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Study Buddhist Studies in Germany: 2 Universities with 2 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Buddhist Studies is a scholarly field that explores the religious, philosophical, and cultural aspects of Buddhism. This discipline examines the teachings of the Buddha, various Buddhist traditions across Asia, meditation practices, and the historical development of Buddhism. Students delve into Pali, Sanskrit, and Tibetan texts, learning about key concepts like karma, mindfulness, and enlightenment. The curriculum includes the study of Buddhist art, rituals, and the religion's influence on different societies. Skills developed include textual analysis, cross-cultural understanding, and philosophical inquiry. Graduates often pursue careers in academia, religious practice, counseling, or cultural preservation, where they apply their insights into Buddhist philosophy and ethics.

Overview

masters
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Study Programs in English

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Universities

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Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

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€ 0 (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 0 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 31 and September 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 15

View all 2 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Buddhist Studies

#132Times Higher Education Ranking
Universität Hamburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 43,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #214
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Leipzig University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 30,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #447

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2 English Degree Programs for Buddhist Studies in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
100% no admission restriction
0% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

50% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
50% via uni-assist

Language Requirements

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Program Features

4-4 semesters

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Master of Arts

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List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Buddhist Studies

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Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Universität Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)