M.A. On Campus

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Rutgers University

12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The East Asian Languages and Cultures program at Rutgers University offers exceptional academic opportunities for advanced study of the civilizations of China, Japan, and/or Korea leading to the M.A. and M.A.T. degrees.


About the Program

The East Asian Languages and Cultures program at Rutgers University offers a wide and coherent curriculum including the following humanities disciplines: literature, visual culture, history, religion, anthropology, language and linguistics. Rutgers has long been a national leader in the humanities, ranked as #9 by Times Higher Education (U.K.) in 2012.

Centered at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, our graduate program draws on the strengths of a distinguished faculty with nearly twenty members working on various aspects of East Asian studies. Our faculty members work closely with students and tailor their mentoring to each student’s intellectual and professional needs. Our balanced and flexible curriculum encourages students to shape their own programs while acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of an East Asian civilization. In addition, students may take courses at Princeton University through our graduate school consortium.

Rutgers offers extensive resources to support graduate research. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities—the nationwide consortium of leading research universities—as well as the prestigious Committee on Institutional Cooperation, whose membership includes all Big Ten institutions and the University of Chicago. Research on East Asian studies at Rutgers is supported by the East Asian Library, which has extensive collections and resources for Chinese, Japanese and Korean studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Silk Road: A History of Cultural and Material Exchanges
  • Classical Chinese Poetry and Poetics
  • Modern Chinese Literature and Film
  • Chinese Dialects and Sociolinguistics
  • The Japanese Novel
  • Japanese Popular Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts, Two Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statement (2 pages maximum), Writing Sample (15-20 pages)
  • The GRE General Test is not taken into account for applicants
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores demonstrating English proficiency (International Students)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /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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