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The 2021-2022 International Students' Application to Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Is Starting!
Welcome to join us.
The merging of the Dharma Drum College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Dharma Drum Buddhist College into the newly-formed Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA) was approved by the Ministry of Education in 2014. Our founder, Master Sheng Yen's long-standing vow to promote education has finally come to fruition.
From here onward, doctorate, master's and undergraduate programs originally offered by the Dharma Drum Buddhist College will continue to be available for enrollment at the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts' Department of Buddhist Studies. Similarly, Dharma Drum College of Humanities and Social Sciences' programs will be offered by Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts' Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences which started accepting applications in Spring 2015 for the Fall 2015 term.
The founder, Master Sheng Yen's wish was to create a 'small but beautiful' school which may become 'a cradle of positive change capable of training agents for the betterment of society.' With a few hundred students enrolled in its various programs, the institute will be able to offer residential accommodation and small classrooms, fostering a strong sense of community and creating an autonomous and holistic learning environment conducive to the growth of future leaders and the cultivation of an interdisciplinary outlook, care for life and a dedication to serving society.
With protection of the spiritual environment as its guiding principle, the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts strives to further its goal of creating a rich learning environment for the study of Buddhist teachings as well as the humanities and social sciences, and help train global citizens capable of responding to the challenges of globalization with the values of compassion, wisdom, harmony, and respect.
The English abbreviation of the school's name—DILA—resembles the word 'delight,' which resonates with our wish to create a campus where one may find delight in the Dharma.
◎ Admission Handbook: https://www.dila.edu.tw/Admission
◎ Deadline for the submission of application documents: January 11 to March 31, 2021
◎ Programs for international students：
▲ Department of Buddhist Studies (English)
Undergraduate program, Academic Background: high school diploma
Master's program, Academic Background: undergraduate degree
▲ Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academic Background: undergraduate degree
- Life Education MA Program (Mandarin Chinese)
- Social Enterprise and Innovation MA Program (Mandarin Chinese)