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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.

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60 Years Diplomatic Relations between The Federal Republic of Germany and The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

In 1958 the Federal Republic of Germany opened its Embassy in Kathmandu. Since then, German as well as Nepali Diplomats engaged in strengthening close and friendly ties between Nepal and Germany. Look...

Nepal Power Investment Summit 2018

Nepal Power Investment Summit 2018

Ambassador Roland Schäfer was present, together with the President of Nepal, the Right Honorable Ms. Bhandari, at the Nepal Power Summit 2018 and chaired the session Investment Opportunity: Evaluation...

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EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2018, Bulgaria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Nepali-German Trade Promotion Programme Concludes

Nepali-German Trade Promotion Programme (TPP) celebrated its achievements on December 19, 2017 amongst the presence of 90 participants representing Nepal’s ministries, private sector associations, thi...

Germany grants EUR 15 Million to build Damauli-Lekhnath transmission line

The Government of Germany has agreed to provide Nepal with an additional development grant of EUR 15 million, which will go towards building 43 Kilometer Damauli-Lekhnath hydro electricity transmissio...

Prize for Human Rights 2017

Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Foreign Minister Gabriel and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the recipients of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Monday (4 December). The recipients a...

Child soldiers 2017

Ambassador Roland Schäfer meets former child soldiers

Ambassador Roland Schäfer on 24th November met some of Nepal’s former child soldiers, who were discharged during the peace process eight years ago as minor recruits from the cantonments monitored by t...

Christmas Bazaar 2017

Christmas spirit in Kathmandu

Numerous visitors were attracted by the smell of mulled wine and Christmas cakes at this year's Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar hosted by the German Development Corporation (GiZ) in partnership with the F...

Press release by the European Union Election Observation Mission to Nepal

Please click here for a press release in English on the launch of the EU Election Observation Mission to Nepal.

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Green Talents Award 2017 Winners travel to Germany

Two Nepalese citizens, Dr. Bishnu Prasad Bhattarai, a US resident and researcher in energy technology, and Anup K C, an assistant professor at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, were among this year's...


From Hiddensee to Asia on a motorbike

Friedrich Weidner puts into action what many others can only dream of. The 71-year-old started in May this year from the island Hiddensee in North Germany towards Asia on his motorbike. In October, he...

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Congratulations on the foundation of the first FC Bayern Munich fan club in Nepal

The foundation of Nepal's first FC Bayern Munich fan club was celebrated with a loud "Mia san mia!" on Wednesday, 18th October 2017. The chairmen of the association had invited to the opening ceremony...

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...


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


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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

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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.

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“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

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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.