Indian and Subcontinental Studies program overview

The Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies Program offers a major in Sanskrit that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. The Department also administers the Buddhist Studies Program. Depending on your year of enrolment the requirements for completing the major may be different. Select from the options below to see the requirements relevant to you.

I started my degree before 2014

Students who wish to major in Sanskrit must complete 36 senior credit points in Sanskrit units of study including both Sanskrit Research Preparation units (SANS2612 and SANS3612).

I started my degree in or after 2014

A major in Sanskrit requires 36 senior credit points including at least 6 credit points at 3000 level.

The units of study for the major can be found in the Table A unit of study table for Sanskrit. The table shows units of study on offer in the current handbook year. You may find information regarding a full list of units of study available to the major on the departmental website.

For more in-depth information on the Sanskrit major, including tables and descriptions of the units of study available, for current year enrolments go to

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Sanskrit

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.