This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Nepalese education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Nepal and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have a Higher Secondary School Certificate and have completed a one-year foundation programme, such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Master’s degree, following a three-year Bachelor's degree, to apply for one of our postgraduate taught courses.
  • Research programmes
    You need a Master’s degree, following a four-year Bachelors degree, to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.