Admission Procedure- SDSAS

Lumbini Buddhist University calls for application for admission in the Master Programs in School of Development Studies & Applied Sciences for the academic year 2021

 

Academic Programs open for admission are:

  1. Master in Agroforestry (MAF)
  2. Master in Development Studies (MDS)
  3. Master in Environmental Studies (MES)

 

Requirements:

Academic: Bachelor or equivalent in any stream, CGPA 2.5 or 50% in aggregate

English language proficiency, either of the followings:

  • Letter of recommendation on English as a medium of instruction at the Bachelor level
  • Certificate of international English language proficiency tests.

 

Documents to be submitted:

  1. Completed Application Form : admission.lbu.edu.np
  2. Pay application fee via Online Payment Gateway
  3. Passport-size Photo
  4. Attested Scan copies of a) Mark Sheet/Transcript and b) Character Certificate of i) Higher Secondary/Grade XII and ii) Bachelor level
  5. Attested Scan copy of Citizenship (Passport copy for foreign students)

 

Application Deadline: January 20, 2021

PROGRAM INFORMATION PACK 2021

Download Student’s Program Information pack 2021 to get full information about SDSAS and it’s programs 

This Section introduces the applicant to the details of the application procedure, entrance test, and admission thereafter.

 

Application form available at Admission.lbu.edu.np

Fees Structure

Payable to University

(Amount in Nepalese Rupees)

SN

Particulars

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

1

Entrance Fee

2,500

0

0

0

2

LBU Registration

5,000

0

0

0

3

Tuition fee per Month

12,500

12,500

12,500

12,500

4

ID card

500

0

0

0

5

Game and Sports

*

*

*

*

6

Library fee

4,000

0

0

0

7

Library Card

500

0

0

0

8

Laboratory Fee

*

*

*

*

9

Library Deposit

5,000

0

0

0

10

Examination Mid Term

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

11

Examination Semester End

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

12

College Development Fund

1,000

0

0

0

13

Student Welfare

5,000

0

0

0

14

Security Deposit

5,000

0

0

0

15

Thesis

0

0

0

15,000

16

Seminar

*

*

*

*

17

Field Visit

*

*

*

*

18

Publication

*

*

*

*

 

Sub Total

44,500

16,000

16,000

31,000

 Five Months Fee

62,500

62,500

62,500

62,500

 Payment per Student at Semester End

107,000

78,500

78,500

93,500

Installments of Payment

At the time of Admission

53,500

39,250

39,250

46,750

At the time of Final Examination

53,500

39,250

39,250

46,750

Total Payment Students in 2 Years

357,500

Fees for International Students 

Fee for SAARC Students

536,250

Fee for International Students

715,000

Note: * Will be decided later.

    

 

Other expenses (monthly)

The following information applies to the normal living conditions in and around Lumbini and Devdaha, and may vary according to the specific needs of the learners.

  • Living expenses (per month)
    • Accommodation Rs5,000/-
    • Food Rs15,000/-

 

LBU suggests to buy Insurance policy by the learners that may be around Rs3,000/- in general. 

 

 

Requirements:

Academics

Bachelor or equivalent in any stream, CGPA 2.5 or 50% in aggregate

 

Language

English language proficiency, either of the followings:

  • Letter of recommendation on English as a medium of instruction at the Bachelor level
  • Certificate of international English language proficiency tests.

 

Digital skills

Candidates are expected to have skills in general computer applications such as word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations and communications (e.g. email, online sessions etc).

 

 

Application

 

Filling up Application Form

  1. online form
  2. Fill the online application form available at the website: admission.lbu.edu.np 
  3. Fill up the form with the required information
    1. Select the program of your choice.
    2. Fill up the personal and academic information.
    3. Upload your recent passport size photograph. Requirements for a valid photograph are explained in appendix A1.
    4. Upload the required documents. Requirements for the document format are explained in appendix A2.
  4. The reference code will be sent to the applicant by SMS.
  5. Keep Reference no safely to pay application fee later and get admit card
  6. Information filled in earlier sections be saved and edited later. However, once the candidate uploads the documents, the payment evidence and submits the form, he/she will not be able to make any changes. Forms will be submitted once information is filled and the declaration is checked.
  7. In case of confusion or inability to complete the online form, e-mail your queries to sdasas@lbu.edu.np . Note that it may take several hours and even days to get a reply due to the huge amount of queries we receive.

Be sure to submit the completed online application form along with necessary documents and fees before the deadline.

 

 

Application (Entrance) fee

Pay the required application processing (entrance) fee (non-refundable) of NRs.2,500/- (Nepalese Rupees Two Thousand and Five Hundreds Only) within the specified time.

 

Application processing fee can be paid through the digital payment : E-sewa or Khalti

Documents to be submitted

 

  1. Application Letter with Statement of Intent
  2. Completed Application Form
  3. Payment via E-sewa or Khalti
  4. Scanned Passport-size photo 
  5. Attested scanned copy of Mark Sheet/Transcript (Higher Secondary/Grade XII)
  6. Attested copy of Character Certificate (Higher Secondary/Grade XII)
  7. Attested copy of Mark Sheet /Transcript (Bachelor level)
  8. Attested copy of Character Certificate (Bachelor level)
  9. Language proficiency document
  10. Attested copy of Citizenship (Passport copy for foreign students)

 

Application Deadline

January 29, 2021

 

After Application

Wait for your entrance test (interview) schedule to be available.

Entrance test
Upon submission of a completed application form, you will be notified of the entrance test (interview) schedule (date, time and mode). 

Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the entrance test will be conducted in a video interview by a panel of experts and university representatives.

Test schedule will be made available through email/phone message.

Appear in the entrance test (interview) in your scheduled date and time. Note that you must appear at the test in your scheduled date and time. There will be no rescheduling of the test date or time.

The interview questions will be generally based on your Statement of Intent, bachelor degrees, and work experience.

Admission

Upon completion of the entrance test (interview), admission offer list will be published on merit basis of 100 marks.

The list will be published in the university website and notice boards.

Merit list will be published on the following criteria:

 

Criteria

Score

Remarks

1.     grades of bachelor program

50

CGPA2.5 to 2.9: 25 to 35

CGPA3.0 to 3.4: 36 to 40

CGPA3.5 and above: 41 and above

2.     experience

15

@ score 2 per year (maximum 15 score)

3.     entrance test (interview)

35

Clarity on the career goal: 15

Language: 10

Mindfulness: 10

Aggregate of scores given by the panelists

 

Admission will be offered to other students on merit basis through second and third merit lists if the seat remains unfilled from the first merit list.

Other details of admission process and schedules will be as decided by the committee.

 

Schedule and Deadlines

Some important schedules and deadlines are listed below:

Activity

Period / Deadline

Remarks

Publication of the application Notice

November 15, 2020

National

Newspapers / LBU Website

Registration and Submission of Application Form

November 15, 2020 through January 20, 2021

Online through application portal

Last Date of Submission of Entrance Fee

January 20, 2021

 e-payment

Entrance test (interview) schedule publication

January 21, 2021

Online

Publication of final merit list for admission purpose

January 25, 2021

LBU Website

Admission of student begins

January 25, 2021 onwards

LBU Website / Main Campus / Devdaha School

Session begins: Orientation on LBU and SDSAS

February 1, 2021

Online by SDSAS officials

Orientation on Courses

February 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2021

Online by course instructors

 

 

Visa

For the international students, LBU will recommend for processing students visas application upon admission to the program.

 

Scholarship

There are provisions of scholarships in accordance to the policies of the Government of Nepal and the Lumbini Buddhist University.  

 

More specifically the policies include:

  • available for bonafide students (duly registered and all dues cleared)
  • generally applicable to the Tuition Fees
  • In the case of corporate scholarships, the terms & conditions will be as per the policies of the University and the respective donor.

 

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

Special consideration during COVID-19 situation, the sessions will be conducted online in the academic year 2021.

 

 

For further details, contact:

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Appendix:

 

A1. Photograph Requirements:

  • Photograph must be in color.
  • Photograph must be a recent photo of the candidate.
  • Face must be clearly visible with plain background.
  • At least 50-60 % of image must be covered with face.
  • Size of the photo must not be larger than 500 KB.

 

NOTE: The entrance and admission committee reserves the right to reject any candidate in case the photo submitted is very old and/or does not resemble to the candidate’s present appearance.

 

 

A2. Format of Documents to be uploaded:

  • All the documents must be merged into a single document.
  • The scanned document must be clear and readable.
  • All portion of the document must be clearly visible.
  • The size of each document must not be larger than 500 KB.
  • Document must match with the details submitted during the filling of the admission form.
  • The documents submitted with the application form must be produced in original during admission, if admission is offered.

 

NOTE: The entrance and admission committee reserves the right to reject any candidate in case the copy of document submitted and the original does not match. The candidate may also be rejected if a major discrepancy is identified between the details filled in the form and the documents submitted/original produced.

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