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The prerequisite for admission to the PhD program in Buddhist Studies is an outstanding specialist qualification as well as an above-average Magister Artium or Master of Arts degree (or an equivalent diploma) in a relevant field of study. Also, a certain level of proficiency in German is required but can be obtained after enrolment. We welcome applications from students in the final phase of their Magister or Master’s degree.

Knowledge of at least one of the historical source languages of Buddhism is required. Students will have the opportunity to acquire (further) language skills during the PhD program.

The degree can be started in  winter or summer terms. Applications for the winter semester should be received by 1st June of the current year; applications for the summer semester should be received by 1st December of the preceding year. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by the end of July or the end of January respectively.

Applicants are required to fill in and submit the complete documents in the Online Application Tool of the LMU Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies.