Ordained Sangha Scholarship

The Ordained Sangha Scholarship was established to support the study of monks and nuns who wish to obtain formal academic degrees in Buddhist Studies. The Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) offers a limited amount of Ordained Sangha Scholarships each year.  

RYI welcomes applicants from all full-time students from all nationalities who have been ordained as monks or nuns in a Buddhist tradition.

Each scholarship award covers 100% of tuition fees at RYI for the fall and spring semesters for the full duration of the degree program to which the applicant has been admitted. This scholarship is not available for the summer program.

Eligibility: who can apply? 

To apply for an Ordained Sangha Scholarship, a student must: 

  • Be ordained as a monk or nun in a Buddhist tradition. 
  • Be enrolled full-time in the BA or an MA program at RYI. 
  • Students must take full time study, 15 credits (For credit) in each semester for which they receive the scholarship (Note: failure to pass a class in one semester will result in the loss of the scholarship for the following semester.) 

To apply for an Ordained Sangha Scholarship, please complete and submit the online application form here

Timing and Award Decisions 

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

Award decisions are communicated by February 28. 

Donate to this Scholarship Fund

This scholarship exists due to the generosity of private donors like the Khyentse Foundation. Would you also like to help us support these students? If so, please visit our donation page, or contact us.


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