Types of Seat/Scholarship

There are four categories of seats available for the PAHS MBBS Program:

  1. Full Scholarship
  2. Partial Scholarship
  3. Collaborative Scholarship
  4. Full Payment

Reservation:

As per the provision in the PAHS Act, considering 10% of the total seats of have been reserved for the applicants under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region and Karnali.

 There is also a single seat reserved for children of faculty and staff of PAHS including PatanHospital who stands best in the internal competition.

 However, the applicants are subjected to score a minimum score designated by PAHS in the Entrance Exam, failing in which, the vacant number will be automatically fulfilled by the best candidate from the other categories.

 Among the reserved quota, the selection will be done by merit basis.

 Mandatory Service Obligation: 4 years in Government/PAHS designated institutions for Full Scholarship                                             & 2 years in Government/PAHS designated institutions for Partial Scholarship.

 1.       Full Scholarship:

Full Scholarship is provided for 15% of the total seats to the “Economically Marginalized” students with secondary level (Grade 8, 9, 10) schooling from a community school.

 45% of the total seats of Full Scholarship have been reserved for the applicants under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region.

One full scholarship for a candidate from backward region will be sponsored by Doctors for Nepal, UK. For additional information, please visit website: www.doctorsfornepal.org  

Preference will be given to the applicants with Health Science background who meets the criteria of Nepal Medical Council and has served in Government Health Institutions of remote sector for the assigned period of time (i.e.,2 years).

Mandatory Service Obligation: 4 years in Government or PAHS designated institutions.

 2.       Partial Scholarship:

Partial Scholarship is provided for 25% of the total seats. Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply in this category but the preference for selection is given under following basis:

  • Permanent Resident of Remote Region
  • Secondary level (Grade 8, 9, 10) schooling from a community school
  • Fall under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region
  • Have done Certificate Level in Health Sciences and having been worked in Government Institutions of Remote Regions for at least 2 years.

Mandatory Service Obligation: 2 years in Government or PAHS designated institutions.

 3.       Collaborative Scholarship:

This scholarship will be availed out of the Partial Scholarship Category, only when an organization or an individual reaches the Local governing body to support the outstanding student/s from a particular geographical region (preferably remote region) not decreasing 25% in the Partial Scholarship Category. There will be a free competition among the applicants who meet the criteria as defined in the three-party agreement and the best student/s will be rewarded the scholarship. However, the applicant/s has to pass through the PAHS screening process. 

 Mandatory Service Obligation: At least 4 years (depending upon condition led down by the sponsor) in Sponsor/Government or PAHS designated institutions.

 4.       Full Payment:

60% of the total seats are available for the Full Fee Paying Category. Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply in this category.  The selection is fully done in Merit basis through the performance of the PAHS screening process. 

Service Obligation: Strongly encouraged and expected to serve in rural areas of the country.

 *Backward Region is defined as the following districts as defined by SambhidhanSabhaSadasyaNirwachanAin 2064 and SambhidhanSabhaSadasyaNirwachanNiyamawali, 2064, Dapha 7, Upadapha 3, anusuchi 1 under which the following districts lies:

  • Humla, Jumla, Dolpa, Kalikot, Mugu  (All 5 districts of Karnali Region)
  • Achham, Bajhang, Bajura (Seti District)
  • Jajarkot (Bheri)

 *Remote Region as defined by Government Policy Document (Nepal Rajpatra, Bhag 4, Khanda 42, Sankhya 50, 2049/12/16)