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Tibetan 3


Admission requirements

Having successfully finished Tibetan 1 and 2 (5481K1TIE and 5481K2TIE). Please, contact the student advisor if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the above mentioned requirement.


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

Attendance and participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to attend all sessions. The convenors need to be informed without delay of any classes missed for a good reason (i.e. due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family issues, problems with residence permits, the Dutch railways in winter, etc.). In these cases it is up to the discretion of the convener(s) of the course whether or not the missed class will have to be made up with an extra assignment. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.

Assessment method


  • Participation to text translation in class (100%).


See above.

In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of “5.50” (=6) or higher.


A resit is possible.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

To be announced at the first meeting.


Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website