Admissions Process and Course Dates

All applications to RYI/CBS are accepted online through the RYI Portal. RYI/CBS does not accept written applications submitted by mail or in person. Should you need assistance with application, contact us.

Depending on the program for which you apply, some or all of the following items are required:

  • Personal Details
  • Application Essay
  • Academic transcripts and diplomas, with English translations where applicable
  • Letter(s) of reference
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Application fee
Application Fee Regular Application Late Application
Nepalese NPR 500 NPR 1,000
SAARC US$35 US$70
International (others) US$50 US$125

 

So how to start your application?

For program-specific information regarding the application process, please click on the program name below and follow the instructions provided there.

Once your complete application is submitted, it will be reviewed by RYI's admissions committee. The time required to review applications is normally between two and four weeks. You will be notified by email once a decision has been made.

Successful applicants are required to formally accept the offer of admission by email and to pay the full tuition fee, or initial deposit (see individual requirements for each program), in order to secure their place in the program.

Certificate Course in Buddhist Studies

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between January 1 and July 1.

*Attention: Applicants who are required to take the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) must apply by early in order to take the exam.

Late application is possible from July 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between January 1 and July 1.

*Attention: Applicants who are required to take the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) must apply early in order to take the exam.

Late application is possible from July 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

Non-Degree Program

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between January 1 and July 1.

*Attention: Applicants who are required to take the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) must apply early in order to take the exam.

Late application is possible from July 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

MA Preparatory Program in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between January 1 and July 1.
Late application is possible from July 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

MA Program in Buddhist Studies

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.

Applications are accepted at several times during the year:

  1. June 1 - August 1, with decisions made by August 30 (for the program starting the following year).
  2. November 1 - March 1, with decisions made by March 30.

Late applicants is possible from March 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between November 1 - March 1 with decisions made by March 30.

Late applicants is possible from March 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

Online Learning

Interactive online courses start at the beginning of September or in mid-January each year along with the start of classes on campus each semester. Please see the RYI calendar for more details.

Applications for interactive courses in the fall are accepted starting July 1 and close the Friday before the start of classes.
For the spring semester, applications open December 1 and close the Friday before the start of classes.
Students may register and begin courses in the self-study format at anytime.

Translator Training Program

Our next 12 month intensive translator training program starts on June 13, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between November 1 and March 1, with admission decisions made by March 30.
Late applicants is possible after March 1 until start of the program but are subject to a late application fee.

Summer Program

RYI's next summer program starts on June 13, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between October 1 and May 1.

*Attention: Applicants who are required to take the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) must apply early in order to take the exam.

Late application is possible from May 1 until start of the program but are subject to a late application fee.

Study Abroad

The next program starts on August 22, 2018.
Applications are accepted each year between January 1 and July 1.
Late application is possible from July 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

Research Affiliation

Researchers may begin their association with RYI at any time during the academic year.
Applications are accepted year-round for this program.

PhD Program

PhD students may commence their research once their proposal has been approved by the KU-CBS research panel which meets on an "as required" basis.

Applications are accepted at any time during the academic year. Click here for application instructions.