Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

"Kathmandu University and Crown Institute of Higher Education Double Degree in Bachelor of Information Technology"

Introduction

The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) is a collaborative undergraduate program run by Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal, covering the first two years of study, and Crown Institute of Higher Education (CIHE), Australia, overseeing the remaining two years of study. Each intake can accommodate a total of 30 students, providing an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves in the robust academic environments of both KU and Australia within the promising field of information technology. Students who choose to continue their studies in Nepal or encounter challenges securing an Australian visa have the option to transition to either the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Technology in Artificial Intelligence program at Kathmandu University. In case the number of such students is 50% or more of the intake size, the Department will offer a full-fledged BIT program(for the remaining two years the students will continue with the courses of the BIT Program) with the possibility of graduating as a BIT graduate from Kathmandu University itself. Students joining CIHE will simultaneously receive degrees from two institutions, benefiting from a more cost-effective fee structure compared to the standard program, along with numerous scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility

  • Nepalese and international applicants who have completed +2 Science (Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science, and Mathematics) with a minimum of 50% marks or a CGPA of 2.0 or equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the program.
  • Students with a robust academic record, proficient English skills, and who meet financial requirements for an Australian student visa will have a better chance to secure an Australian student visa. For more information please refer, https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500.

Admission Process and dates

  • Publication of Application notice – 20 January 2024
  • Registration, Application Form Filling, and Payment Open - 21 January 2024
  • Last Date of Registration 7 February 2024
  • Last Date of Application Form Filling and Payment 8 February 2024
  • Entrance Exam (To be Announced Soon)
  • Admission at Kathmandu University (To be Announced Soon)
  • Classes Start date at KU (To be Announced Soon)
  • Joining CIHE (After 2 years, 2026) (Subject to the securing of the Australian Student Visa)

Documents Required with the Application

  • Academic Transcripts and degree certificates
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photo
  • Copy of passport (optional)

Registration, Transcript, and Degree Certificate

  • Students will be registered at both partner institutions.
  • At the end of each semester, credit will be transferred from both institutions.
  • Those students completing the degree in a joint mode at both institutions will receive a double degree (one from each institution separately).
  • Those students completing the four-year degree from KU will receive a degree from KU only.
  • A special convocation will be held in Nepal with designated representatives from Crown

Sessions and Mobility

Sem.1 Sem.2 Sem.3 Sem.4 Sem.5 Sem.6 Sem.7 Sem.8

Enroll and take courses at KU

Continue taking courses at KU

Continue taking courses at KU and start Australian Student visa processing

Continue taking courses at KU and complete the student visa processing to Australia

If a student visa gets secured, join CIHE

Continue courses at CIHE

Continue taking Courses at CIHE

Continue taking courses at CIHE (Dual degree awarded)

If the visa gets rejected, switch to Computer Science or BTech in AI, or if the student number is 50% or more, KU will offer a full-fledged BIT Program.

Continue taking courses at KU

Continue taking courses at KU

Continue courses at KU (KU degree awarded)

Fee Structure:

  • Tuition Fees (For the first 2 years): Same as Kathmandu University Bachelor of Computer Science Program/ BTech in Artificial Intelligence Program.
  • Tuition Fees (For the last 2 years): as per CIHE’s fee structure. Discounted tuition fees for students getting admitted via the KU route: Students will get a discounted fee if they enroll via the KU route to complete the study at CIHE in Australia Subsidized fee structure for the program, with a tuition fee of AUS$ 7200 per semester, against the normal fees of AUS$ 9000 per semester.

Scholarship:

KU Scholarship CIHE Scholarship
100% scholarship to the topper, 50% to second topper and 25% to the third topper of each semester in the next
semester’s tuition fees for the study period at KU.

Scholarship Deans Award scholarship (10% reduction in tuition fee for Distinction average and 15% reduction in tuition fee for High distinction average)

Special scholarship for students enrolled under the KU-CIHE partnership program 50% tuition fee waiver to the student topping the batch during their studies at KU with the CGPA for 3 semesters.


Contact

Email: soe_admission@ku.edu.np