The master’s programme in Asian Studies at Leiden University offers an outstanding qualification from one of the leading centres for Asian studies in Europe.

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Choose from eight specialisations

The Asian Studies master's programme offers one-year specialisations on East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the History, Arts and Culture of Asia and the Politics, Society and Economy of Asia and two-year specialisations on China, Japan, Korea.

Internationally-reputed scholars

Expertise on Asia at Leiden University is internationally renowned. Learn from some of Europe's best scholars in the field, many of whom are at the leading edge of Asia-related research.

Customise your degree

Tailor your qualification to reflect your interests or career ambitions. You can choose from a broad range of electives and select a your MA thesis. Choose to focus on language and a single country, or on a specific discipline and region.

Develop your language fluency

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop your fluency in a classical or modern language. You also have the option of taking an intensive modern Indonesian language course.

Benefit from our unique resources

All of the Asian Studies programmes make the most of Leiden University's world-class resources, including its famous collections of Asian artefacts.

Admission and Application

We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Asian Studies. Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/asian-studies/admission-and-application

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 30, 2019
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