In Nepal
Students need to pass KUMET or IOM exams to enter Medical Colleges in Nepal

KU Aff iliated Colleges
KUMET exam is held in July every year and sometimes second exam is held in January. Exam format is same as that of MOE but there are no negative markings. Pass mark is 40% and questions are usually easier. Merit list position is considered during admission and in addition most of the colleges take interview too. Same merit list is also valid for entering BDS. There are two sessions in KU, August and February. Most of the colleges take intake in August except Lumbini and KUMS where intake is in February.
Total tuition fee for 5 years is in the range of 27 to 35 lakhs excluding accommodation, food, exam fee etc. Mode of payment is variable, most of the college prefer single payment in the beginning and in doing so they may give some discount.

T U Affiliated Colleges
The same exam for scholarship is also valid for donation seats in other TU affiliated college. Pass mark is 50% and the past record shows that half of the total applicant obtain pass mark. It is more difficult than KUMET exam. From last year separate exam is held for BDS. Session starts from Mangsir.
Fee structure is slightly lower than KU affiliated colleges and ranges from 10 to 25 lakhs. In IOM 17 seats are allotted for foreign students under the self finance but in case seats are not fulfilled by foreign students, vacant seats are fulfilled by Nepalese students and the selection strictly follows the merit list of scholarship entrance.

Entrance exam is same for scholarship (Heavily subsidized) and donation (partially subsidized) seats. You may apply for the both. It is tough to enter even in partially subsidized seats and requires a vigorous preparation. Total tuition fee is 20 lakhs, divided into 4 installments.

PAHS, Paten
It is starting from this year. Entrance exam will be held in Baisakh and it is the same as the scholarship seats exam. There are 3 category of donation seats Rs. 15 lakhs, Rs. 20 lakhs and 30 lakhs. In addition to the written test interview will be held for successful candidate.

Outside Nepal
Around 500 students go to Bangladesh, over 200 to China, over 100 to Philippines and few to Russian countries. The question of recognition is obsolete these days as you need to take permission from Nepal Medical Council (PH-4371566) before going into any colleges outside Nepal and council will verify the status of recognition. These are different advantages and disadvantage in these countries but none of these are a good alternate to colleges in Nepal. Total cost including tuition, food and accommodation (excluding book, air-fare and pocket money) in China will be Rs. 15-20 lakhs, in Bangladesh 20-28 lakhs and Philippines 28-36 lakhs. Only the advantage is that one can pay in annual installment, and it is relatively easier to get a seat. Any student who has 50% marks in plus 2 may directly join any of the Chinese University. For Bangladesh one need to have GPA 8, that roughly corresponds with 65% in plus two and there should be no gap of more than half a year after plus two exams.