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.

Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language

The next program starts on August 19, 2020.
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.)

Non-Degree Program

The next program starts on August 19, 2020.
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.)

Certificate Course in Buddhist Studies

The next program starts on August 19, 2020.
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 Preparatory Program in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language

The next program starts on August 19, 2020.
Applications are accepted each year between November 1 and July 1.
Late application is possible from July 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)

For those who are applying to the Tsadra Foundation for a scholarship the application deadline is January 15, 2020. The applicant should notify RYI that they are applying for a Tsadra Foundation scholarship. Admissions decisions will be communicated by January 29, 2020. If accepted, the applicant will then receive an acceptance letter from RYI which can be used as part of their application to the Tsadra Foundation.

MA Program in Buddhist Studies

The next program starts on August 19, 2020.
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.)

For those who are applying to the Tsadra Foundation for a scholarship the application deadline is January 15, 2020. The applicant should notify RYI that they are applying for a Tsadra Foundation scholarship. Admissions decisions will be communicated by January 29, 2020. If accepted, the applicant will then receive an acceptance letter from RYI which can be used as part of their application to the Tsadra Foundation.

MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology

The next program starts on August 19, 2020.
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.)

For those who are applying to the Tsadra Foundation for a scholarship the application deadline is January 1, 2020. The applicant should notify RYI that they are applying for a Tsadra Foundation scholarship. After a preliminary assessment, if the candidate is deemed suitable, they are provisionally accepted and moved to the next phase of the admissions process. Those who are provisionally accepted will receive, by email, texts to translate by January 6, 2020. The translations are due back, by email, to RYI admissions by Jan 20, 2020.  (The texts are just 2-3 pages long.) If accepted, the applicant will receive an acceptance letter from RYI which can be used as part of their application to the Tsadra Foundation.

 

Online Learning

Start studying Classical Tibetan with a moderator as an interactive or for-credit student any time from September 15 - March 15.

Applications for For-Credit and Interactive courses are accepted starting August 15.  Once registration is complete, students will have access to this course for one year, but access to the moderator is limited to September 15 - June 15.

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 10, 2020.
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 10, 2020.
Applications are accepted each year between October 1 and May 1.

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 19, 2020.
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.