Scholarships to Study Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) in Nepal

Open From: March 19, 2023
Until: March 19, 2024

The government of Nepal allocates 1310 seats for candidates who want to pursue Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) in Nepal. In 2023, the government allocated 492 seats for students who wish to study BNS  in Nepal. 

Available BNS scholarship seats are divided into the general scholarship (55%,i.e., 270 seats) and the reservation scholarship (45%, i.e., 222 seats). In both categories, the candidates are selected purely based on merit within this cluster. 

For example, for general scholarship, 270 highest-ranking students in the MECEE-BL for BNS program are chosen irrespective of gender, religion, and ethnicity. For reservation, the competition will be only among the eligible clusters of students in each sub-category. For example, four students who are Muslim female will be selected to study Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) based on the merit list. 

Nursing Colleges affiliated with four Universities (KU, TU, Purbanchal, and Pokhara) and six health science academies (PAHS, KAHS, NAMS, MIHS, Pokhara Academy, and Rapti Academy) offer Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS) programs in Nepal.  

Get detailed information about different BNS programs offered by various nursing colleges in Nepal by visiting the respective links given below: 

  1. Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing-Purbanchal University
  2. Bachelor of Nursing Science in Oncology-Pokhara University
  3. Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS)-Tribhuvan University
  4. Bachelor in Nursing Science-Kathmandu University
  5. Bachelor of Nursing Science-PAHS
  6. Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing-NAMS
  7. Bachelor of Nursing Science-MIHS
  8. Bachelor of Nursing Science-KAHS
  9. Bachelor of Nursing Science-Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences 
  10. Bachelor of Nursing Science-Rapti Academy of Health Sciences

The distribution of scholarship for Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS) program is as follows: 

Total Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS) Scholarships seats


General Scholarship (55% of total scholarship)


Reservation Scholarship (45% of total scholarship)


Female (28%)


Dalit Female (3%)


Muslim Female (2%)


Dalit (9%)


Adibasi Janajati (15%)


Khas Arya (17%)


Madheshi (9%)


Madhesi Dalit (3%)


Tharu (4%)


Muslim (2%)


Pichhadiye Ko Kshetra (4%)


Apanga (2%)


Shahid Pariwar (2%)