The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford

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Student Registration


Are you studying for a degree at Oxford University?

Are you either:

(a) working in Buddhist Studies, or

(b) does your work involve some study of Buddhist material? If so, you are invited to sign up and become a Student Member of the OCBS.

As a student member of the OCBS, you will have:

1. access to study areas and a specialised library;

2. rights to use OCBS premises for your activities; and

3. areas of the OCBS website at your disposal.

If you wish to become a Student Member of the Centre please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The OCBS Student Grant

We will be awarding a Student Grant in HilaryTerm of 500 pounds.  The grant is provided thanks to the generosity of the devotees of the Oxford Buddha Vihara.

Application is open to any graduate student at Oxford University whose work includes some aspect of Buddhist Studies.

The Donor recognizes the financial difficulties facing students today.  While the grant may be used for living expenses, it is hoped that in particular it may assist in the following areas:


Travel for research

Book grant

Applicants are asked to submit their CV, a proposal explaining how a grant will further their studies, and a statement of support from their supervisor.  All communication will happen by e-mail.  Applications should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with OCBS Student Grant in the subject line, by Friday of 6th week of Hilary term.

The award will be announced in 8th Week.


Mailing List

If you would like to join our Mailing list please use the contact form to send us your details.  Please include whether you would also like to go on our Local events mailing list.


HH the Dalai Lama

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand

His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan

Mr Toshihide Numata, President of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi  Hon. DCL(Oxon)

Student Registration and OCBS Grants

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