TU Equivalence of Foreign Degree

TU Equivalence_AcadBuddy

Have you completed your degree (Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D.) from abroad and wondering how to obtain degree equivalence from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal?

Don’t worry, we are here to help! 

All the Nepalese students who have completed their degree from any foreign country can obtain the equivalence of their degree from Tribhuvan University. 

The degree equivalence certificate from TU is necessary when you wish to appear for exams like Lok Sewa for a Government job or register and obtain a license from institutions like Nepal Engineering Council (NEC).

The Curriculum Development Center (CDC) at Tribhuvan University handles all the degree equivalence related activities. The CDC office is located on the right side, less than 100m, when you enter the TU main gate.

Required Documents for TU Equivalence

First, you need to show all the below-listed documents original to an officer sitting in Window Number 2.

Once he/she checks your documents and says okay, then you need to fill an equivalence form (you can find the form hanged near Window Number 4) and deposit NPR 1000 in Nepal Bank Limited (if your university is recognized by TU) and get the voucher/slip.

If your university is not recognized by TU in that case you need to deposit NPR 4000 in Nepal Bank Limited and get the voucher/slip.

Note: Bank account number to deposit 1000 (recognized by TU) and 4000 (not recognized by TU) is different.

If you are only applying for Bachelor’s degree equivalence ignore points 1 to 5.

If you wish to obtain the equivalence of Master and Bachelor degree at once, you don’t need to prepare separate copies of these documents, One set of all the below-listed documents will work. You only need to fill two equivalence forms one for Bachelor and another for Master along with two Bank vouchers.

List of Documents

  1. Master Degree Certificate or Passing Certificate
  2. Transcript or Mark Sheet of Master Degree
  3. Character Certificate of Master Degree
  4. Syllabus or Curriculum of Master Subjects (if your university is not recognized by TU)
  5. Master Thesis or Project Work (if your university is not recognized by TU)
  6. Bachelor Equivalence Certificate (If already have)
  7. Bachelor Degree Certificate 
  8. Transcript or Mark Sheet of Bachelor Degree
  9. Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree
  10. Class 12 or A-Level Equivalence Certificate or Voucher from Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
  11. Transcript of +2 or GCE Certificate of A-level
  12. Statement of Results (SOR) Certificate or Provisional Result copy stamped by British Council (For A-Level)
  13. Migration Certificate (For A-Level)
  14. Character Certificate of +2 or A-Level
  15. SLC Marksheet
  16. SLC Certificate
  17. Character Certificate
  18. Filled Equivalence Form
  19. Nepal Bank Voucher
  20. Passport / Visa for all other countries except India

For submitting an application for equivalence of bachelor or master degree, a student has to get an equivalence of class 12 or A level from the Higher Secondary Education Board, Sanothimi.

+2 Equivalence Certificate

Following is the list of documents required for students having a degree from the HSEB Board.

  1. Bank voucher of Rs. 500
  2. Photocopy of citizenship card
  3. Photocopy of +2 transcript
  4. Two passport size photographs
  5. Filled equivalence form

Once the application is submitted, the officer will stamp the voucher and give it back to the student. You won’t receive an equivalence certificate on the same day. It takes a week and the timing to collect the certificate is after 3:00 PM. 

The payment voucher/slip you have collected from Sanothimi is required while applying for a Bachelor equivalence at TU.

A-level Equivalence Certificate

Following is the list of documents required for students having an A-Level degree from the Cambridge Board, UK.

  1. General Certificate of Education
  2. Statement of Result or Provisional result certificate stamped by the British Council, Nepal
  3. Migration Certificate
  4. Character Certificate
  5. SLC mark sheet, certificate, and character certificate
  6. Payment of Rs. 1000
  7. Filled equivalence form

All the photocopy of the above-listed documents must be notarized. The notary center is located outside near the highway.

You will receive an A level equivalence certificate on the same day (Generally within 1 hour).

For the students who have their higher secondary passing certificate from other boards such as CBSE, etc., they need to submit mainly notarized copies of the transcript, degree certificate, character certificate, etc.

Once you have all the documents listed above, submit them in Window Number 1. You will get your degree equivalence certificate in 2 days (because of Covid-19), but the time duration may change when everything goes back to normal.

Contact Details of CDC:
Curriculum Development Center
Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: 01-4330856/4334041

**Special Thanks to Gagan Gautam for his invaluable inputs.**


  • Thanks for bringing this as blog.
    I hope it is going to be handy for equivalence

  • write a paper for me

    You actually made it appear really easy along with your presentation.

  • Do we need to pass from the tu recognized universities of india to get government job in nepal or not? And can we get the equivalent certificate from tu in case of passing other than the tu recognized universities of india?

    • Even if your university is not recognized by TU, still you can apply for degree equivalence by submitting your syllabus, project report, etc. and you need to pay NPR 4000. After receiving equivalence you can apply for any government job.

  • How about if i completed the 3 years diploma course in korea

  • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree is compulsory?

    • If you are applying for a degree equivalent to your master’s degree then they will ask character certificate of a Bachelor’s Degree. But, for Bachelor’s degree equivalence it is not mandatory but they ask for it sometimes. So, it is good to have.

      • Dev prakash yadav

        Sr I am studying from india
        State government university in madhya pradesh bhopal yet this not recognize in tribhuvan university. Can I get equivalent certificate form tribhuvan university…

        • Hi Dev, even though your university is not recognized by TU still you can obtain a degree equivalence. You need to pay NPR 4000 and submit your degree syllabus, thesis/project report, on top of the other documents listed above.

  • Dev prakash yadav

    Tq sr You told me very important that it was bothering me

  • Manoj budhathoki

    Can you tell the process for unrecognised university Bipin Sharma sir how to approve and verify syllabus lab report or project report etc ????

    • Hi Manoj, you need to have all the above-listed documents and if your university is not recognized you need to submit the syllabus, project/thesis report also. Basically, you can print the syllabus of all the subjects you undertook during your degree and one copy of your final project/thesis report. You don’t need to do anything just need to submit those document. The officer will check and verify.

      • Manoj budhathoki

        In bachelor level there is no thesis sir what we have to do ?? And sir these project and syallabus we have to verify by Indian university board UGC or what ???or normal photocopy is valid under this ???

        • You may have a mini/major project at your bachelor level. You can submit one copy of that. No, you don’t need to verify the syllabus and project, just submit a photocopy of those.

  • Sr I am studying from india
    North East frontier technology university Arunachal Pradesh India this is recognize in tribhuvan university. Can I get equivalent certificate form tribhuvan university…

    • Yes, you can get an equivalent certificate from TU. Submit all the above-mentioned documents once you complete your degree to CDC at TU.

  • I have completed my bachelors from Australia, but my +2 is from Nepal
    I want to equivalent my bachelors degree at TU, do i still have to equivalent my +2 certificate at hseb sanothimi
    Can you plz suggest?

    • Hi Umesh, Yes you need to apply for a +2 equivalent at Sanotimi Bhaktapur. You will receive a bank slip stamped by an officer after you submitted your documents. You may not receive a +2 equivalence certificate on the same day but the bank slip you received after submission will work while applying for your Bachelor equivalence on TU.

  • Sir I want to know if any student Complete their diploma from india .He/she taking admission B.tech lateral entry (3year B.tech) from india and that university is also recognized by TU than after TU will give equivalency or not.if not than what to do sir please .

    • Hi Sunil, I am not fully aware of the requirement for equivalence for lateral entry but as far as I know diploma is equivalent to +2 or A level in Nepal. So, you may need to obtain the equivalence of your diploma first from Sanotimi, Bhaktapur, and apply for a Bachelor’s equivalence on TU.

  • Please confirm sir about lateral entry (3year of B.tech ) is equivalent by TU or not.
    If TU is not giving equivalency than what I can do . please sir

  • Prashant Poudel

    In 2015, I was told by CDC that the Directory of Equivalence of Educational Qualifications will work as the equivalence and no need to get other letter/certificate from CDC. Is it still the same or we must get the personal equivalence certificate ?

  • Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  • Hi Bipin,

    Thanks for the detailed info. Since I do not have my original certificates with me, do you think only the copies will work for the equivalence?

    • Hi Lakshed, They will check the xerox copy and original once before submission to make sure all documents are available. But you don’t have to submit an original copy. You just need to write, “Sakalee Bamojim Nakalee Sahi Cha” in Xerox copies and submit. What you can do is if you have all xerox copies of required documents, submit them directly with application form and bank voucher.

    • did you get equivalence certificate without submitting original? is it accepted?

      • You don’t need to submit original documents. You just need to show original documents just to make sure you have all the required documents to get the equivalence of your degree.

  • hiii bipin sir, moilay 10th class nepal bata gare xu ani +2 india ma UP board but tesma regular xaina private lekhe xa ra character certificate ra migration certificate xa . ani ahile engineering sakena laxa engineering ma overall 70% bandai xa mero aauta semester ma 55% aaxa mero. moilay +2 ko equivalent gara xu sir but moilay ioe tu equialent ma here ko online course ya aru kahi le gareko equivalent hudaina .UP board online course hoina but regular xaina private xa ani engineering ma aauta smester 55% aaxa tesle garda kahi problem hunxa ki hudaina sir. ekchoti ramro sanga molai samjhai dinu na sir please.

    • If you have all the required documents with you, you will receive an equivalent certificate from TU. Apply with all the required documents.

  • Hello,

    My friend have completed IA from Nepal college( I think RR College) and bachelor from India. He is out side nepal now and requesting me for equivalence certificate and sent me all the documents except IA character certificate which has lost by him:
    My question are1) Can i go on behalf of my friend ?
    2) Can i apply without IA character certificate?

    • Yes, you can do it on his behalf. You need to have a character certificate of IA to get the equivalence of a Bachelor.

  • up board (private) bata xa +2 tesle kahi problem hudaina ni sir.

  • Hi I have completed my B.com(H) from India but I have not studied English subject in any year of b.com but when i went for equivalence from TU mam said first u have to pass English paper from TU but i have no idea how to apply for my English paper i went to balkhu for this but no one was help me?Have u any idea of QT and when will this exam held?

    • Hi Mukesh, I have no idea about the English paper from the TU requirement. But English language tests like IELTS, TOFEL, PET scores also may work ask the officials once and confirm.

  • Hlo sir , sir Maile 10th Nepal bata pass out gare ko xu and +2 India bata but ma sanga equivalent certificate xa +2 ko and Maile bachelor pani India bata complete gareko xu . Sir , on behave of me mero cousin le mero bachelor ko equivalent certificate lena milxa ki nai and milxa vane malai kunai application lekhnu parxa ra . And sir mero +2 ko equivalent xa soo still I need this , “Sakalee Bamojim Nakalee Sahi Cha” in Xerox copies .

  • Yes, your cousin can apply on your behalf but to be on the safer side write an application that your cousin is applying for equivalent on your behalf specifying why you cannot submit by yourself. Since you are submitting xerox copies, you have to write ‘Sajakee Banojim Nakalee Sahi Cha’ just to make sure the copies you are submitting are genuine from the original documents.

  • Santosh Kumar Thakur

    Bipin Sir, Namaste!,
    Ma India ko Mysore Univerity bat BCA gare ko xu 1st class bat. Tra tyo Online BCA ho regular xain. Mysore University, TU ko equivalence ko list name xa. Ke ma equivalence paun sakxu ya sakdin sir.
    Sakxu bhane documents ke ke chahinxa sir:
    Plz , Xito bhanu hola.

    • Hi Santosh Ji, if your university is on the list and somebody has already applied for equivalence of your degree, then surely you will also get equivalence. I am sure there may be some provision for equivalence of online degree also. Because of COVID most of the degree programs are online if they have no provision of equivalence for a degree then I am sure TU will come up with that also in the future. For more detail and accurate information please contact CDC TU.

  • hi Bipin ji, i wish to congratulate you first for your work of educational guidance our Nepalese students.

    My son has passed +2 from CBSE board from India. Is he require equivalence certificate for apply in any competitive exam / admission for bachelour course in Nepal. will you please- inform -thanks

    • Thank you, Alam Ji. It is better to apply for equivalence now as it may be necessary at one point in the future than you need to hurry for equivalence. Some competitive exams/admissions may ask for it and some may not.

  • Santosh Kumar Thakur

    One more question Sir.
    What is the required document for the situation, sir?

  • Palmo Teshla Sherpa

    Hi sir! Regarding the bank voucher for +2 equivalence in sanothimi , will it be provided from HSEB board by paying 500rs or do i have to get it from a bank ?

  • Can i apply online to fill the form for equivalent ?

  • moilay +2 india ma gareko ho sir up board bata moh sanga character certificate, migration certificate ra marksheet matra xa equivalent vaihalxa sir .

  • bachelor of engineering k0 equivalent kun thau ma huxa sir

  • 60% vanda kam vayo vane equivalent vaihalxa sir engineering ko

  • last one question sir hamro 12th ko migration ra character certificate original university ma submit gare xam ani equivalent ko bela ma original show garnu parxa sir . kasari hunxa sir

  • How to equivalent the degree of bachelor when your university is not mentioned English subject except that all subjects were in English order..

  • Sir 3 year B.tech india bata gare pachi TU le equivalency dinxa ki nai.

  • Dear Vipin sir , my son did 10 and +2 from CBSE board from india
    Is it necessary for get equivalence certificate of both degree from Sanothimi for apply any competitive exam in Nepal. eg. medical entrance

    • Dear Bipin sir , my son did 10 and +2 from CBSE board from india
      Is it necessary for get equivalence certificate of both degree from Sanothimi for apply any competitive exam in Nepal. eg. medical entrance

      • Hi Alam Ji, Yes some of them require equivalent of Indian degrees. So, you can apply for the equivalent of your son’s 10 and CBSE in Sanothimi.

  • Arbind Kumar singh

    Sir I completed the process for equivalent my bba digree… ..and it is more than 2 month but I can’t receive my equivalent still now due to covid-19 …sir I need my equivalent right now can you help me by sending my equivalent in my Gmail…

    • Hi Arbind, I don’t work in the equivalence office. I just wrote an article to help students to inform about the procedure and required documents. You can call the equivalence office and they may help. Best of luck!

  • i need to get my BBA from India equivalency certification done from TU. is the TU CD office open during the lockdown.

  • Hello sir,
    I am stuck in India due to pandemic and have been admitted to a university for this fall. I need NOC to fly to USA and for that I need TU equivalence certificate. My +2 is from CBSE board. Keeping in mind the pandemic situation can you please suggest what can I do?

  • Hi Bipin,
    Thank you for the great blog with an amazing info. My doubt is that:
    I’ve completed my 10th, 12th and bachelors from India. Now I want to study abroad for my masters for which I need to make equivalence certificate.

    Do I need to get equivalence of all three or I can make equivalence of 12th and bachelors only?

    • Hi John,

      Better to get all three. For equivalence of higher degree, you need equivalence of lower degree meaning for bachelor equivalence you need 12th equivalence. For the 12th you need the 10th. So, you can get both equivalence 10th and 12th from Sanotimi and Bachelors from TU. Good Luck!

  • Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I want to put in writing like this additionally ?taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article?but what can I say?I procrastinate alot and not at all appear to get something done.

  • i was studying in parul university of india diploma in medical laboratory approved by UGC NAAC but not by tu. Can i get equivalent diploma degree from TU. And can i do government job in nepal and can i open my own lab in nepal or not

    • Hi Aman, yes you can get equivalence from TU but you have to submit some additional documents like syllabus, project report/thesis, etc.

    • Hi Aman, yes you can get equivalence from TU but you have to submit some additional documents like syllabus, project report/thesis, etc.

  • sir,
    I am stuck in India due to pandemic and have been admitted to a university for this fall. I need NOC to fly to USA and for that I need TU equivalence certificate. My +2 is from CBSE board. Keeping in mind the pandemic situation can you please suggest what can I do? Is there any way around ?

    • You can call Sanotimi and know if they can help. Lockdown is extended further and offices are closed so I don’t see any option at the moment then to call and know about it.

  • Bhawika Agarwal

    Dear Bipin Sir,

    I have done my class 12 from CBSE board India .
    and my Bachelors in engineering also from India.
    So for class 12 equivalence will i need my migration certificate?
    Also i don’t think my college is mentioned for undergraduate equivalence so will that be a problem ?

    Thank you

    • I am not sure about migration for 12 CBSE. Probably it won’t be required but the character certificate is a must. For your undergrad degree if your university is not listed still you can apply for equivalence with some additional documents.

      • Bhawika Agarwal

        Thank you so much sir.

        Also, Sir can I get the equivalence Certificate just from attested photocopies. Or the original is also important for the same. Because of the pandemic i might not be able to give my original certificates

        Thank you

  • I have completed +2 from Nepal(HSEB). But my bachelor’s is from India. I am currently at last semester i.e waiting for an exam. However, I have been conditionally admitted to an abroad university. In the present situation, I have up to the 6th Sem transcript. Can I get TU equivalence Certificate with these documents? I need NOC before 18 June. will it be possible?

  • Arbind Kumar singh

    Sir i have done the process for equivalent of bba at date 2077-11-10 and sir said to me come 2078-01-11 but there is lockdown.sir how can i get my equivalency,and sir please give me idea how can i check my bba is equivalented in tu or not…

    • In this lockdown situation, offices are closed and I see no other way than to send them an email or call and know directly from them. And I doubt they will reply to email or receive a call in this situation. I know lots of students are having trouble because of the lockdown and office closure but it is the situation in Nepal and some other countries as well. Hopefully, offices will open soon and you guys will get your equivalence.

  • I really love your blog.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own personal site and want to know where you got this from or what the theme is called. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *