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Formal higher education in Nepal began in 1918 with the establishment of Tri-Chandra College, the first university in the country. Until 1985, Tribhuvan University was the only university in the country.

The second university founded was Mahendra Sanskrit University. Following the establishment of this university, Kathmandu University was established in 1990, and Pervanchar University and Pohara University were established in 1995 and 1996, respectively.

Many schools and colleges are privately run, but none of the universities in Nepal are private.

This list includes all notable universities and college / campuses in Nepal. The entries are organized by course offered and listed alphabetically.

Some collegentries offering multiple courses may be duplicated in each related category.

There are fourteen universities in Nepal. They are:

Tribhuvan University
Far-western University in Kanchanpur
Rajarshi Janak University in Janakpurdham
Gandaki University in Tanahun
Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel
Lumbini Bouddha University
Madan Bhandari University of Science and Technology
Manmohan Technical University in Budhiganga
Mid West University in Birendranagar
Nepal Open University in Lalitpur
Nepal Sanskrit University
Pokhara University in Pokhara
Purbanchal University in Biratnagar
Khwopa University (Proposed)
Nepal University,Gaindakot (Proposed)
Agriculture and Forestry University in Rampur, Chitwan
University of Agriculture and Animal science

Tribhuvan University (TU; Nepal: त्रिभुवनविश्वविद्यालय) is a public university in Kirtipur, Kathmandu. Founded in 1959, TU is the oldest university in Nepal. In terms of admission, it is the 12th largest university in the world. The university offers 1000 undergraduate and 500 graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, the institution has 30 campuses and more than 600 affiliated universities nationwide. Tuition fees are cheaper than private (affiliated) university campuses, as they are funded by the government.

Kathford International College of Engineering and Management Balkumari, Lalitpur

Based on the belief that learning extends beyond classroom, Kathford vows to be a center of knowledge, where students come to learn, sharpen their...

Kantipur International College New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Kantipur International College (KIC) was established in 2000 A.D. as a privately owned higher education institution in Nepal. It is affiliated with Purbanchal University....

Kankai Multiple Campus, Surunga, Jhapa

Kankai Multiple Campus was established in 1991 AD (2047 BS) as a community-owned campus located in Surunga, Jhapa district of Nepal. It is affiliated...

Kankai Adarsha Campus Birtamode, Jhapa

Kankai Adarsha Campus was established in 1992 AD (2048 BS) as a community-owned campus located at Birtamode-6, Kankai Tole, Jhapa district of Nepal. It...

Kailali Multiple Campus Dhangadi, Kailali

Kailali Multiple Campus (KMC) was established in 1980 AD, which is located in Dhangadhi, Kailali district of Nepal. KMC is affiliated with Tribhuvan University...

Jumla Multiple Campus Jumla Bazar, Jumla

The Jumla Multiple Campus was established in 1973 Ad (2030 BS) as a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University. It is located in the headquarters...

Jiri Campus Jiri, Dolakha

Jiri Campus is a community campus and is located in Jiri, Khadichaur, Dolakha district of Nepal. It is affiliated with Tribhuvan University and recognized...

Janamukhi Aadarsha College Amarapuri, Nawalparasi

Janamukhi Aadarsha College is a community college located in Amarapuri, Gaidakot, Nawalparasi district of Nepal. It is affiliated with Tribhuvan University and recognized by...

Jana Chetana Multiple Campus Mehalmudi, Kalikot

Jana Chetana Multiple Campus was established in 2011 AD (2067 BS) as a community-owned campus located in Mehal Mudi, Kalikot district of Nepal. It...

Jagannath Multiple Campu Gothalapani, Baitadi

Jagannath Multiple Campus was established in 1990 AD (2046 BS) as a community-owned campus located in Gothalapani, Baitadi District, Nepal's Far West Development Region....