24 months
8935 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's programme in Asian Studies at Stockholm University is an interdisciplinary program that provides advanced knowledge about the Asian languages and cultures with its main focus on Japan, China and Korea. 


The programme also provides in-depth training in one of the major East Asian languages: Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Key Features 

  • The focus of the Asian Studies programme from Stockholm University is developing the student's ability to interdisciplinary analysis of East Asia as a whole, and Japan, China and Korea specifically. Advanced knowledge in one of the three languages is considered central for achieving this goal.
  • By combining an interdisciplinary approach with country specific knowledge, the student is given the opportunity to focus on issues central for the region and contextualize East Asia on a global level.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Issues and Approaches in East Asian Studies
  • Cultural Flows and Political Relations in East Asia 
  • Scientific Methods and Research Ethics 
  • Advanced Japanese 
  • Advanced Chinese
  • Advanced Korean 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (including a thesis of at least 15 ECTS credits in either Chinese, Japanese or Korean) in Asia's Languages and Cultures, or the equivalent thereof. 
  • Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8935 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17870 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Applies to citizens from outside EU, EEA or Switzerland. First instalment: 45000 SEK. The complete programme: 180000 SEK.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /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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