Buddhist Studies Scholarships

“At all times, the practitioner must be skilled in balancing wisdom and method.”
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Scholarships support individuals who wish to study the dharma. KF accepts applications from students, practitioners, and scholars from all traditions, schools, and sects of Buddhism. These scholarships fund tuition or other expenses related to one’s studies. Applicants for this scholarship are usually working toward an BA, MA, or MPhil degree, or are in a certificate program.



KF accepts open scholarship applications twice a year, from December 15 – January 15 and from June 15 – July 15. Applicants will be notified by May 15 and November 15, respectively.


Applications are reviewed by an international selection committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.


KF Buddhist Studies Scholarships generally range from US$500 to $3,000, and occasionally more, depending on the program.


August 2020 – Khyentse Foundation is in the process of moving to an online application platform. The online portal will be open to applicants in late fall 2020. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions, please contact scholarships@khyentsefoundation.org



Students applying to Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal should apply directly to RYI. KF gives RYI an annual amount toward financial aid for ordained sangha, lay students, and work-study participants. Tuition awards are partial or full, depending on need.