BPC – Diploma in Buddhism

A one year course conducted by the Buddhist & Pali College of Singapore located at Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple). We are affiliated to the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Programme TitleDiploma in Buddhism
EligibilityAbove 18 years of age. Ability to read and write English. Some basic knowledge of Buddhism would be an advantage.
Registration Date
Please register by 23 Dec 2021
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Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple
Date: 7th Aug 2021, Saturday
Time: 2pm - 4pm

Poh Ming Tse Temple
Date: 15th Aug 2021, Sunday
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Class Commencement
2nd January, 2022 Sunday (Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple)
4th January, 2022 Tuesday (Poh Ming Tse Temple)
Venue, Date and TimeMangala Vihara Buddhist Temple
2nd Floor - Chew Quee Neo Hall
Tue: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Sun: 2.00pm - 5.15pm

Poh Ming Tse Temple
438 Dunearn Road S289613
Tue: 7.30pm - 9.30 pm
Fri: 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Course LengthOne year
AttendanceAt least 70% during one year course
Age groupAbove 18 years of age
Fees1) US$55 - Registration Fee
(Pay in SGD$75 equivalent)
2) S$260 - Maintenance Fee
Total Fees: S$335/- (S$260 + S$75)
Submit Application/fees in sealed envelope, addressed to
Buddhist Pali College direct to Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple)

3) US$100 - Examination Fee to Buddhist & Pali University
upon registration for exams


BPC Administrator, Maureen Aw (9628-2069) and Sandra Koh (9129-7763)


Register Application Form

Registration for Diploma in Buddhism submit as follows:
- Application Form
- 2 Passport sized photos
- Copy of I/C
- Maintenance/Registration Fees)
Organized byBPC (Buddhist and Pali College)
Course content1. Early Buddhism - Basic Doctrines
2. Buddhist Social Dimensions
3. Geographical Expansion of Theravada Buddhism
4. Early History of Buddhism up to 3rd Century B.C.
5. Pali Qualifying Paper

For more information on the subject, please refer to the course syllabus.
Course NotesBPC Diploma Course Notes
ExaminationOctober, conducted at College by Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka in Singapore.
RemarksSuccessful candidates are eligible to proceed to the 3-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and then the 1-year Master of Arts (MA) in Buddhist Studies.