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Admissions & Fees

What to expect of the Admissions Process

Our entire application process is conducted online. Click below to start your application. Once you submit your completed application, you’ll have an interview with a member of our Admissions Team! 

What are we looking for? Well, it’s pretty simple. We’re looking for people who are passionate about healing our community and world. We believe in the power of compassion and support, core tenets of being an Ayurvedic Healer. If this is you, well, you’re more than halfway there! All that’s left is applying! 

Meet Your Admissions Team

Nishita Shah

Admissions Director & Faculty

I’m so happy that you’re considering our amazing school to start your Ayurvedic career. We’d love to help you in any way that we can. I’m here to support you in all realms of our program and various routes of studying. Click below to schedule a time to meet and chat! 

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Trevor Capra

Admissions Counselor, Part-Time Study Coordinator 

I am excited that  we are offering our first and second year programs over the course of two years to accommodate those with jobs, families, and other obligations. I look forward to connecting and answering any questions you may have!

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Ready to Get Started?

Check our admissions criteria below and start your journey today!

*You must have copies of your official transcripts for your application

We support all expressions of self and believe that diversity enriches our world. The Ayurvedic Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or its expression, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin. We reserve the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason other than those stated above.

Is The Ayurvedic Institute The Right Choice For You?

Join our Admissions Webinars to meet our team & other teachers in our school.

The Future of Ayurveda & Its Role Today

February 19, 2024 | 11:00 AM

Meet Mitesh Raichada, Executive Vice President of The Ayurvedic Institute, as he discusses Ayurveda’s place in the modern world.

Mitesh Raichada, Executive Vice President of The Ayurvedic Institute

Additional Information

Every year, international students make up a significant portion of our student body. They enrich our community and help fulfill our vision of spreading Ayurveda! The Ayurvedic Institute is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant students and we are delighted to welcome students from a number of different countries to participate in our program. 

International students need to obtain separate visas for the ASP1,ASP2, and ASP3 programs and, as the M-1 visa does not allow for annual vacation, students are required to leave the country between the two programs. As an international student, it is important that you follow all the rules pertaining to your visa. We cannot serve as immigration lawyers or give immigration advice. We can, however, help you obtain the appropriate paperwork and support you through the process.

International students are charged the same tuition and fees as all other students. They must provide complete and accurate documentation of sufficient funds in order to qualify for a student visa. The total of these funds must cover the cost of the program, books, and living expenses. 

All students must be proficient in English including having the proficiency to read, write, listen to, speak and understand English at a high academic level. The Ayurvedic Institute does not offer English as a Second Language instruction or English language tutoring services. Decisions regarding English proficiency are at the discretion of the Admissions Team.

All international students are responsible for the maintenance of their visa status through the duration of the academic year. Therefore, it is important that international students familiarize themselves with the rules regarding international student status. Once on campus, it is extremely important to obtain a travel signature on your I-20 before leaving the United States. Once in the States, please arrange to see a school representative to ensure all your international paperwork is in order. 

We recommend international students contact your local US consulate to inquire about setting up an M-1 visa appointment, as appointment schedules vary from country to country. We cannot guarantee that all government approvals will be completed in time for a student to participate in the program. Our experience with this process is that the earlier you begin, the better. Earlier initiation of the visa-application process allows you to have more time for planning and preparing to be here. To process your application, we will need a copy of your passport and proof of funds covering your school and living expenses, dated no more than 60 days prior to your application date. 

Please reach out to our admissions team at: admissions@ayurveda.com for more information on this process and to receive the necessary forms to begin your VISA application.

Students who have completed the equivalent of the Ayurvedic Studies Program, year 1 (ASP1) in a different institution, can apply to join the second year program (ASP2). There is a similar process for those looking to transfer directly into our Level 3 program. Please note that for both transfer options, you will be required to complete an oral exam to showcase proficiency in that course material. Admission into ASP2 & ASP3 is at the discretion of the admissions team, as we want to ensure all of our students’ success in joining the rigorous programs

The Ayurvedic Institute is organized as an education 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are recognized as a private post-secondary institution in the state of North Carolina. This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. The Ayurvedic Institute is not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

According to Vasant Lad, “sattva is the pure essence of light, right action, and spiritual purpose. Eating sattvic food, waking up early in the morning when sattvic qualities are most present in nature, and taking in what is sattvic with our five senses are all ways to bring the sattva quality into the mind and experience clarity, love, and compassion.”

Our goal is to co-create a sattvic space for both others and ourselves. Following Vedic tradition, the classroom is a sacred space, a container in which profound learning happens. Within this space, we treat each other and ourselves with respect, kindness, and compassion. We speak honestly and bring forth our best effort. Co-creating a sacred space also includes minimization of distractions, so we observe modest dress, maintain punctuality, and refrain from the use of modern technology during class. This code is not meant to limit individual creativity or freedom, but rather to foster an environment in which profound learning, healing, and transformation can manifest. You can find more information about classroom dress in our Student Handbook.

The Ayurvedic Institute does not discriminate in admissions, testing, financial aid, or any other practice on the basis of gender, nationality, religion, age, or disability, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

People who have questions or complaints regarding The Ayurvedic Institute should first seek resolution directly with the party involved. If this does not resolve the issue, they should discuss it with the Dean of Education. If further actions are needed, the Administrator of The Ayurvedic Institute may review the issue. At each point in the process an impartial representative of The Ayurvedic Institute not directly involved with the complaint will participate in finding a resolution. A response will be given to the student between three and ten days from the date of notification of the Dean of Education. If a question or complaint cannot be resolved within The Ayurvedic Institute, the student may contact the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) at 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 476-6500, or online at hed.state.nm.us.

Complaint forms may be obtained from the NMHED at ppsd.smapply.io/res/p/student_complaint/. There will be no adverse action taken against the student for registering a complaint. For more details and a step-by-step process for students, see the Student Handbook or call The Ayurvedic Institute directly.

Ayurveda Course Fees & Tuition

General Information

Ayurveda Course
Tuition & Fees
ASP 1, Full-Time
$14,995
ASP 1, Part-Time
$16,700
ASP 2, Full Time
$16,995
ASP 3
$26,000 (over 2 years)

Additional Fees

All applicants pay a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $150. There is a deposit of $495 that is required upon conditional acceptance to hold your place in the program. This deposit is applied to your total tuition. 

We do not charge more or less for international students, students receiving VA benefits or returning students. There are multiple payment plans and options. Please contact the Admissions Department for more info.

If a student should withdraw from any of the Institute’s programs or trimesters, the Institute retains a portion of the tuition, in addition to the full administration fee, according to the refund schedule below.

Refund Schedule

Tuition refunds are based on the date of student withdrawal. This refund schedule is applicable to each trimester.

Date of student withdrawal as a % of the enrollment period for which student was obligated
Portion of tuition and fees (not including registration fee) obligated and paid that are eligible to be retained by institution.
On 1st class day
0%
After 1st day; within 25%
75%
After 25%
100%

Tuition Payment Options

We offer payment plans for students who would prefer to pay their tuition fees in installments. Please click the button below to download the payment schedule. 

Important Dates:

  • Applications Due: August 15, 2024 
  • Orientation (mandatory and required for all students): September 9-14, 2024
  • First Day of Class: September 16, 2024 

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