Applied Buddhist Studies


Study Online

A blended approach to study enables online flexibility within our structured Digital Intensive Classroom.


Study at your own pace

Options include up to 36 months part-time and as quick as 18 months full-time. 


FEE-HELP Available

As of 2021/2022, there is $106,319 in FEE-HELP available for students. No loan fees or application fees apply to postgraduate students.

Nan Tien Institute’s Applied Buddhist Studies (ABS) program is unique in its balance between the scholarly research of Buddhism and its application – Buddhist practice and experiential learning. NTI recognizes that both aspects are important and need to be well balanced and integrated for maximum effective learning.

Education is an essential part of a life-long quest for knowledge, skills and wisdom. This program not only provides theoretical knowledge of a broad range of areas in Buddhism – from Buddhist history, philosophy and meditation to Buddhist responses to challenges of the modern world – but also provides students with the tools and skills to continue to grow spiritually, emotionally and professionally through life.

The program combines graduate-level lectures and seminars with extensive research projects in a range of areas, including Buddhist textual analysis, ethics, meditation and contemporary practices, applied in education and other professional fields. ABS introduces the methods and skills involved in established academic research, and develops the ability to undertake independent research projects within the fields of religious studies, history, philosophy, psychology and education, grounded in Buddhist discourse.

Master of Arts

in Applied Buddhist Studies

Graduate Diploma

in Applied Buddhist Studies

Graduate Certificate

in Applied Buddhist Studies


In accordance with the current restrictions our campus facilities are closed. You can continue to study online and our virtual library services remain available. Our academic and student services staff are online and by phone to assist you. Please stay safe.