The PhD in Law program commenced at the Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University in 1999 A.D. It stands as the sole provider of a Ph.D. program in law among the nine universities in the country.

Till now (1999-2023) approximately 127 researchers/students have enrolled in the Ph.D. program, with 50 students having successfully obtained their Ph.D. degrees from this Faculty.

A total of 10 seats are available for students with 8 being for Nepali students while 2 for foreigners.


  • A minimum of a second division is required in the field of law at the master's level.
  • For individuals achieving a second division, two years of work experience are mandatory, while those with a first division require one year of experience. Those who have obtained a distinction do not need any prior experience.
  • Additionally, candidates must have published a minimum of two peer-reviewed research articles in a reputable journal.

The entrance test examination was introduced in 2021, and students intending to enroll in PhD program should appear for and pass it. 

Admission Criteria

Required Documents

  • The Ph.D. research scholar must be a full-time student. Hence, they must provide a letter of leave approval issued by the institution's Chief or department head.
  • Notarized copies of the LL.M. transcript and degree certificate, citizenship certificate, and character certificate are also required.
  • Furthermore, a photocopy of the equivalency certificate from Tribhuvan University (T.U.) is necessary for degrees obtained from foreign universities.
  • Candidates must have at least two peer-reviewed research articles published in reputable journals. However, if more than two articles are submitted, only two will be evaluated.
  • Additionally, three copies of experience certificates and a resume are needed.

Admission Details

  • Applicants wishing to submit their admission application form are required to make a total payment of Rs. 13,000. This includes a Rs. 3,000 fee for the application form, a Rs. 5,000 fee for the Entrance Test, and a Rs. 5,000 fee for the evaluation of articles.
  • The Entrance Test carries a total of 100 marks, consisting of 80 marks for the written test, 10 marks for article evaluation, and 10 marks for the interview.