New in 2017: Certificate Course in Buddhist Studies. Apply Now

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, students will have the opportunity to earn an academic Certificate in Buddhist Studies after spending just two semesters studying on campus at RYI. This new certificate course was developed for interested students wishing to get a taste of studying Buddhist philosophy and learn Tibetan or meditation without committing to a four-year BA program. The new certificate program in Buddhist Studies is also compatible with some gap-year study programs in that students can receive academic credit that can be applied to appropriate BA study programs later.