Bachelor’s Degree (English Course)

To nurture members of the Sangha to be proficient in the English and Chinese Languages as well as to have the ability to promulgate Buddhism, conduct academic research and manage monastic matters, so as to ensure the continual development of Chinese Mahayana Buddhism.

Closing date for Non-Chinese applicants: 30 April 2024
Start of Semester : 26 August 2024
Successful applicants are required to report to the college by 19 August 2024.

Download Application Form 
For more information, please contact us.
Buddhist College of Singapore, Registrar’s Office
88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117

Course Structure and Curriculum:

English Course: Full time 6-year course, consisting of a 2-year foundation course focusing on developing core English Language skills, followed by a 4-year undergraduate programme conducted in English. Upon earning the required credits, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts’ degree by the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand.

Teaching Staff

BCS has a well-established and experienced teaching team, especially our Buddhism lecturers, which consist of both Sangha members and lay-people with either Masters’ Degree or PhD qualifications.


All meals, accommodation and daily necessities will be provided by the college. Students will also receive a monthly allowance during their period of study at BCS.

Post Graduation Outlook

Students shall return to their monasteries upon graduation. However, graduates who are interested to engage in further academic research may apply for the college’s Master’s Degree programme or apply for assistance to further their studies overseas.

Application Pre-requisites

  • Ordained Buddhist monk aged 18 – 35 of all nationalities.
  • Devout and had been ordained for at least 1 year.
  • Possess at least high school or equivalent qualifications (e.g. ‘A’-levels, vocational college or junior high graduate plus 3 year’s education at a Buddhist College).
  • Healthy, no visible or hidden disabilities (E.g. sleepwalking, epilepsy) and/or infectious diseases. No symptoms of mental illness or depression.
  • No criminal record.

Registration Procedures:

  • Registration is now open. The closing date for Non-Chinese applicants is 30 April 2024.
  • Interested parties may download the application forms here [ Application Form ]. Application forms should be completed accordingly and legibly. Please provide a valid contact number and/or email address.
  • Please scan the completed application form together with the following materials and email it to: Successful applicants must submit all the original documents to the college.

a. Two different referral letters from either the applicant’s Master, the Abbot / senior Venerables at the applicant’s current Monastery or former Venerables / Lecturers who had previously taught the applicant.

b. Photocopy of the latest academic transcript and certificate attained by the applicant.

c. Photocopy of Personal Identification card and passport.

d. Three passport-sized, matte-finished photographs (35×45mm) of the applicant’s front profile. Applicants should be dressed in monk’s robes with no headdress, on white background.

e. Medical check-up form (inclusive of blood test, liver test, chest X-ray) from a Government-registered medical institution.

  • A total of 50 students will be selected for the English and Chinese programmes.
  • Applicants will be selected based on the results of the entrance examination.
  • Scope of Examination: Interviews and examinations will be conducted at the same time. Applicants will sit for a Pre-Intermediate English Language examination (sample paper).
  • The college will apply for student visas and permits on behalf of all selected applicants.
  • Selection results will be announced via telephone, email and the college website.


Successful applicants are required to report to the college by 19 August 2024.

Start of Semester: 26 August 2024

For more information, please contact us in writing or via telephone.


Address: Buddhist College of Singapore, Registrar’s Office 88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117

Tel: 0065-6715 6900 (Please contact us between Mondays and Fridays 9am – 4pm, Singapore time)

Fax No: 0065-6456 0180