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Bachelor of Social Work | TU

Bachelor of Social Work which is also known as BSW is a 4 year annual program of Tribhuvan University or TU. St. Xavier's College first initiated a BSW course in Nepal in the academic fraternity. Social work education is a holistic approach to providing the knowledge base required for practice through a theoretical approach, skills development, and learning through simultaneous fieldwork. It helps to embed important ethical values through exposure, supervision, and continuous self-reflection.

BSW education also helps to change the individual personality and can be beneficial to developing a positive attitude toward work. It is mainly concerned with changing the lives of people. Social workers can be agents of change for people who are strongly in need of protection, care, and guidance. They can assist people in solving their day-to-day problems and also actively work for the rights of children, women, youth, etc. TU BSW course is one of the growing fields in Nepal and anyone willing to choose a career in this field will be benefitted.

Fee structure of TU BSW course:

By looking at the fee structure of different campuses in Kathmandu, it can be estimated that the cost of studying TU BSW courses ranges from NRs. 4 to 6 lakhs. However, for authentic knowledge of fees, the aspirants are advised to visit the official website of the campus or visit the campus itself.

Objectives of Bachelor of Social Work

The BSW level is designed by Tribhuvan University is created in such a way that the learners can be well accustomed to the following:

  • BSW provides broader knowledge related to human nature and society.
  • Demonstrate necessary knowledge and ideas related to understanding social policy and develop the necessary skills needed to analyze, formulate, and change existing social policy.
  • Demonstrate the value base of profession guided by certain ethics and moral standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the field visit experiences that cover a wide range of opportunities like applying knowledge, skills, and values vital for social welfare practice; using supervision and consultant appropriate for work, etc.
  • BSW graduates gain expertise in the six fields of social well-being advocacy, broker, change agent, counselor, mediator, and researcher.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Social Work

The admission requirements for the TU BSW course are as follows;

Entrance Exam:

The entrance examination is taken by academic institutions themselves to evaluate the students. The Humanities faculty of Tribhuvan University has not designed any specific entrance exam like the Management faculty.


The candidates interested in applying for the Bachelor of Social Work or BSW course are required to fulfill the following criteria:

  • +2 or equivalent level of education from any board/ institutions/ universities recognized by TU.   
  • Students from any stream can apply for this. But he/ she should have scored at least 45% in the intermediate level.

Career and Scope

If we see the number of INGOs and NGOs in Nepal then one can easily presume the scope of the BSW course. It is one of the most multi-dimensional subjects that incorporates service to the needy and a handsome salary simultaneously. The BSW graduates can work in different positions in:

  • Government Jobs
  • Banks and corporate houses
  • Academic Sector
  • Media Sector
  • Consultancies and institutes
  • Research and field work