Asian Studies, M.Sc. | Nanyang Technological University | Singapore, Singapore
12 months
10074 USD/year
6704 USD/year
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Asian Studies at Nanyang Technological University  is designed to help students obtain the necessary empirical knowledge and analytical perspectives required to become leaders in various professions related to Asian affairs


Asian Studies at Nanyang Technological University  is designed to help students acquire various analytical tools and historical perspectives to facilitate development of expertise on emerging Asian political, economic and security issues on multiple levels.

Key facts:

On the political front, many Asian states are experiencing profound historical transitions, accompanied by numerous uncertainties. Economically, the vast majority of countries in the region continue to experience phenomenal growth, creating numerous profitable business opportunities and transforming the region into a new economic powerhouse. In the security arena, many potential regional flashpoints remain, including the Korean Peninsula, the Taiwan issue, the South China Sea dispute, regional arms races, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, and the rising influence of religious fundamentalism.

At the heart of the region lie the concerns associated with the rise of China as an economic and military powerhouse, the emergence of India, a more assertive Japan and the evolving role of the United States. The rise of ASEAN as an international organisation plays a crucial role in shaping the relationships among major powers and in cultivating East Asian regionalism. All these issues will have profound global implications, and are of unquestionable relevance to many professions with interests that intersect developments in Asia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The International History of Asia
  • Government and Politics of Southeast Asia
  •  Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific
  •  Indonesia Rising: Politics, Society & Strategic Thought
  •  State Society and Politics in Malaysia
  •  State Society and Politics in China
  •  Singapore’s Foreign Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with honours from a Singapore university or overseas equivalent
  • A university letter stating that English was the medium of instruction must be provided by all candidates whose undergraduate degrees were taught entirely in English but in a non-English speaking country
  • A provisional degree certificate or a university letter stating the expected graduation date is required for applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate studies. The original degree certificate must be provided for verification at the point of matriculation, otherwise candidates will not be admitted to the masters programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10074 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10074 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6704 USD per year during 12 months.

Singapore citizens: S$9,550  and international: S$14,350

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /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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