- A four year bachelor’s degree from a recognized or an accredited tertiary institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (out of 4). Preference will be given to those students who hold a degree majoring in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist Psychology, Buddhist Culture, Pali Studies, Religious Studies or Indian Philosophy
- A Three year Bachelor’s degree or any first Degree in other fields with GPA 3.00 or above, with other relevant educational qualifications such as Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Diploma in Pali, Oriental Intermediary or final, etc.
- The applicant whose primary language is not English or whose first degree is not done in English should sit for a proficiency test conducted by SIBA and based on the results the applicant will be asked to enroll and follow if necessary an English course at SIBA concurrently or prior to the commencement of the M.A. teaching programme.