Bachelor of Arts Scholarships

RYI is delighted to offer a limited number of four-year merit- and need-based scholarships, for the Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies and Himalayan Languages Program. These scholarships are for new students and not for existing BA Program students (existing students can apply for the Merit Based Scholarship). The value of each award is 50% of the applicable tuition fee. These scholarships are for four years of study, subject to maintaining 3.0 GPA. Applications will be accepted until April 30 and awards will be announced on May 15.

Eligibility: In order to apply for a BA Scholarship, a student must:

· Have applied for the BA program.

· Applicants must have a higher secondary school transcript (through grade 12) and students from Nepali high schools should have a minimum score of second division/45 percent.

· Have excellent English language skills. Applicants whose native language is not English and who do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a university in an English-speaking country must submit results of an English proficiency test. The required test scores for entry into the BA are as follows: TOEFL-iBT score of 90, with the writing score at least 22; a CEF/CERF/GeR level in English of B2; an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no score lower than 5.5 on any one band, or a TOEFL test score at least 575.

· Students must take at least 12 credits (For Credit) in each semester for which they receive the scholarship. (Note: failure to pass any class during the fall semester will render a student ineligible for the award in the spring).

· Submit a complete scholarship application on time.

· All new BA students will need to be on campus to join the program. To apply for the BA Scholarship, please complete and submit the application form found here

Timing and Award Decisions

Applications from eligible students are accepted from March 6, 2023, to April 30, 2023.

Decisions related to scholarship awards will be notified to applicants by May 15, 2023.

As a condition of receiving a scholarship, successful applicants are required to prepare one 250-word article with suitable images per semester, two in total per year, for publishing on RYI’s Student Blog.


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