Applied Buddhist Studies


Flexible Delivery

A blended approach to study enables flexibility combining self-directed online study with teacher-led workshops and tutorials (currently online only).


Study at your own pace

Full-time and part-time study options available to all students.


FEE-HELP Available

FEE-HELP available for students. No loan fees or application fees apply to postgraduate students.

Master of Arts

(Applied Buddhist Studies)

Graduate Diploma

in Applied Buddhist Studies

Graduate Certificate

in Applied Buddhist Studies

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.

Explore Applies Buddhist Studies Subjects

Below is a list of all the subjects available for Applied Buddhist Studies (ABS) enrolments. Access to specific subject requirements will vary. Please refer to information about specific subjects for details.


Offering a high degree of flexibility, our online courses can be studied full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.