Tibetan Studies in India

A Five College program, administered by Smith College

Hampshire students are eligible to apply for the Tibetan Studies in India program (TSIP) during January. As part of an ongoing academic exchange program with the Tibetan universities in exile in India, each year the Five Colleges send fifteen students to spend January studying Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan history and culture, and Tibetan textual analysis in an intensive program taught by the faculty of the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. This program is administered by Smith College. Please visit the Smith College Tibetan Studies in India website for more information about the program.

Program Dates

December 27, 2017 to January 23, 2018

Information Sessions

Amherst College
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Pemberton Lounge, 108a Chapin Hall

Smith College
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12 p.m.
Campus Center 205

How to Apply

Because this is a Five College program, Hampshire students will need to apply through Smith College.  

Smith College application instructions and requirements
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 12, 4 p.m.

Hampshire students seeking financial assistance through GEO will also need to submit the following form to Heather St. Germaine,

Hampshire College TSIP financial assistance application (pdf)
Deadline: Friday, October 13.


Please note that first-year students are NOT eligible to apply. Additional information on Smith College prerequisites and eligibility requirements can be found at Smith College Tibetan Studies in India

Hampshire students applying to this program are subject to Hampshire Short-term Field Course Eligibility Requirements.

Financial Information

Please refer to the information provided on the Smith College Tibetan Studies in India website regarding program costs and payments.  

Fully-enrolled Hampshire students who receive need-based financial aid are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the global education office (GEO). Please review the Hampshire College application instructions for additional information.


Please visit Smith College Tibetan Studies in India for information and a helpful FAQ section. If you still have questions, contact:
Professor Jay Garfield, Smith College 

Questions regarding Hampshire's application process and financial aid should be directed to:
Heather St. Germaine, global education office | 413.559.5542 

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