Studying Psychology in Nepal


Updated: 17 March 2017

Every month I receive a number of emails from young people seeking information on studying psychology in Nepal. I am often delighted to receive the emails and reply them with the best information I have. Incoming inquiries indicate an increasing interest among students to take up psychology as a major in their higher education and build their career in this field. When I was a student myself at the beginner stage, I remember how much I had wished this sort of exchange and interaction existed. It was not case but here I am trying to do a little I can to all interested students in psychology in Nepal. All the best!!

This post covers overall educational levels in Psychology that are available in our country. Psychology had not been a popular subject in the past. However, it is becoming a popular subject in Bachelors, Post-graduate and Masters Levels now. The changes in socio-cultural and political contexts have led to increasing interest in psychology in general. Psychology as a discipline is taught under Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Tribhuvan University (TU). It is also offered by Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) in Intermediate (+2) level under Humanities and Education streams. Other universities in Nepal do not offer education and training in Psychology.


Intermediate (+2)

Psychology can be studied in (+2) Level after SLC under HSEB in private colleges. There are limited colleges which offer psychology as one of the major subjects under Humanities.

Bachelors (BA)

Students from any faculty (science, management, education) can choose to study psychology in BA. Students who have not taken up psychology previously can also study in BA. For most of the students, this level is an entry point for education in psychology field.

Masters (MA)

After BA, students can join MA to continue their education at Central Department of Psychology, TU. Tri Chandra Campus and Padma Kanya Campus have also started offering MA degree recently. Students are required to meet certain criteria for admission. They are admitted on first come first served basis because of limited seats.



Tribhuvan University offers PhD in psychology at Central Department of Psychology, Kirtipur. Many students are doing PhD aboard as well. For post-doctoral level training, there is no place yet in Nepal.


Psychology as a subject is also taught in other faculties such as Management, Nursing, Education, Military, Social Work, etc. as a part of the training in their specialization areas as required.

Post-graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling (PGDPC)

PGDPC is a one-year specialization course in counseling approved by TU. Anybody is eligible (meeting minimum requirements) to enroll in this program. PGDPC program also acts as a bridge for interested students to study MA in psychology which otherwise could not be possible due to certain criteria required for MA.

MPhil in Clinical Psychology

It is another academic (more applied) program instituted and run at Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. It is a two-year course which produces clinical psychologists in Nepal. The requirement for admission is MA in psychology.

MA in Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MCP) has started for the academic session 2017-2019 under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences(FOHSS), Tribhuvan University. This is the first year (2017) of this program.

Eligibility: Completion of PGD in Counseling Psychology, Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Health Sciences and medicine (with 3 papers in psychological sciences) with at least second division or 2.0 CGPA and/or Master in Social Sciences subjects with 3 to 6 months training and practice in counseling. Selection is based on certificates and entrance exam marks.

Admission Notice MCP 2017 F_modified



155 thoughts on “Studying Psychology in Nepal

  1. sir i’m reading education faculty,can i join in psychology classes in BA?
    sir please mention the cost for study,
    i’m keen intrested student.

    1. Sir,
      I have my intermediate in science, completed my BA in sociology and MA in Sociology too, can i directly join MA in Psychology or do i need to join PGD ?

  2. dear sir,
    i am currently in 2nd year of my bachelor. but now i want to start studying bachelor in psychology, for which i may leave my current subject. i haven’t had any course on this field before. i have been keenly interested to this subject. i have done my +2 in science. how and where can i join? i will be glad if you answer my queries since i don’t know anyone in this field of study.

  3. sr i m frm management faculty n i wanna join psychology. pleez inform me about cost n related educational institute. wat is a mentalist?

  4. sr i m frm management faculty n i wanna join
    psychology. pleez inform me about cost n
    related educational institute. wat is a mentalist?

    1. Mentalist is a term that is used to refer someone who possess supernatural mental powers which she uses to perform amazing feats.

  5. Can a student having Bachelors of engineering study MA in Psychology ? If yes what would be the fee structure and course syllabus .

  6. i m MBBS passed doctor and have ken interest in psychology,, i want to do MA in general psychology ,,is it possible ? ifthen waht is syllabus for MA in psychology ? do i have to study other subject? thank you

    1. hello sir.I am planning to study psychology at Australia in bachelors,do you think its good to study in Australia then in Nepal.I have found that not many people are studying psychology and they are not interested in it.What do you think of me studying psychology in abroad?My name is Samip Adhikari.

      1. Hi Samip, I am not well aware about situation of psychology in Australia so, I can tell you what would be better and why people are not keen to study.

  7. hello sir,
    i m a recent BBA graduate and recently i have developed a keen interest in Psychology.I want to do Masters in Psychology. Is it possible for me to do so?? Also, I want to study Psychology related to Business and Industry it available in Nepal??

    1. Hi Upasana, u will have to do PGD in counseling to be able to join MA. Yes there is industrial psychology. All the best, sujen

  8. Hello!
    I m running in +2(SCIENCE).I m deadly interested in Psychology.Can i enter psychology after the completion of 12??if so,how can i??what i have to do??

      1. sir can you plz suggest colleges of nepal inside ktm valley which provides psychology education in BA

  9. Cant we read psychology as a subject in bachelor as like bsc bba isn’t there any course like bachelor in psychology in Nepal?

  10. Hello, I was wondering about the fee structures for Bachelors in Psychology. I tried to search it up to no avail. It would be real nice if you let me know 🙂
    Also, there isn’t B. Sc Psychology in Nepal is there?
    If I were to want to become a psychiatrist, I read that I’d need to go to a medical school after bachelors (not necessarily in Nepal for me). Is B. Sc in Psychology is required or can I make do with a BA in Psychology?
    I’m doing A-levels right now in the Humanities field.

    1. The fee is affordable. Psychology is taught under Humanities Faculty in Nepal. However, if you were to continue aboard, you would be eligible to study under science too. All the Best.

  11. hey,I’ve completed my +2 and planning to do my Bachelor’s.I am really interested to learn Psychology.So what should I choose in my Bachelor level(faculty or whatever) for me to study psychology? What should I go for? I hope you get my point…

  12. i just joint +2 in science . i am interasted to study psychology .plz give me some information about it and it scop in nepal. how much fee it will be cost in study in nepal

  13. Hello Sir!I am studying BBS but I want to change my faculty to R.D can I?Where as I am studying in BBS 2nd year please remind me can I or not??

  14. Hello Sir!I am Bibidh from Nepalgunj I am doing BBS I am in 2nd now I want to change my faculty so can change it or not?

  15. i have completed bachelor in business studies.can i study post graduate diploma in psychological counsellin?

  16. hello sir, I’ve recently finished by bachelor’s in business administration (bba-bi) and now I want to do my masters in Psychology. What are the procedures to apply for master’s in Psychology in Nepal as well as in abroad? Please reply to me soon so I can start the procedure as soon as i can. Can you tell me which colleges in Nepal provide masters study in Psychology? And do they allow undergraduates from BBA to do master’s in Psychology? If yes, than what are the procedures?

    1. sir, i want to study psychology at +2 level would you mind suggesting me some of the colleges providing the subject , financial provisions, terms and conditions of such colleges ????

  17. sujen dai currently i am doing bachelor of education. i am on second year we have to read educational psychology so after i complete my b.ed can i go toMA clinical psychology or should i do pgd in psychological counseling to do MA in clinical psychology.

  18. Sir,
    I am currently in bba 2nd year. I have keen interest in psychology. Is it possible in any way that i could enroll in bchlr in psychology without leaving bba?

  19. Hello Sir,
    I recently completed my Bachelors in Major English and Social Work. I want to go for Psychology in MA. Will I be eligible if I do a one-year Post Graduation Diploma in Psychology?

    1. Madhavi, you can directly enroll in MA classes. No need to do one-year Post Graduation Diploma. All the Best, Sujen

      On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Sujen Man wrote:


  20. Sir,
    I am just a class 10 student preparing for slc examinations. For my post slc subject i want to study +2 science but i am passionately interested to study Psychology. Is it possible for me to study both the subjects? If yes can you help me suggesting a proper college. If no then could you suggest me an alternative way to study Psychology.

  21. sir,I want to graduate in industrial psychology.Is it possible in Nepal?Also,if not then I m physics student in HSEB,can I study it outside Nepal?Plz,give me full information

  22. I would like to start my Bachelors degree with BA psychology but i do not have adequate information on this subject since i do not know anybody studying this. i would be grateful if u could just give me few information.
    Do i have to do the practicals?
    Do i have to go for the field work?
    I have to work so i dont think i can attend classes regularly, infact i might just attend the board exams. is it possible to do the self study??
    Thank u so much!

    1. Practical and field work- yes, you have to do it.

      Regarding class attendance, where there is a will, there is a way. You can study by yourself and also work.

  23. hello sir,
    I have completed bachlor from education faculty (bed science ) .Can I eligible to join master in psychology.

    1. Practical and field work- yes, you have to do it.

      Regarding class attendance, where there is a will, there is a way. You can study by yourself and also work.

  24. Hello Sir,
    I have completed MA in Sociology but did graduation in BBS.Now I am interested to do Master in Psychology.So am I eligible for doing Master directly. Or need to do PGD course first???

  25. hi sir,
    I did B.Sc (major in physics) in bachelor level. And Master in Sociology. During Master Course I could attend any classes n did self study. Since this course had no practicals, it benefitted me. I only attended the yearly exams with self study.
    Now i am interested to do master in psychology. So i am highly expecting two answers frm u
    1. Can i do Master directly without PGD ?
    2. Can i do master without attending classes by self study..bcoz i may nt attend the class

  26. I have completed M. Ed in English. As I go through your response I come to know that I have to do Post Graduation Diploma in Psychology at first to study Master level. As I am teaching in school I couldn’t attend the class. Is there any provision of private study for this course? I will be very grateful to your response. Thank you.

  27. Dear Sir,
    I have completed M. Ed in English. As I go through your response I come to know that I have to do Post Graduation Diploma in Psychology at first to study Master level. As I am teaching in school I couldn’t attend the class. Is there any provision of private study for this course? I will be very grateful to your response. Thank you.

  28. I have done M.A in English and bachelors & +2 both in education majoring English. can I still study psychology in M.A ? Could you please advise me on this ? I am quite interested in this subjects. .

  29. sir…I am interested to become an psychiatrist….but sir I m confused for what should I read in my higher class…should I take science and join medical field or should I do BA and MA takin psychology. ..plz help me sir to find out my way…..

    1. Hi Priyansi, If you want to be a doctor/psychiatrist, you should go for medicine or if you want to be a psychologist (who do not prescribe medicine), you should go for BA, and MA. All the best.

  30. dear sir,
    I have pass B.A,S.W previous year with psychology as major subject. now i want to study psychology in MA in morning shift. where can i get admission???

    1. I am the student of medical microbiology. My result have been published but i havenot summited my desertation. Can i be eligible for post graduate diploma in psychology?? Is there any site from which i can get al the information about psychology scope in nepal??

      1. You are, but better if you go for MA rather than PGD as it is just equivalent to BEd degree. I think you would like to receive higher degree.


        On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:23 PM, Sujen Man Blog wrote:


  31. Sir i was looking for any internship opportunities but didnt know how to follow up on them and there is a lack of coherent information which is really confusing. Can you suggest what sort of internships i should be looking for as a second year student pursuing Psychology Hons?

    1. no such criteria for admission! if you have passed the exams, you are eligible for BA in psychology. All the Best.

  32. Hello I want to study psychology I’ve studied bio in +2 Do i need math to study psychology? And is it better to study abroad or in Nepal?

  33. sir, I had recently finished my bbs 3rd year exam. nd im keen to interested in psychology; as u have suggest I should do post graduate diploma to study psychology in masters.. where should I contact for this course?

  34. Hello sir, i’ve just done my +2 in science stream and i want to do my bachelors in psychology.can i study psychology in australia??

  35. Hello sir, i don’t think so that, we have a scope here in Nepal of psychology,if i am wrong plz give me input i will be very grateful to you..thanks

    1. Who says?! if we dont work hard to make our field then, there will be no scope. There are good opportunities in the field but it also needs patience and dedication.

  36. Sir,
    I am currently studying maths in my 10+2. I want to do bachelors in psychology after this. Will it still be possble for me to study psychology after i finish my Grade 12.
    Thank you.

  37. Thanks a bunch for passing on the information Sujen. Also, where could i study further for masters in industrial psychology? Kindly keep updating if theres anything new.

  38. Hi. I am a MBA graduate from TU. I wish to pursue MA(Psychology). Can i directly join MA as i have completed my masters degree already or else I have to go through other steps like PGD and then only MA. Hope to listen from you soon.

  39. नमस्कार सर
    मेराे नाम शम्भु पौडेल हाे । हाल म झापा जिल्ला स्थित मेचीनगर नगरपालिका कार्यालयमा कार्यरत छु । मैले नाेकरी कै सिलसिलामा करिव १० बर्ष अघाडि विराटनगर, माेरङ स्थित स्नातकाेत्तर क्याम्पसबाट राजनैतिक शास्त्रमा एम.ए. पाश गरेकाे छु । मेरो सानै देखिकाे ईच्छा मनोबिज्ञान पढने भएकोले हाल मैले याे विषयमा एम.ए. वा सोभन्दा माथिल्लाे तहमा अध्ययन गर्न पाउछु कि पाउदिन । साथै मनाेविज्ञन बिषयमा पढाईने पुस्तकहरु कुन कुन भाषामा पाईन्छ । याे पढन कति जति पैसा खर्च हुन्छ । र याे बिषय प्राईवेटबाट पढन पाईन्छ कि पाईदैन । र याे कहा पढाई हुन्छ । कृपया झर्के नमानी सबै प्रश्नकाे उत्तर दिनहुन सादर अनुराेध गर्दछु । मैले प्रमाण पत्र र स्नातक तह अार्टस पढेकाे हाे


    1. Sambhu-ji, tapaile manobigyan padna ktm auunuparchha. kharcha ko bare campus admistration bata directly bhujnu hola. kitab haru English ma badi chhan, kehi Nepali ma pani upalabdha chhan.

  40. Hi, i am BBS graduate n now want to join master in child psychology, plz help me to know how much price it need to study, how can i apply & where it is located in biratnagar, what’s the name of that collage, when admission open for this year ??? plz help me to know abt this things, i will really thankful to u sir.

  41. Dear sir
    I am graduate in RD and i want to join MA in psychology plz help me how can i study MA in psychology .
    i will really thankful to you sir

  42. Going through this blog post has proven to be really helpful. It feels so nice to witness a new path being paved right here in Nepal! (I have already mailed the contact person at TU and am expecting for a speedy response!) Thank you sir!

  43. Hello sir…
    first of all thank you for all the information.
    I have completed Bachelor in Nursing and recently filled the entrance form for MA in psychology under semester system in TU and it is said that in order to enroll in this course we have to appear entrance examination which is going to be held in 2072/10/20.
    So would you mind telling me what sorts of preparation do I need,to get success in entrance examination and what types of questions are asked in that exam.
    Thank You

    1. Varsa, I would advice you to go to the university and talk with some senior fellow students or the staff/teachers to get the better idea. All the Best!!

  44. i have recently joined b.a in psychology but i am not feeling good as there are lack of textbooks in nepal i want to read more but the books i have dont give more information so what to do sujen dai if there are any websites that will help me to online study are there some. in google and wikipidia i dont find much information

  45. Hello

    I completed my bachelors degree a,most 8-9 years ago. I have studied a paper of education psychology. I am very interested to study abroad in psychology. Does the one year course of psychology provide me 4 years academic value when combined with my previous B. ED?

  46. Sir namaste
    I m saroj poudel a interested student for learning the sub phycology.
    So when will be start for the new session on it?
    Can I study in Private?
    I want further information to admission sir
    Reply me soooon
    Thank you

  47. Hi,
    This is Nayana. I am currently doing my bachelors in psych in Boston. I am interested in doing psych internship (if there are any available) after I finish my bachelor degree which is next year. If there are any opportunities available for 2-3 months, I would like to help.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Nayana,

      It is a great idea to come to Nepal for summer internship next year. Send me your CV and motivation letter in my email:

      Then, I will see how I can help you.


      On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:26 PM, Sujen Man Blog wrote:


  48. hi sir,
    ive completed my mbbs and currently im doing pg in clinical pathology … im interested in psycology as well so how can i join clinical psycology …do i have to join MA program or can i do MPhil after my pg in patho… whatever be the admission procedure plz do tell me and also the admission dates taken by tu as you have said first come first serve basis..

    1. Hi Rakesh,

      You might want to do MD in psychiatry or MPhil in clinical psychology from TU after your PG. Kindly contact the campus administration for more details.


  49. Hello sir
    I have completed bsc nursing one year back..Is it possible to study MA psychology in padma kanya campus with job of 12 pm to 8pm ? When will be the start of new session. ? Please tell me the admission dates for new session. .

  50. I Have recently completed my MA in English n i want To do MA in psychology.Am i eligible for this ? Do reply sir.

      1. What should i do to make self eligible for this course because I want to do this course please sir guide me

  51. Hi sir
    I have done 2yrs Bachelor in Nursing,though I will get admission in Master in Psychology Im thinking of joining PGD course first so that my academic year would also be managed.
    Am I thinking right or directly joining master would be better.
    plz suggest.

    1. Subu, in my opinion it will be better for you to do MA in psychology directly, that would save you both time and money. You can wait for a year if you want to manage your academic year.

      All the best SM

      Sent from my iPhone


  52. Sir,
    I want to study psychology in my bachelor level. Can you please provide me with the names of some colleges where I can apply? Where should I go to get more information?

  53. Hello Sujen ji,
    I have completed +2. I have always been fond of studying psychology. I want to develop a strong career in psychology. So in your opinion shall i study bsc in human biology or bachelors in psychology ? Please suggest.

    1. So Richa, you have 2 options: start studying Psychology from Bachelors or first studying Biology and then Psychology in Masters. It depends on your choice. All the best!!

  54. I am doing master in major english.i am also intrested to study psychology but not three year bachelor what can be option??.is their any private institute with affordable fee inside ktm valley???

  55. sir I have done bsw bt I didnt take psychology as optional paper in bachelor… plz what I can do to study mA in psychology. ..plz what to do

  56. Once again Hello sir,

    Sir i have choosed to study psychology in bachelor. Sir i want to know whether in Nepal there is bachelor in psychology? Or to study psychology we hav to do sociology or BSW degree first and then master in psychology?


    1. You can study Psychology major in BA or as one of the major subjects in BSW. This will qualify you to study further in MA.

      All the best,


      On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:26 PM, Sujen Man Maharjan wrote:


  57. Good day

    I am currently a master’s student in my second year of studies (M Ed Educational Psychology) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

    I would like to inquire about the opportunities for educational psychologists in Nepal after my internship year (2019) as well as any opportunities to do/be a part of academic research projects.

    Is there a way I can e-mail you privately?

    Kipa Shrestha

  58. Sir,
    I have completed my bsc nursing from k.u and interested to learn master in psychology in the enrollement possible if yes what is the cost and when will the course start

  59. hi sir
    i am so interested in pschologhy but i have study PLUS 2 commerce management in collage. studying that can i study pschologhy. wat should i study to go in field of pschologhy

  60. Hello sir,
    currently I am doing +2 (science) and in future I want to study Psycology.
    After completion of +2 what should I do??
    If you could provide me some ideas!
    Thank you.

  61. Hello sir!!
    I am from Bhaktapur,recently finished my +2 in management.I wanted to study psychology but my father won´t let me study in trichandra.Can you suggest some other good college for it?And also,I am afraid there would be less student so I doubt about the good facility.
    I wanted to know,which college would be best for it?

  62. Sir I want to join psychology but I think I can’t attend the class. What is study system of psychology subject… Plz mention I have passed bachelor in BA major english.

  63. Hello sir. I recently passed BBA. The reason I want to study psychology is it was the subject that I was so interested in when I studied it during third semester. Hence, I want to know the future career fields where I can work by studying this. Regarding the study, when will the admission for masters in psychology takes place for 2018? What’s the fee structure? What’s the timing for the classes?

  64. Sir!! I want to know about parapsychology. Where it is taught in Nepal? Which subject should we take for parapsychology…is there any college or universities for it?

    Beside that For psychoanalysis, do we have to do MBBS.

  65. Sir can we do bsc in psychology in Nepal? Please reply…it would be so kind of you, please sir…I’ve passed my +2 in science and currently preparing for mbbs entrance examination; but I love to study psycholgy rather than mbbs, so could you please tell if there is any such course of psychology under bsc in nepal and which is the best college for the study of psychology in Nepal?

  66. Hello Sir,
    Firstly, I would really like to thank you for this update.
    For my information, I’ve passed +2 in science faculty and am currently doing my bachelors in law. I don’t precisely want to change my carrier but still want to have a degree in psychology. If I am not wrong, I will have to go for PGD and that should be after I complete B.A. LL.B. Is that correct Sir? Plus, if this is possible, it would really be helpful if you could provide colleges’ review as well. Final query Sir. what is the value of PGD alone or PGD + B.A. LL.B. in Nepal?
    I would be highly obliged if you would acknowledge my queries.
    Thank you.

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