In partnership with the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), the U21 Health Sciences Group is very pleased to announce the second U21 Global Learning Partnership.

Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) provide the opportunity for students and academics from the U21 Health Sciences Group to develop a cooperative relationship with students and academics from another partnering university. The GLP is a unique global placement experience that embraces an equal international partnership between academic institutions in order to build capacity, share resources and generate mutually beneficial educational experiences.

Students who participate in a GLP placement have the opportunity to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, work as part of an inter-professional team and build ongoing, interactive relationships across the globe. Students are selected from a variety of health disciplines to work in collaboration with the partnering university to serve communities in Nepal and exchange knowledge, ideas and research.

The program will run from 11th March to 6th April 2018 and will include:

o   One week of university-based learning at KUSMS in Dhulikhel

o   Three weeks of community-based work at the DhungaKharka Health Center, an outreach health center of Dhulikhel Hospital

The program will have 20 students: 8 from KUSMS and 12 from the U21 Health Sciences Group. U21 students will be selected from a variety of health disciplines.

The cost for the 4-week program is $1,800 USD. This includes accommodation, meals (except for lunches for the university-based week), ground transportation and learning materials. NOTE: not included are air fares, travel insurance and required vaccinations.


  • Dentistry, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences students studying in a U21 Health Sciences Group member university.

  • Students who have completed at least 2 years of study


Applications for this year are now closed. Information and how to apply for 2019 will be updated here soon.

For more details about the GLP, please visit

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