Ministry of Education, Scholarship Wing in Kaiser Mahal, Kathmandu issues No Objection Letter popularly known as NOC Certificate for all Nepali applicants who have studied or have taken equivalency degree of Nepal.

Quick Facts about NOC Letter

  • issued by the Ministry of Education, Nepal Government
  • required by banks to pay application/ tuition fees to foreign educational institutions
  • written consent from Nepal Government that MOE has no objection to NOC holder in studying in foreign nations
  • can be obtained on the same day of application

Why do I need a NOC letter?

Basically, when you possess a NOC letter, it means that

  1. The Ministry of Education, Nepal Government has no problem with you in studying in foreign nation, or you haven’t received scholarship from Nepal Government or the final reason is
  2. You have legal permission to send/ pay/ get fees in foreign currency to foreign nation for educational purposes.

Let me make this clear, so you have received your offer letter or i20 from your desired foreign instituion and now you need to pay your admission fees from Nepal. You can pay your fees in different ways, one genuine way is to do SWIFT Bank Transfer to your college/university through licensed Banks in Nepal. To send money on your behalf, Banks in Nepal will require you to present NOC issued from the Education Ministry.

What is the process to obtain No Objection Letter in Nepal?

Listed below are the major steps involved in obtaining the NOC certificate.

  1. You can download the application form online from the Education Ministry’s official site at or can get one in counter or in the shops outside.

  2. What are the Documents required?:
    Following documents are essential for you to obtain the certificate:
    passport original & copy,
    citizenship original & copy
    offer/ i20 letter from university,
    academic transcript original and copy of last academic degree, if no original all notarized

  3. submit filled form and documents at counter 3 for ruju/ verification

  4. after an officer at counter 3 has approved your documents and application go to counter 2 for voucher and payment of NPR 2000 for each degree

  5. once you have made a deposit, go to counter no. 4 for submitting documents and take token number they provide you

  6. be back to counter 6 after the time they advise: 1hr with token no.

Where to go to get NOC letter?
Scholarship Wing, Ministry of Education
Location: Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu (adjacent to Garden of Dreams, Thamel)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 014418169 (MOE, Scholarship Wing)

This is the general process, some steps and fees might differ with time.

You will receive your NOC letter within the same day.

Incase, the officer asks you to get permission/ letter from Nepal Health Professional Council(NHPC) then, you need to visit NHPC office at Bansbari, Kathmandu and follow these steps:
Documents required:

  • passport (original & copy),
  • citizenship (original & copy),
  • offer letter,
  • and all documents as mentioned in 2
  • hand written application for agreement form that you won’t come back to NHPC seeking for registration/ license
  • filled form
  • deposit voucher slip of NPR 1500 in NHPC SBI Bank account
  • directly go to room number 3 and submit there and come to room 1 and wait until they call your name

If you have any queries please check the comment forum below, if you don’t find your answer comment down and I will be more than happy to answer you. :)

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