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Tibetan 4


Admission requirements

Tibetan 1 and 2 and 3 (or comparable knowledge of classical Tibetan).


This course introduces students to different forms and styles of Tibetan literature. The selected texts are introduced at the first meeting and vary from year to year. We meet twice a week to read original Tibetan texts and discuss issues of grammar, syntax, translation and interpretation. The course requires active preparation and participation.

Course objectives

  • Enhance the students’ understanding of Tibetan literature

  • Improve reading and translation skills

  • Increase the students’ range of Tibetan vocabulary

  • Expand the students’ knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist culture


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Seminar (2 × 2 hours).

Assessment method

Participation to text translation in class (100%).

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Reading list

To be announced at the first meeting.


Registration via uSis is obligatory.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.