Summer Pali Language Study

Summer Pāli Course

June 10 - August 6, 2020 (Eight weeks including four days of orientation)

The Pāli summer program is offered at the beginning level. The level of intensity of the course is high and students are expected to invest considerable time and effort in order to meet class requirements and academic expectations. Students who successfully complete the courses will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in Pāli.

This intensive Pāli course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of Pāli. The program provides a thorough grounding in the basics of Pāli, including a complete introduction to Pāli grammar. The course provides a strong foundation for the reading of Buddhist Pāli literature.

Students are lead through basic texts in a detailed and gradual manner so that even complete beginners will be able to access their meaning while building their vocabulary and gaining familiarity with the intricacies of Pāli grammar. 

For more information, please download the detailed course syllabus.

Early Application Fee Reduction

Applications to the Pāli summer course that are submitted between November 1 and November 30 will receive a fee reduction worth ten percent of tuition towards the cost of the summer course. This fee reduction applies to early applicants of all nationalities. Read more about the Early Application Fee Reduction here.

Admission Criteria

The Beginning Pāli course has a maximum enrollment of 15 students and all applications are subject to approval by the Centre for Buddhist Studies.


Pending approval by Kathmandu University, the Beginning Pāli course is accredited at the Centre for Buddhist Studies for Pāli I and Pāli II (6 credits total).

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