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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 (including a thesis). Also, a certain level of proficiency in German is required but can be obtained after enrolment.

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 doctorate can be started in the winter or summer term (i.e. October or April). Applications can be submitted at any time, but if you are planning on starting in October and are applying from abroad, it is advisable to submit your application by June 1st of the current year. If you are planning on starting in April, it is advisable to submit your application by December 1st of the preceding year. (The admission and enrolment process can take quite a long for international candidates).

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