Master of Arts Scholarship 

The Rangjung Yeshe Institute is delighted to offer a limited number of two-year merit- and need-based scholarships, for the Master of Arts (MA) Program. The Master of Arts Scholarship is for new students applying to study in the either the MA in Buddhist Studies or MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology program, not for existing MA students. 

Existing students can apply for the Merit Based Scholarship

The award is for two years, four semesters (fall and spring semesters only), subject to achieving a GPA of 3.0 and reapplying each year. The value of each award is approximately 50% of the applicable tuition fee.  

Scholarship award decisions are primarily based on academic merit and a personal application statement.  

Applicants who wish to also apply for financial aid are encouraged to submit their application by January 15, if they want to be prioritised for financial aid. Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15 until all financial aid has been awarded. Awards will start to be announced by February 28. 

Eligibility: who can apply? 

  • International, SAARC and Nepali applicants 
  • Must have applied for the MA in Buddhist Studies or MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology program. 
  • Students must take full time study, 15 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). 
  • Master of Arts Scholarship students must study on campus. 

To apply for the Master of Arts Scholarship, please complete and submit the application form found here.

Timing and Award Decisions 

Applications from eligible students are accepted from November 1 to January 15.  

Award decisions are communicated by February 28. 


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