign students pursuing academic /non academic degree and research in Nepal. It is issued by the Department of Immigration upon the recommendation of line agency (Ministry of Education). It is also issued to teachers/professors involved in academic work (teaching) in Nepal upon recommendations from the concerned agencies of Nepal Government. It is issued for maximum of one year as per the recommendation or length of study.

Necessary Documents:

  • Recommendation letter from Ministry of Education
  • University /College Admission Receipt (original)
  • Bank Statement (latest one week) with sufficient funds
  • Online Application form  (Link to Online Study Visa Application)
  • Copies of passport and latest Nepali Visa
  • Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate (for those applying their spouse and
    children as dependents)
  • Progress report Card (for renewal of  Student Visa)

For Researcher applying for student visa, the following additional documents should
also be produced:

  • Offer/Appointment letter from Academic Institution of Nepal (e.g. -University)
  • General Agreement between two Academic Institutions (of Nepal and abroad)

Further Information

Study Visa Fee Structure

Single Re-entry facility:  $20 USD extra in addition to monthly Visa Fee
Multiple Re-entry facility: $60 USD extra in addition to monthly Visa Fee

# Study Category / Nationality of Passport Holder Rate (USD per Month)
1 Academic $30
2 Non-Academic $75
3 Research $50
4 Bangladesh $15
5 Bhutan $15
6 Maldives $25
7 Pakistan and Srilanka Gratis

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/study-visa
For further details, please contact Gate College Admissions Office

Opening a Bank Account

You can choose from a wide range of banks operating in Nepal. The staff at the International Office in the college will be glad to help you open an account. A complete list of banks as well as advice can be obtained from the International Office
To open a bank account you will need:

  1. Your passport with arrival date stamped by Nepali Immigration
  2. GATE Student ID Card
  3. Cash to be deposited equivalent to $300

Nepal Immigration

Upon Arrival

When you land in Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be required to make your way to Nepal Immigration (simply follow the signs for passengers on arrival). An immigration officer will request to see your passport, with your student visa, Immigration Card (given to you prior on the plane), and the officer will check your documents and ask a few questions regarding your stay in Nepal.

Airport Pick-up:

An airport pick-up service can be requested 2 weeks in advance upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Please include your flight details and a recent photograph.