Applications from residents of India must be received not later than two months (60 days) prior to the commencement of the course.
Applications from overseas candidates for all courses must be received no later than three months (90 days) prior to the commencement of the course. Applications take two weeks to process from the date of receipt, not including mailing time (which can be very slow). Very early applications may not be assessed until six months before the commencement of the course.
The Institute will assess each application on its merits based on supporting documentation. Applicants will then be issued with either:
- a provisional acceptance letter, or
- a request for additional supporting information.
Applicants will be informed in their acceptance letter of the commencement date of their chosen course and of the date of their Selection Test and Ashram Life Adaptability Interview.
All applicants must submit their completed application package by post. Faxed or emailed copies of any documents will not be accepted.
All candidates must sit for the Selection Test and Adaptability to Ashram Life Interview. Bihar Yoga Bharati will take no responsibility and can make no allowances for any substantial language difficulties experienced by students who have enrolled in English medium courses (see English Language Proficiency).
Both the test and the interview will be held at the Yoga Vidya campus prior to the commencement of the course.
After the test and interview, a compulsory 3-day orientation program takes place for successful applicants. During this orientation period, the selected students will have a further opportunity to assess their ability to adapt to the ashram environment before final registration and the commencement of the course.
At the end of orientation students will be required to finalize their enrollment. At this time, all relevant documents supporting the application must be presented in the original or as certified copies. In the absence of originals, copies must be certified by the issuing institution with an accompanying letter on institution letterhead. In addition, students must submit the course remittance.
Bihar Yoga Bharati reserves the right to reject any application at any stage without prior notice.