Learn Tibetan Language in India and China

Location: China: Chengdu, Lhasa; India: New Delhi

Term: Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter, May Term, Academic Year, Throughout the year, Trimester

Dates: Fully flexible

Knowledge Must

3rd Floor 212 Shahpur Jat New Delhi, 110049 India


Interact with Tibetan nomads or Buddhist monks, read the sacred teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in their original language, use Tibetan to travel the vast Tibetan Plateau, or explore dozens of unique ethnic groups in large swathes of Asia: whatever your objectives, Language Must gives you the quickest and most effective way of learning Tibetan!

Standard Tibetan is the lingua franca spoken in the various Tibetan regions spread around Asia, from Central Tibet itself (where the Standard also originates from) to the different areas of India, Bhutan, and Nepal where different varieties of the Tibetan language are spoken.

Our team of highly qualified experts has the knowledge and experience of the Tibetan areas to offer you the best customised solutions to achieve your individual objectives, whether you only would like to enrol in a Tibetan language course or you would like to have a fully customised immersion experience including travel, training, and volunteer opportunities.

Study Tibetan with Us!
We offer you to study Tibetan language both in China and in India!

* In our classrooms on a one-to-one or group basis
* Your residence - be it with good friends or on your own
* In a Tibetan monastery, tea house, or your office

You choose the place, you choose the time - we give you full flexibility.

Enquire for your tailor-made Tibetan course now! Learn Tibetan and Express Yourself!


Why Study Tibetan?

* Tibetan language is the gateway to enter the fascinating world of Tibetan traditional culture. Communicating with Tibetan people in their native language will give you the incredible opportunity to have a thorough understanding of their rich culture and way of thinking.
* Tibetan language is not only used and understood by Tibetans. Dozens of ethnic groups in Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal are able to communicate in Tibetan, thus giving you access to countless unexplored places of this world.
* If you are interested in Buddhism, learning Tibetan is your opportunity to go deeper into the subject and directly draw upon thousands of years of spiritual knowledge. As a large amount of Buddhist sacred volumes have not been translated into other languages yet, studying Tibetan enables you to investigate Buddhism in all its depth.
* Tibetan language will not only give you access to the life world of Tibetan Buddhism, but also will give you access to unknown Islamic communities, fascinating shamanistic traditions, and the mystical Bön religion.
* While you are exploring the vast grasslands of Tibet, the high altitude deserts of the Tibetan Plateau, or holy Buddhist mountains, Tibetan will be the main means of communication between you and the locals.
* Tibetan also covers the whole range of the Himalayas and its surrounding mountain chains, with its dialects being used all the way from Baltistan in Pakistan to Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province.
* The various Tibetan cultures also had a great economical, political, religious, and even scientific impact on the history of Asia and played a seminal role in the intercultural interactions of Eurasia.
* Tibetan culture also had and still has an enormous influence on dozens of ethnic groups across Asia. From the increasing following among Han Chinese people fascinated by Tibetan Buddhism to the Tibetan-style Buddhism found all the way from Eastern Mongolia to the Kalmyk people living in the European part of Russia, the influence of Tibetan Buddhism can hardly be underestimated.
* If you are interested in studying certain aspects of Tibetan tradition, such as philosophy, music, dance, literature, or medicine, Tibetan will be essential for developing deeper understanding.
* Learning Tibetan is an extraordinary experience through which you can immerse yourself in one of the world's most fascinating cultures. Whatever your particular objectives, studying Tibetan will be an immensely rewarding experience for you.

Learn Tibetan and get inspired by this ancient and fascinating culture!

  • Tibetan

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Chinese
  • English

Cost in US$:

Cost Includes:

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, Worldwide, Asian, South African, Kiwi Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Resume
  • Other
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
Depending on service between a day and four weeks
Knowledge Must's Mission Statement

Our Mission defines Knowledge Must's fundamental purpose: advance intercultural understanding. We inspire, challenge, and educate individuals and organisations to successfully engage other cultures. We assist our clients to maximise their intercultural potential with path-breaking, innovative solutions. We contribute to balanced globalisation processes based on the belief that every human being has the potential to contribute.

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