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 Semester 2021 and Spring Semester 2022 classes online.
The Fall Semester runs from August 23 - December 17, 2021.
No classes for reading week from October 11 to October 15, 2021.
Applications closing July 31.
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.
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.
For Undergraduate course list and schedule for Fall 2021, please check the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on a mobile device) under the section "Undergraduate Courses For Fall 2021".
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 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...
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...
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. For Fall Semester 2021 RYI will offer a selection of non-for-credit courses online. More information available here.