KATHMANDU, May 2: The US-based Webster University (WU) has urged the Nepali students to get world-class education from its campuses run in different continents as well as in the USA. WU officials who are in Kathmandu to introduce several initiatives of the university informed that the university will facilitate students from different economic backgrounds to achieve first-tier American University degree.
WU is the only prominent US University operating campuses in four continents and students can either completely study at any of these campuses or move around the global network of campuses, said the university officials.
"This is a unique way to gain global exposure," says Samrat Ray Chaudhuri, director of Global Enrollment, highlighting various strengths of WU which includes a liberal arts curriculum, student-centered learning, and a unique way of providing general education via global citizenship program. Over 100 majors are offered by WU.
WU has recently signed a MoU with Kathmandu-based Thames International College. This was facilitated by the US Embassy in Nepal as a part of a program for the cultural exchange of students.
Ashley Grierson, a regional director overseeing the recruitment of Webster's USA campuses, strongly emphasized the potential of students from Nepal being able to utilize the curricular training options in the US as opposed to other parts of the world, where students were limited to learning via classroom lectures.
Webster's Thailand campus is the most popular campus for Nepali students over the past decade and a half. Prominent alumni of Webster Thailand are working globally or are achieving success in Nepal.
"Every fall, we offer a full tuition fee waiver and several partial scholarships to qualified individuals for studying any undergraduate or graduate program offered at the Thailand Campus," said Chaudhuri. The selection will be based on a scholarship contest amongst the participants of the Fairs and Seminars in Nepal. “There are no special awards for any agents. Every applicant is treated equally,” he added.
According to Chaudhuri, the Netherlands campus under the university is becoming a very desirable destination in Europe due to the high standard of education and living. Furthermore, there are some opportunities of work-cum-study there.
Grerison will be visiting the Valley regularly to conduct several seminars and to meet the students and parents of prospective students of Webster USA campuses.
Founded in 1915, WU is a private, non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus located in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online.
WU has campuses in the USA, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, China, the Netherlands, Greece and Ghana.
Webster's world traveler program supports students in this mission by providing one round-trip ticket to students who want to travel to another Webster campus, according to the WU visiting officials.