Nalanda University Admissions 2020-22

The Admissions for the Master's program for the academic batch 2020-22, at Nālandā University, is Open. 

The University is offering two years of Master’s programs in the areas of 

a) Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religion; 

b) Ecology & Environment Studies; 

c) Historical Studies

d) MBA in sustainable Development & Management

1.The eligibility criteria for the Master's program as follows:

(i) A Bachelor’s Degree (any stream) with a minimum of 15 years of prior studies with a GPA of at least 2.2 or above on a 4 point scale or equivalent grade if another grade point scale is used.

(ii) A student who has a background in any stream i.e. humanities/science/ engineering/management or literature can apply to any of the above said Masters' program, which is one of the unique things of the Nālandā University.

2. Age: No age limit 

3.    English Language proficiency: Courses will be taught in English

The applicants, whose native language is not English shall present the score of any one of the following English Language Tests:

a) TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)

b) IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

c) Any other standard English test used on an international platform

d) or completed a full-time degree-level course entirely taught and assessed in English.

4. Selection of the International students will be based on the Skype/video interview.

5. The students are requested to submit application form latest by 3rd week of June 2020 as the session starts early August.

6. Students are expected to submit the following documents:

a) A duly filled in application form

b) Scanned copies of mark-sheets

c) Statement of Purpose (The Statement of Purpose should reflect on the following points/questions. (i). Write a note on "The Relevance of the Culture to Education in Today’s World" (ii). Describe the student’s interest in the programme of study. (iii). What motivates the student to pursue an education at Nālandā University?)

The candidate has to submit a duly filled Application Form and a Statement of Purpose (SOP) to foreignstudents[at], and pay an Application Fee of USD8 (Eight US Dollars or equivalent) towards the processing of the Applications through RTGS/NEFT using the details given below. The transaction ID/Details may be shared at foreignstudents[at]



BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50100079546912, IFSC CODE: HDFC0002059

Shortlisted applications will be called for an interview through video conferencing using Skype/ WhatsApp as per the scheduled time as intimated to the candidate. Selected candidates will be recommended for the provisional admissions for the academic year 2019- 20.

For Courses, Tuition fee, accommodation and other information, students can visit

Contact Person: Kishore K. Dhavala, Deputy Dean-International Students Affairs & Assistant Professor,

School of Ecology & Environment Studies (SEES)Rajgir (Bihar)-803116,

Mobile No.+91-7091496178, e-mail: chairman-scholarships[at]

High Commission of India Nicosia, Cyprus