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  MA Asian Studies


Leiden University    Faculty of Humanities

Full time September, February MA Full-time: 1-2 years, depending on specialiastion
Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA Asian Studies programme at Leiden University, a prestigious institution renowned for its excellence in Asian studies. Choose from a range of specialisations including Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, and more, tailored to deepen your understanding of Asia's diverse cultures and societies. Benefit from small class sizes, ensuring direct interaction with esteemed lecturers who are pioneers in Asia-related research globally. Immerse yourself in a rich learning environment where you can enhance your language skills and even opt for an intensive Indonesian language course. Engage in extracurricular activities and join study associations to broaden your academic experience beyond the classroom. Upon completion, you will be equipped to pursue diverse career paths in journalism, international trade, education, government, and more. To qualify, you need a bachelor's degree equivalent to a Dutch academic bachelor's degree and a strong command of English. Elevate your expertise in Asian Studies and unlock a world of opportunities with Leiden University's MA programme.

About the course

The Master’s in Asian Studies at Leiden University is your opportunity to earn a specialised qualification from one of the leading centres for Asian studies in Europe.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.

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Scholarships

For full details please visit the Leiden Excellence Scholarship website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial to full tuition.

Eligibility

For excellent Non-EEA/non-EFTA students joining a full-time Leiden University Master's degree programme - with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes at Leiden Law School. Exception: All nationalities for Advanced LLMs & MSc Int. Relations and Diplomacy are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

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For full details please visit the Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Scholarship Fund website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to €30,000

Eligibility

The scholarship is intended for students who have received an official letter of admission to a one-year Master's programme at Leiden University. Applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen. This fund is intended for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence and a strong motivation to promote Euro-Arab dialogue.

Application Procedure

For full details please visit the Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Scholarship Fund website.


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