Scholarships & Financial Aid
Kathmandu University School of Law is committed to providing a range of programmes to help students fund their education. However, it will take some time to materialise this objective.
Dr Bipin Adhikari Endowment Scholarship Fund
This endowment fund has been established by Professor Bipin Adhikari, the founder dean of School of Law at Kathmandu University, who was appointed to establish and lead the School in December 2013. The fund has been operationalized since September 2021 following the decision of the Executive Council in this regard.
The amount of the fund is Rs 20,00,000 (Twenty Lakh only). The purpose of this endowment is to support students from the dalit and deprived ethnic (non Bahun-Chhetri-Newar) communities or students with disabilities studying in Bachelor's level at School of Law from its annual interest. 50 percent of the annual interest will be used for such support, and 50 percent will go back to the principal amount. The annual proceeds not disbursed for any reason will be added to the principal. At least two students will be supported every year according to the decision of the Dean. The amount of support may vary. No support will be given to students who are not regular in the class or have not performed well in the latest examinations. Women will be given a priority.
The founder of the fund and his spouse or children may continue to contribute additional funds to the principal amount every year. The scholarship endowment will not be used for any other purpose.
Late Senior Advocate Ganesh Raj Sharma Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Late Senior Advocate Ganesh Raj Sharma Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund has been established by Dr Mridu Sharma, MD (Hematology Oncology), in memory of her late father, Ganesh Raj Sharma, a leading constitutional lawyer of Nepal, who was also a student of economics and law. The fund has been operational since March 2023, following the signing of an agreement to this effect.
The amount of the fund is Rs 40,00,000 (Forty Lakh only). The purpose of this endowment is to provide need-based scholarships from its bank interest or investment returns to one female student pursuing the BEc-LL. B (Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law) program at Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSOL) for the entire course period. The scholarship is subject to approval every year and may be revoked if the student fails to maintain the academic standards set by the KUSOL Dean, breaches the student code of conduct, or is found to have engaged in delinquent behavior.
In the selection of the recipient, preference will be given to a candidate from a poor, rural background and a family with a history of educational disadvantages. Only up to 75% of the annual bank interest accrued on the fund or annual returns on its investments will be spent on the scholarship recipient. The remaining 25% and any other unspent interest will be added back to the fund's principal.
Dirgha & Kausalya GC Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Mr. Krishna KC, a former UN official and international consultant, has established the Dirgha & Kausalya GC Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund in March 2023 in memory of his grandmother Dirgha Kumari GC and mother Kausalya GC. The fund is worth Rs. 100,00,000 (One Crore Only).
The fund aims to provide need-based scholarships to deserving students from Nepal. It will offer one full and one partial scholarship to female students studying at the bachelor's level in the integrated economics, management, and law program at Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSOL) under Category 1. Under Category II, other female students will be given partial scholarships or policy research grants at the MPPM level at School of Management, focusing on themes/issues such as climate change, development and humanitarian field, education, human rights with a focus on child rights, and public policy and policy influencing activities.
In both cases above, preference will be given to deserving candidates from the Tanahu District of Nepal, focusing on the birthplace of Mr KC, where available, on candidates from the local Sarashowti Secondary School (Ghalechhap) or Chandravati Secondary School (Tuhure Pasal). There shall be special consideration for candidates from a needy, underprivileged rural background and a family with a history of educational disadvantages. Only 50% of the annual bank interest accrued on the Fund, or annual returns on its investments, will be spent for the scholarship or policy research grant recipients. The remaining 50% and any other unspent interest will be added back to the Fund's principal. The scholarship can be revoked if the recipient of the scholarship or research grant fails to mai
ntain the academic standards set by the concerned Dean, breaches the student code of conduct, or is found to have engaged in delinquent behavior.
Credit Information Bureau Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Credit Information Bureau Scholarship Endowment Fund has been established in late August 2023 with the primary goal of supporting students pursuing integrated programmes in economics and law, as well as management and law at Kathmandu University School of Law. Each year, this fund aims to provide need-based scholarships to one deserving student who exhibits strong academic potential in each group.
The fund is made possible through the generous contribution of Rs 50,00,000 (Fifty Lakh) by the Credit Information Bureau (CIB) of Nepal. The fund is carefully managed to generate bank interest or investment returns, which are then utilized to provide financial assistance to deserving students. The scholarship is designed to uplift students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates who come from impoverished rural areas and families with a history of educational disadvantages.
50% of the annual bank interest accrued on the fund or the annual returns from its investments is allocated for the scholarship recipients. The remaining 50% of the annual interest and any unspent interest is added back to the principal fund, ensuring its sustainability and long-term impact. The School of Law at Kathmandu University will announce the scholarship opportunity every year in conjunction with the call for applications for the undergraduate programs.
The establishment of the Credit Information Bureau plays a pivotal role in enhancing credit risk management practices among lenders and borrowers. This, in turn, contributes to the stability and efficiency of the financial system in Nepal. Lenders gain improved access to accurate and reliable credit information, enabling them to make more informed credit decisions. Borrowers benefit from strengthened credit discipline. The availability of consolidated credit information reduces processing time and costs for lenders, ultimately leading to reduced financing costs for borrowers. The Bureau is also committed to promoting awareness and effective enforcement of Nepal’s Secured Transaction Act 2006.
The Scholarship may cover the following expenses during the entire five-year undergraduate course: Admission Fee, Registration Fee, Development Fee, Tuition Fee, Caution Money, and Medical Insurance. However, it's important to note that the scholarship does not cover other living expenses, including the cost of food, clothing, and accommodation.
The scholarship may be revoked if a student fails to maintain the academic standards set by the school, breaches the student code of conduct, or is found to have engaged in delinquent behavior. We invite eligible candidates to apply and seize this opportunity to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.
Financing your Education
Apart from the merit scholarship that we offer, it is unlikely at this stage to immediately provide for other similar provisions to help finance your education. However, student financial aid may be available from a wide variety of sources including international donors working in Nepal, Nepal government, local government units, local or international non-governmental organizations, as well as from numerous other public and private agencies and organizations.