Admissions

Prepare for a career in Ayurvedic Medicine with rigorous academic foundations and cutting-edge clinical practice.
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Candidates are admitted based on their ability to meet or exceed program-specific eligibility criteria.
 
2022 Deadlines

Jul 31

Last Sanskrit I Workshop

Aug 7

Last Sanskrit II Workshop

Aug 14

Last Sanskrit III Workshop

Aug 01

Last day for Admissions Interviews

Aug 02

Last day for Program Registration

Aug 28

Fall Semester begins
 
Program Admission at AYU Academy

1

Assess your readiness.
 
Are you ready for training in professional Ayurveda?
This free assessment is available for anyone considering a program in professional Ayurveda, at any school. Take this assessment to better understand which factors improve training outcomes.

2

Meet the participation requirements.
 
  • Gmail address
  • High-speed internet
  • Equipment that supports real-time audio and video
  • Use of Google Cloud apps (Gmail, Meet, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets)
  • Comfortable with online learning resources

3

Select your preferred program.
Review Program Eligibility and select your level of study. Candidates are selected based on their qualifications for a program. Application to a specific program level does not guarantee placement.

Level 1

Svastha Acharya
(Ayurvedic Health Coach)

Level 2

Paricharaka
(Ayurvedic Doctor's Assistant)

Level 3

Ayurveda Acharya
(Ayurvedic Doctor)

4

Schedule your Admissions Interview.
Program admission is based on your Readiness Assessment, educational qualifications, work experience and interview with Jessica Vellela, BAMS.
 
All admissions decisions are final for the application year.
 
Candidates may reapply in a subsequent year if not accepted. If a final decision cannot be made by the close of the interview, candidates may be requested to demonstrate competency with a small project.
All interviews are conducted online through Google Meet. Candidates meet with Jessica Vellela, BAMS for up to 60 minutes to answer questions related to Ayurvedic theory, clinical practice, anatomy and physiology, related health sciences, Sanskrit, classical literature and relevant topics.
Late shows and no shows without prior notification are considered forfeited interviews.
 
To schedule an interview, click the button below and pay the $75 interview fee. Then click the Schedule link on the confirmation page to select your interview date and time.

Use the Google Meet link in your calendar invite to join the interview.

This is the only fee for the registration process (no additional registration fees will be charged).
The last date for Admissions Interviews for 2021-2022 is August 1st, 2022.
Sample questions for Admissions Interview
 
Questions will generally start at a basic level and go deeper, depending on the candidate's knowledge and presentation. 
Level 1: SA (Ayurvedic Health Coach) Questions
These questions are used to assess the candidate's current knowledge to guide preparatory study for the SA program. Candidates are not expected to provide detailed answers for these questions during the interview, but to be aware of the information that will be covered in the program.
  1. Recite the complete Sanskrit alphabet and explain pronunciation.
  2. Write the complete IAST and AYUT transliterated Devanagari.
  3. List the doṣhas and describe their functions.
  4. Explain the concept of flavors and tastes.
  5. List the dhātus and explain their functions.
  6. List the malas and explain their functions.
  7. Explain dināchārya and its application.
  8. List the twenty guṇas.
Level 2: PC (Ayurvedic Doctor's Assistant) Questions
These questions are required knowledge for acceptance into the Level 2 PC Program. Candidates who are unable to provide detailed answers should enroll in Level 1 SA.
  1. Define doṣha and differentiate prākṛta and vaikṛta functions.
  2. Explain agni, its types, prākṛta and vaikṛta states.
  3. Explain āhāra pariṇāma and dhātu puṣhṭi.
  4. List the names and authors of at least five classical works.
  5. Define the guṇas of each doṣha with their śhlokas.
  6. Explain the siddhāntas of Sāmānya-Viśheṣha and Vṛddhi-Kṣhaya and their inter-dependent relationship.
  7. Dhātu prākṛta lakṣhaṇas śhloka
  8. Sāmānya āma lakṣhaṇas śhloka
  9. Explain the saṃprāpti of jvara.
  10. Explain koṣhṭha to śhākha-gata doṣhas.
  11. Pañcha nidāna, clinical application with examples
  12. Taruṇa jvara chikitsā sūtra and clinical application
  13. Define and differentiate śhamana, śhodhana and bṛmhana.
  14. Daśhavidha laṅghana śhloka and clinical application

5

Complete your registration.
After a successful Admissions Interview, complete the Program Registration. There is no additional cost to register for accepted candidates. Tuition payments begin according to the program schedule.
The last date for Program Registration for 2022-2023 is August 2nd, 2022.

6

Manage your payments.
Select your payment schedule. For monthly payments, register once and payments will be deducted automatically. For quarterly payments, complete each payment here before the semester begins. 
 
Workshop Registration at AYU Academy

1

Sanskrit workshops
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor for Live Classes
Fall 2021: Dr. Jessica Vellela, BAMS
The Sanskrit Workshop Series is open to all students. No previous education or experience in Sanskrit or Ayurveda is required. Workshops must be completed in order.
All students of Ayurveda who are studying at any school are encouraged to join.
Register and order workbooks to complete 6 hours of self-study prep lessons per workshop prior to live classes.
Live Sanskrit classes are 1 hour per day, four days in a row, held at various times throughout the year.
Registered students can reschedule live class by emailing info@ayu.academy.
Sanskrit workshop fees are fully credited to SA or PC program tuition in the upcoming academic year.

Sanskrit I

Alphabet & Phonetics
10 hours online, $100

Sanskrit I

2021 live classes
TBA

Sanskrit II

Word Composition
10 hours online, $100

Sanskrit II

2021 live classes
OCTOBER 7, 8, 9, 10
10a - 11a ET

FULL

Sanskrit III

Basic Vocabulary
10 hours online, $100

Sanskrit III

2021 live classes
DECEMBER 9, 10, 11, 12
10a - 11a ET

12 Seats Available