24 months
46680 AUD/year
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The Asian and Pacific Studies program at the Australian National University will build your unique regional expertise in Asian and Pacific Studies through deep knowledge and innovative research. MAPS immerses you in a nuanced understanding of national and transnational developments regarding people, technologies, languages, and ideas.


The Asian and Pacific Studies program at the Australian National University allows you to develop in-depth knowledge by specialising in particular Asian and Pacific regions, disciplines, or thematic areas (such as politics and international affairs, history and culture, the environment, gender, or translation). In this program, you are encouraged to develop language skills that you can use in your specialised work. For those who wish to design an independent project, this degree provides an opportunity to pursue advanced research through a thesis. The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies allows you to work within one of the largest world-class concentrations of scholars focused on Asia and the Pacific. The ANU is a global leader in the teaching of Asian and Pacific languages and offers notable opportunities for in-country study. Successful completion of this degree offers an ideal pathway into a profession where deep knowledge of Asia and the Pacific, advanced research and writing skills, and high levels of independent project management are required.  

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific
  • Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific
  • International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives
  • Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific
  • History of the State System in Southeast Asia 
  • Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS: 093286M 
  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46680 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • All domestic undergraduate students, and some domestic postgraduate students, are Commonwealth supported. 

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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