Ph.D. On Campus

East Asian Studies (Ad Hoc)

McGill University

36 months
19082 CAD/year
4782 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of East Asian Studies is committed to offering a rigorous, innovative, and interdisciplinary environment in which students learn a variety of critical and historical approaches to the study of East Asian arts, cultures, histories, languages, literatures, media, and social practices. 


The Ph.D. program requires a thesis that engages with current theoretical and methodological issues and uses both primary and secondary sources in East Asian languages.

The programme

Entering students are expected to have a background and/or degree in disciplines relating to East Asia and have knowledge of an East Asian language.

Graduates of our program are pursuing careers in academia, publishing, government service, the financial industry, media and communications, and other fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Coursework
  • Language
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Doctoral Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19082 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9541 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    4782 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2391 CAD per semester during 36 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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