Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSoEd)

Hattiban, Lalitpur
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Situated in Hattiban, Lalitpur, the School of Education is one of the seven schools belonging to Kathmandu University. Its establishment in 1997 aimed to elevate the standard of education in the country.

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Fee: NPR 340,000

Admission Guidelines

Entry Requirement 

The candidate who is willing to study at Kathmandu University should meet all requirements according to the criteria of Kathmandu University.

Submission of Application Form

The candidate should apply form with the attached certificates and transcript from the school level to the last degree in related fields.

Written Exam and Interview

After meeting all requirements, the candidate should attend both the exam and interview. It is one of the selection processes of Kathmandu University. Exams consist of basic questions about related programs where you want to enroll, and an interview is the second process after the exam, which helps to explore more about you.

Short List

Strong candidates are selected after the process of written exams and interviews.

Application process 

  1. Digital copies of all your education certificates of school level and above
  2. The digital copy of your citizenship certificate
  3. In the case of non-Nepali applicants, the personal identification page(s) of a valid passport
  4. The digital copy of your recent passport-size color photograph
  5. The digital copy of the bank voucher or the online payment transfer slip of NPR 500 for the Bachelor, Master, and PGD programs and NPR 1000 for the MPhil Programs.


KUSOED supports field-based activities and Scholarships through UGC's formula funding scheme!

Likewise, deserving candidates may also get the opportunity to work as research assistants. 

  • Kathmandu University
  • QAA Certified by UGC
  • Established 1997 BS
  • public Institution
  • 01-5912524 | 01-5914105
  • admin@kusoed.edu.np

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Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) forms part of the seven schools at Kathmandu University and was founded in 1997 with the primary objective of improving the quality of education in Nepal. Its initial efforts focused on enhancing the quality of schools in Dhulikhel Municipality, primarily through in-service teacher training and other educational programs. In 1998, KUSOED introduced its first academic offerings, namely MPhil and PhD programs in Educational Leadership. Over the years, the School has continuously expanded its academic endeavors by introducing new programs, broadening its reach and impact.

KUSOED's vision is to revolutionize Nepal's educational landscape by implementing a comprehensive teacher education program of the highest caliber. The School aims to play a crucial role in developing skilled teachers, teacher educators, educational leaders, development professionals, and researchers who can actively contribute to societal transformation. The mission of KUSOED is to prepare competent and engaged education and development professionals who possess an innovative and progressive mindset, fitting into the local context. Additionally, the School strives to nurture educational leaders capable of instigating positive change at all levels of education – from tertiary to secondary and primary. The development professionals produced by KUSOED are expected to be pivotal in driving transformation within their respective fields.

Brief History of KUSOED

1997: Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) was established. It began with the aim of improving the quality of education in the schools of Dhulikhel Municipality through an in-service teacher training program. Initially, it was a UNESCO-supported project known as the 'Quality Education Project.'

1998:  KUSOED launched postgraduate and in-service teacher training programs.

  • The academic program in Educational Leadership commenced, with 4 MPhil students and 2 PhD students. MPhil students were supported with Japanese (Hashimoto) scholarships. The Ministry of Education provided scholarships to four persons every year for MPhil and PhD students from 1999 to 2005 A.D.

2000:  PGDE programs in English Education and Educational Management were launched for secondary level teachers.

2001: KUSOED was granted affiliation to the Training Institute for Technical Instruction to run B. Tech. Ed.

2002: The Primary School Teachers' Training Program began in collaboration with Rato Bangala School and Bank Street College of Education. PGDE in Mathematics Education for Secondary Teachers was launched.

2003: The one-year MEd program in English Language Teaching (ELT) was introduced.

2004: The two-year MEd program in English Language Teaching (ELT) was launched.

2005: MPhil and PhD programs in Development Studies were introduced.

2006: The MEd Program in Mathematics was launched.

2006: The 1-year PGD Program in Environment Education and Sustainable Development began in collaboration with Oslo University College, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, and the University of Dhaka.

2007: The Department of Educational Leadership and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction were established.

  • The MEd program in Educational Management was launched.

2008: The two-year MEd Program in Environment Education and Sustainable Development was started in collaboration with Oslo University College, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, and the University of Dhaka.

2009: The PGDE program in Early Childhood Education (ECE) began in collaboration with ECEC and NLA (Norwegian Teacher Training Institution).

2011:   The MPhil in Curriculum & Instruction program was commenced.  The MEd program in Educational Management via Distance/Online mode was launched. The MPhil in Mathematics Education was introduced.

2012: The Department of Education Leadership was restructured as the Department of Education Leadership and Development Studies. The PhD in Curriculum & Instruction was launched.

2013:  The MPhil in English Language Education (ELE) was introduced.

2014:  The M.Ed in Educational Leadership was launched. The Masters in Sustainable Development was introduced.

2018: The MTVET Program was launched.

  • KUSOED received Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal.