Full Program

Full program follows the study materials and curriculum of Geshe study on the Sera Jey Monastic University. This will be accredited courses. The main requirement to attend the full program is the student’s dedication to serious long-term study.

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy Study

Full program follows the Geshe study of Sera Jey Monastic University. It is available for everyone interested in in-depth study of Tibetan Buddhism. One should know at least how to read Tibetan to attend the classes. Before each school year SICGU provides alphabet courses.

Prerequisites to the Undergraduate Studies (certification course)

Tibetan Language and Grammar (both, written and spoken language)


Undergraduate Studies (Bachelor’s Degree)
Dudra Namsha Shapa (DNS)

First Year (Dodepa School)
Fall semester:


Dura Studies I – 3 credit hours



Debate Classes

Tarig – 3 credit hours

Tibetan Language and Grammar I – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar I – 2 credit hours



Writing Class I – 1 credit hour



The Art of War and Peace, the Way

Spring semester:


Dura Studies II – 3 credit hours



Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar II – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar II – 2 credit hours

Writing Class II – 1 credit hour


The Art of War and Peace, the Way



Second Year (Dodepa School)
Fall semester:


Dura Studies III – 3 credit hours


Debate Classes


Tarig – 3 credit hours (November)

Tibetan Language and Grammar III– 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar III – 2 credit hours

Writing Class III – 1 credit hour

Spring semester:


Lorig – 3 credit hours


Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar IV – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar IV – 2 credit hours

Writing Class IV – 1 credit hour

Rangyupa (RUNG)

Third Year (Rangyupa School)
Fall semester:


Introduction into New Text (Shung Sarpa) I – 3 credit hours

Study on the Path
Study on Family
Meditative Absorption
Twelve Interdependent Links
Twenty Sangha


Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar V – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar V – 2 credit hours

Spring semester: Introduction into New Text (Shung Sarpa) II


Study of the Upper Chapter of the First Chapter of the

Abhisamayālaṅkāra – 3 credit hours


Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar VI – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar VI – 2 credit hours



Fourth Year (Old Text; Shung Nyingpa)
Fall semester:


The Lower Chapter of the First Chapter of the Abhisamayālaṅkāra – 3 credit hours


Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar VII – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar VII – 2 credit hours

Spring semester


Chapter Two of the Abhisamayālaṅkāra


Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar VIII – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar VIII – 2 credit hours


Writing thesis

Graduate studies (MA)

First year: Chapters Three and Four of Abhisamayālaṅkāra
Fall semester: 3 credit hours
Spring semester: 3 credit hours
Second years: Chapters Five of Abhisamayālaṅkāra
Fall semester: 3 credit hours
Spring semester: 3 credit hours
Third year: Chapter Six and Seven of Abhisamayālaṅkāra
Fall semester: 3 credit hours
Spring semester: 3 credit hours
Fourth year: Chapter Eight of Abhisamayālaṅkāra


Writing thesis

Fall semester: 3 credit hours
Spring semester: 3 credit hours


Doctoral Study (PhD)

Madhyamika Treaty (the New Text)
Madhyamika Treaty (the Old Text)


Additional Doctoral Programs

Vinaya
Abhidharma

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