The Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship 2022/23

The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama is pleased to announce ‘The Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship’ for the academic year 2022/23. The scholarship program is open for all full-time Tibetan graduate students (Masters and Doctoral degrees) studying in Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia (excluding the Indian subcontinent). The online application portal is ➡️ open at and will close on April 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Zurich: GMT+1). Applications are only accepted online.

The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama was established by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 2015 and aims to promote the values to which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is committed, i.e. the promotion of universal human values, religious harmony, Tibetan culture and ecology, and the revival of ancient Indian knowledge. Furthermore, the advancement and welfare of the Tibetan people but also other people in need, irrespective of nationality, religion and origin is an important purpose of the foundation.

The DLG Scholarship aims to enrich and embolden Tibetan Human Capital and encourage students of Tibetan origin in a graduate field of study with potential to contribute to the welfare and benefit of the Tibetan people and the global human family. Since inception, approximately USD 2.5 million have been awarded to over 200 Tibetan students as supplementary bursary. Recipients of past scholarships have enrolled in prestigious universities across the globe pursuing a wide range of subjects such as Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Medical Physics, Environmental Engineering, Developmental Economics, Law, International Education, Clinical Psychology, Business Administration, Computer Science, International Affairs and many others.

Applicants must provide official documentation of their acceptance into a graduate degree program at a university or professional school in Europe, the Americas, Australia or Asia (excluding the Indian subcontinent). They also need to provide proof of their Tibetan heritage.

Current recipients who wish to renew their scholarships are required to submit a separate renewal application. However, scholarship renewals are limited to two years per study program and therefore, students who have received two renewals for their current study program are not eligible for further scholarship renewal.

All information provided in the application must be complete, correct and submitted on time. Incomplete applications, as well as submissions after the deadline, will not qualify for consideration. Successful applicants will be communicated individually on 7 July 2022.

All applications will be acknowledged by email. The applications are evaluated by the independent Selection Committee of the Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship program.

Zurich, 5 March 2022

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