Bachelor of Arts Tibetan Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Tibetan Studies at Bonn University delves into the rich history, vibrant culture, and intricate language of the Tibetan cultural area, encompassing present-day Tibet within the People’s Republic of China and extending to regions such as Baltistan (Pakistan), Ladakh, Spiti, Lahul, Kinnaur, Sikkim (India), Bhutan, and certain regions of Nepal. This program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of the Tibetan cultural sphere’s history and provides the skills to translate and analyze textual sources, fostering independent research in Tibetan history, religion, politics, art, and literature. As the global interest in Tibet’s unique cultural heritage grows, this program offers a gateway to understanding and preserving these traditions for future generations.


Students of the BA in Tibetan Studies at Bonn University are encouraged to immerse themselves in a dynamic academic environment. The program features regular ‘Tibet colloquiums’ where leading Tibetologists present their latest research, offering students unparalleled insights into contemporary scholarly debates. This subject must be paired with a second subject, allowing for a tailored, interdisciplinary approach to education. Graduates are well-prepared for diverse career paths, including intercultural communication, international development, cultural management, tourism, journalism, and academia. By engaging with both historical texts and modern applications, students gain a holistic understanding of Tibet’s role in global cultural and political landscapes.

Admission Requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g., Abitur)
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Tibetan Language I
  • Tibetan Language II
  • Tibetan Language III
  • Classical Tibetan Texts
  • History of the Tibetan Cultural Sphere
  • Tibetan Religion and Philosophy
  • Tibetan Politics and Society
  • Art and Literature of Tibet

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Future Career Outcomes

Our alumni have successfully transitioned into various impactful careers, utilizing their deep understanding of Tibetan culture and language. For instance, graduates have joined international organizations focused on development cooperation, contributing to projects that promote cross-cultural understanding and sustainable development. Others have taken on roles in cultural institutions, playing crucial roles in the preservation and management of global cultural heritage. The demand for experts in Tibetan studies is increasing, especially in fields such as peace and conflict research, policy consulting, and international education. The program’s emphasis on critical thinking, research skills, and intercultural competence ensures that graduates are well-equipped to excel in the evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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