Admissions

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 FeeRegular ApplicationLate Application
NepaleseNPR 500NPR 1,000
SAARCUS$35US$70
International (others)US$50US$125



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 17, 2022.

Applications are accepted between January 1 and July 1 for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 school year.

Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

Non-Degree Program

The next program starts on August 17, 2022.

Applications are accepted between January 1 and July 1 for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 school year.

Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

MA Preparatory Program in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language

The next program starts on August 17, 2022.

Applications are accepted between November 1 and July 1 for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 school year.

Late application may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

For those who are applying to the Tsadra Foundation for a scholarship the application deadline is January 15. The applicant should notify RYI that they are applying for a Tsadra Foundation scholarship. Admissions decisions will be communicated by January 29. 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 17, 2022.

Applications are accepted between November 1 – March 1 with decisions made by March 30.

Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

For those who are applying to the Tsadra Foundation for a scholarship, the application deadline is January 15. The applicant should notify RYI that they are applying for a Tsadra Foundation scholarship. Admissions decisions will be communicated by January 29. 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 17, 2022.

Applications are accepted between November 1 – March 1 with decisions made by March 30.

Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

For those who are applying to the Tsadra Foundation for a scholarship, the application deadline is January 1. 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. The translations are due back, by email, to RYI admissions by Jan 20.  (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.

Translator Training Program

The next program starts on June 8, 2022.

Applications are accepted each year between November 1 and March 30.

Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

Summer Program

The next program starts on June 6 and ends on August 4, 2022.

Applications are accepted each year between October 1 and May 1, 2022.

Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

Study Abroad

The next program starts on August 17, 2022.

Applications are accepted between January 1 and July 1 for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 school year.
Late applications may be accepted and are subject to a late application fee.

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.

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