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Tibetan Studies in India

**Course information for 2016 coming in August**

Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program

Hampshire students are eligible to apply for the Tibetan Studies in India program during January 2015. 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 term 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, 2014 to January 21, 2015 (Note: participants will miss the first day of spring term classes at Hampshire)

Information Sessions

Hampshire College
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty/Staff Lounge

Smith College
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7 p.m.
Smith College Campus Center 205

How to Apply

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

Smith College application instructions and requirements
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 16, 4 p.m

Hampshire College application instructions and requirements 
Application Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Applicants who submit an application after this deadline CANNOT be considered for need-based aid through GEO.


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 Constance Kassor, 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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