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Important

On 19 October 2017 (Tihar) and on 31 October 2017 (Reformation Day) the Embassy will be closed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR STUDENTS

The German Embassy Kathmandu would like to reiterate that public universities in Germany in general don't charge any tuition fees.

Less than 6% of students in Germany study at private universities that charge tuition fees. Often high registration fees or initial payments have to be made.

The German Embassy Kathmandu would like to inform that in the case of a visa refusal, certain private universities in Germany will not fully refund tuition fees paid in advance.

Please note that the German Embassy Kathmandu is unable to interfere in such cases.

Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel

Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the Day of German Unity on 3 October 2017

Almost three decades ago, we celebrated German reunification and the end of the division of Europe into East and West. To this day, people all over the world are moved when they recall how this separation was overcome.

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Inauguration of the Rasuwa Disaster Management Warehouse

On 8 September 2017 Ms. Hira Devi Poudel, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Rasuwa and Mr. Florens Benedikt Vogt, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy, jointly inaugurated Dhunche’s ne...

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German Embassy supports flood-affected communities in Nepal

In August 2017, Nepal and other regions of South Asia faced unusually intense monsoon rain which resulted in devastating floods and landslides in large parts of the country. The situation in the Terai...

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17th NGO Coordination Meeting at the German Embassy

On 16 August 2017, the German Embassy Kathmandu hosted the 17th NGO coordination meeting. In total participants of 24 organizations were attending the meeting. Firstly, the German Embassy provided upd...

PEACE JUSTICE INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP

Germany is a reliable, credible and experienced partner for building peace, security and stability worldwide.

GERMANY. A STRONG PARTNER FOR AFRICA

Germany is a reliable, credible and experienced partner for peace, security and stability.

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Handover of checks for seven small-scale projects in 2017

On 10 August 2017, the German Embassy Kathmandu handed over checks summing up to a total budget of about 100.000 € to seven small-scale projects. They are aiming to improve the living conditions of th...

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Stratoclim-Camapaign: International team of scientists based at Kathmandu airport investigates air at altitudes up to 20 km

The Asian Monsoon System is one of the Earth’s largest and most energetic weather systems, and monsoon rainfall is critical to feeding over a billion people in Asia. An international team of scientist...

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Inauguration of the new pre-fabricated Bungtang Health Post and handover of 16 additional health facilities in Nuwakot

On 25 July 2017, Dr. Binod Man Shrestha, Acting Secretary , Ministry of Health (MoH); and Ms. Jacqueline Groth, Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. and Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy, jointly ina...

DAAD-NEGAAS Workshop July 2017

Joint DAAD / NEGAAS Workshop on “Migration and Environmental Change in Nepal”

On 21 July 2017, Chargé d’affaires a.i. Ms. Jacqueline Groth - together with Dr. Oli, Secretary at the Ministry of Population and Environment, Prof. Dr. Knerr (University of Kassel) and President of N...

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Financial cooperation agreement

Secretary Mr. Shanta Raj Subedi at the Ministry of Finance and German Ambassador H.E. Mr. Matthias Meyer today signed a financial cooperation agreement of Euro 16 million (equivalent NRs. 1.85 billion...

Session environment June 2017

German Ambassador Meyer promotes discussion about air pollution in Nepal

Just days before his retirement, German Ambassador Matthias Meyer once again dealt with the issue of air pollution, a matter of concern that has been close to his heart throughout his time in Nepal. A...

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German Ambassador Matthias Meyer inaugurates the exhibition “Kathmandu Augenblick”

In cooperation with the Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Tradition and Culture and the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, the German Embassy is organizing the art exhibition “Kathmandu Augenblick” of German Artis...

MoU signing

Cooperation between Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and Kathmandu University

To follow up on the existing excellent academic contacts, the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the Kathmandu University (KU) on 21 April 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to devel...

Second Anniversary of 2015 Earthquake in Nepal - Progress on Reconstruction

Statement by Nepal International Development Partners Group (IDPG) The Nepal International Development Partners Group joins the country in commemorating the victims of the Gorkha Earthquake of 25 Apr...

Claudia Roth

Ms. Claudia Roth, Vice President of German Parliament, completes her successful visit to Nepal

Ms. Claudia Roth, Vice President of the German Bundestag, paid a successful three-day visit to Nepal from 9th to 11th April 2017. The objective of the visit was to enhance cooperation between the Parl...

Sundari Chowk, Patan

Preservation of cultural heritage

Since 1981, the German Federal Foreign Office has been supporting the preservation of cultural heritage in Nepal. Especially after the devasting earthquakes in April and May 2015 Germany got involved ...

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German Ambassador Matthias Meyer inaugurates the exhibition “Kathmandu Augenblick”

In cooperation with the Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Tradition and Culture and the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, the German Embassy is organizing the art exhibition “Kathmandu Augenblick” of German Artis...

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BMUB Minister Dr. Hendricks visits Nepal

Federal Minister for Environment Dr. Hendricks met numerous high-ranking representatives from politics and civil society during a four-day visit to Nepal. The focus of the trip was the exchange on for...

Discussion with alumni at the Kathmandu University as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel

Discussion with alumni at the Kathmandu University as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel

Ambassador Matthias Meyer together with representatives of the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) visited the Kathmandu University (KU) as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel on 15 Mar...

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Ambassador Meyer meets Minister for Health and Population of Nepal Thapa

German Ambassador to Nepal, Matthias Meyer, visited the Minister for Health and Population of Nepal, Gagan Kumar Thapa, on March 10, 2017 to discuss the issues of air pollution and recognition of trad...

Ambassador Matthias Meyer in POWER chat with Laxman D. Pant

Matthias Meyer, German Ambassador to Nepal - talks for POWERchat (Ep. 38 aired on February 12, 2017 via TV Today) -on number of issues including challenges to implementation of the constitution and fe...

Germany hands over role as EIF Donor Facilitator to EU Delegation to Nepal

On February 28, Germany handed over its role as EIF Donor Facilitator to the EU Delegation to Nepal. The EIF is the main mechanism through which LDCs access additional Aid for Trade resources.

Information on visa for Germany and other Schengen Member States

Visa

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Germany’s G20 presidency

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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German institutions in Nepal

GIC South Asia

German Information Centre (GIC) South Asia is a one-stop shop for all your information needs on Germany and South Asia. Read their updates on bilateral relations and Germany's extensive activities in South Asia.