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East Asian Studies

The University of Arizona

60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Candidates for admission to the East Asian Studies program from University of Arizona must have the support of one faculty member within whose general area the student proposes to work.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

The Department of East Asian Studies offers two areas for Doctoral degrees. Candidates may focus on either China or Japan.

Information on requirements and procedures for admission at the East Asian Studies program from University of Arizona is available from the Graduate College and the department.

The department may admit a student with a B.A. directly into one of the Ph.D. programs if that student shows exceptional promise in his or her field and if there is strong backing from at least one faculty member. In such cases, the student is responsible for fulfilling all normal requirements for the appropriate M.A. program before beginning work for the Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Chinese                                                    
  •  Literary Chinese     
  • Theories and Methods for the Study of Religion       
  • History of East Asian Buddhism                                  
  • East Asian Buddhism in Regional Perspective   
  • Topics in East Asian Buddhism                 
  • Japanese Religions: Ancient        

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA 3.5
  • English proficiency exam for international students. See list of acceptable exams and scores here. 
  • GRE (required of domestic applicants and applicants from English speaking countries, e.g. U.K., Canada, etc.)(not required for other international
  • students)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (Must specify the area you are applying for: Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, and speciality (example: linguistics)
  • Sample of written work (Ph.D. applicants only)
  • Official sealed Transcripts
  • Department Financial Aid Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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