Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University
His Holiness Samdech Preah Abhisiri Sugandha mahasangharajah Dhipati Kitti Udessa Pandita Bour Kry, the great supreme Patriarch of Dhammyutta of Kingdom of Cambodia, was the founder of Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry Buddhist High School located within the Svay Pope Monastery in Phnom-Penh. Students who had completed their secondary studies needed to pursue their academic course to a higher level. Nevertheless, Universities in Cambodia were not adapted to meet the needs of very poor students like the novice monks of the Dhammyutta Order. The need to create a new institution in order to fill this crucial lack was felt strongly. Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University (PSB University), Cambodia was officially promulgated in July 24, 2007 within sub-degree number 86 and recognized by Accreditation Committee of Cambodia. Named by Preah Bat Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia and directed by Samdech Preah Moha Sanghareach Bour Kry, current Supreme Patriarch of the Dhammyutta order of Cambodia, PSB University produced 954 graduates in 2020 and currently exists 1675 students both Bachelor and Master degree in 7 faculties such as Educational Science, Management, Philosophy of Buddhism, Law, English Language, Information Technology and Khmer Literature.
The Buddhist University was established under the high sponsorship of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah BOROMNEATH NORODOM SIHAMONI of Cambodia and proudly carries His Augustus name. It also receives the active support of the Ministry of Cult and Religions, and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, as well as the administration staff, civil servants, and civilians. It is set up under the supervision of the Ministry of Cult and Religions and has its headquarters in the Svay Pope Monastery, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamcar Mon, Phnom-Penh.
The classes are conducted by national professors with a capacity in the teacher training at the Doctorate and Master degrees. The University intends to set up some partnerships with friendly countries, especially Buddhist countries, in order to attract the best foreign professors. These professors shall be able to teach higher level classes in order to provide students a perfect and full knowledge in different fields for a better understanding of our century.
Rector – Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University
H.H. Samdech Preah Abhisiri Sugandha
Mahasangharajah Dhipati BOUR KRY
Samdech Preah Mahasangharajah of
The Kingdom of Cambodia
Spirit and Principles of the University
The founder of Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University would wish to give a vision and spirit based on the Buddha’s teachings in order to set up a culture of peace, and a humanist, tolerant and harmonious mind in the present society. The enforcement of the Blessed One’s teachings through higher education will facilitate understanding, solidarity and compassion between men and women in the same society. It will also spread more tolerant and friendly relations among all peoples.
The first aim of the Buddhist University is to allow the elaboration of a new tank of the best human resources, well-educated as well as in general training and the technical capacities than in the knowledge of the Buddhist principles and values. Its principle will also be the preservation of Buddhism, and Khmer cultures and traditions, providing necessary intellectual foundations for development of the modern Khmer society.
Being aware of the huge needs of the country, the Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University takes part strongly in the noble mission of the reconstruction and intellectual rebirth in the near future which the country needs. It has the will and capability to participate in this reconstruction, and it is able to train and to provide human resources, educated in the sufficient knowledge as well as in the fields of the Buddhist spiritual sciences than in the fields of the most modern technologies. It will be a good asset to allow our younger generations to acquire adequate capabilities to face new challenges, and the complexity of the actual world and to understand the role of their country in this world. The younger generations will have the intellectual, spiritual and technical means in order to assure the continuity and the radiance of our culture, our civilization, and also the development of the economic potentials of the country to fight poverty.
Warmly welcome to the Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University (PSB University).
Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University is a public university that gives 100% 4 years scholarship to all students from every corner in Cambodia. With this scholarship, we highly commit to offer higer education that bring hopes for all students, hope to graduate their degree with high knowledge, hope to get a well-paid job for family support, hope to have opportunity among other educated and hope to bring dignity for themselves and society within 3 main core values “Mercy, Consciousness and Intelligence”.
Our vision statement is “Enriching high potential human resource for social security, order and economic growth with prestige, dignity and trust both local and international”.
We, PSB University, are the hopes of all education seekers who are willing to accept our international educational agenda under the direct supervision and visions of the Rector of PSB University. Following to our vision we have accomplished a lot of successes either in local and international stages. One of the remarkable achievements is becoming an official member of International Association of Universities (IAU); and through that, PSB University becomes more and more advance in academic performance. Regarding to these, PSB University commits to provide good quality of education that apply to current and future global demands through developing our education system, teaching capacity, learning atmospheres and international education partnership.
To overcome this, we are building and upgrade our campus with modern facilities in which faculty members and students can develop and dedicate themselves to education and research at a global level. Also, with our endeavor to build the best in both education and research, it is very important that we adopt a student-centered approach to education to better meet our student’s needs and expectations.
Please join us on our journey towards opportunities to build your strong academic hope
Mr. Ngoun Sdechpheakdey
Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University
Dr. Sombat Benjasirimongkol
International Academic Director
Preah Sihamoniraja Buddhist University
A Golden Opportunity for study at PSB University Cambodia.
On behalf of all our faculty, staff and students, welcome to the Preah Sihamoniraja University Cambodia! As a university, we pride ourselves in providing an enriching and engaged educational experiences. We invite you to explore new areas of study in the Educational Science, Management, Philosophy of Buddhism, Law, English Language, Information Technology as well as the opportunity to hone your skills in familiar ones.
Our belief that every student should be provided with opportunities to explore and pursue their passions. Education today is not just about learning a set of fixed skills for one specific job; it is about aspiring to be all that you can be to compete in a global world.
The leadership skills that students learn in and outside of the classroom prepare them for careers in government, public service and private sector. Most importantly, PSBU education enables students to pursue a life well-lived, filled with meaning and purpose.
With this message, I would like to conclude by wishing each one of our students, alumni, and future students a very successful and fruitful experience together.