Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies

(Registration No.: 272561)

Entrance Requirements

All applicants should meet at least one of the following requirements:
(i) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised university; or
(ii) Any other qualifications deemed as equivalent to the above by the Faculty Board of PGIPBS.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

If the student’s first language is not English, or if the medium of instruction of his previous degree was not in English, he will be required to pass an English Test. If he fails to pass the Test, he will be required to take an intensive English course.

Programme Structure

Students are required to follow four modules:
The Indian Religious Background and the Emergence of Buddhism;
The Basic Doctrines of Early Buddhism;
The Social Philosophy of Buddhism; and
An Outline Study of Buddhism Culture.

They are also required to submit a dissertation of 2 500-3 000 words on a theme related to one of the modules followed and selected with the guidance and approval of the lecturer concerned.
All courses are offered on a semester basis. The academic year comprises two semesters.

Mode of Study

Full-time (1 year)
Part-time (2 years)
Classes will mainly be conducted on weekday evenings and weekends.

Study Load

Students are required to take four modules, each of which consists of 30 lecture hours. Accordingly, the whole programme comprises 120 lecture hours. Students are advised to spend no less than 30 hours of self-study for each module to gain the full benefit of the programme.

Programme Fees

HK$500 non-refundable application fee
Tuition fee: HK$30,000
Full-time Mode (payable in 2 instalments): HK$15,000 per instalment
Part-time Mode (payable in 4 instalments): HK$7,500 per instalment


A limited number of scholarships are available for needy students.

Application Procedures

Please download the application form, and submit a completed copy, along with certified copies of your academic credentials, two recent photographs (45mm X 35mm) of yourself and an application fee of HK$500 (cheque payable to The Buddha‑Dharma Centre of Hong Kong Ltd.) to BDCHK. Payment by telegraphic transfer can be effected in accordance with the following instructions:
Beneficiary bank name: HSBC Hong Kong
Beneficiary account number: 023-133366-838
Beneficiary name: The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong Limited
Beneficiary bank address: 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Please note that the application fee of HK$500 should be paid in full in HKD, net of all bank charges which should be absorbed by the remitter or sender.

Please note that documents once submitted will not be returned to applicants. For successful applications, the application documents will form part of the student records. For unsuccessful applications, the application form and all supporting documents will be destroyed.

Second Briefing Session Conducted by Venerable K L Dhammajoti

3 January 2017 (Tuesday), 7:00 - 8:00pm at The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong

Course Commencement

17 January 2017


Tel: (852) 2673 0001

The programme is registered under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.