Undergraduate Studies

In light of the current situation around the world, and in order to ensure the best possible conditions for students and staff to remain safe and healthy, RYI will offer all of its fall 2020 and spring 2021 classes online.

Applications are now open for fall semester programs and will close on August 9.

Orientation begins August 26.

Classes begin August 31.

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Undergraduate studies are for those who have completed higher secondary school (10+2) but have not earned a bachelor's degree, or for those who have completed a bachelor's degree program in a different discipline and now want to join a program of Buddhist Studies.

Undergraduate students may enroll in the full four-year BA program or alternatively, study as visiting students or non-degree students.

Please note that the entry requirement of a higher secondary school diploma may, in exceptional circumstances, be waived for applicants seeking to enroll as non-degree students, but that such students will not be eligible to receive study visas.

Bachelor of Arts

The Centre for Buddhist Studies offers a four-year program in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA). The courses in the BA program fall within two main areas of study: Buddhist Philosophy, History, and Culture, and Himalayan Language. Read more...

Study Abroad

Study Abroad participate fully in campus life and have opportunities to explore the local community around Boudhanath and the larger Kathmandu Valley. Study abroad is a doorway to new cultures, languages, and ways of thought and we invite you to join us here in Boudha at this nexus of Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhist culture. Read more...

Non-Degree Students

Students can apply for non-degree study at Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Non-degree students do not receive academic credit for their studies, nor are they eligible for student visas. This means that study will be limited to one academic year (September through April) for international non-degree students. Read more...

MA Preparatory Program

The Centre for Buddhist Studies offers an MA preparatory program in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language to prepare students to join one of the Centre’s MA programs or a Buddhist Studies, Area Studies, Religious Studies or similar MA program at another university. Read more...

Certificate Course

The Centre for Buddhist Studies now offers a Certificate Course in Buddhist Studies for students who want to devote one or two semesters to learning more about the Buddhist tradition as it is studied in Tibetan monasteries and in universities, along with the possibility of studying the Tibetan, Sanskrit, or Nepali languages. Read more...