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Asian Studies - Japan

University of Michigan

24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Asian Studies - Japan at the University of Michigan is a program of study which can be completed in two to five terms of full time study depending on the student's Japanese language proficiency at the time of entrance. Students have the option of pursuing the degree part time.


The Asian Studies - Japan degree requirements are configured to provide the students with advanced proficiency in Japanese language in combination with a broad, multi-disciplinary understanding of Japan, as well as training in graduate-level research and writing. The requirements are structured to provide maximum flexibility for students to pursue their own interests within Japanese Studies.

Program Description

The University of Michigan students must complete at least 24 credit hours of course work to receive the degree. Only courses approved for graduate credit may be used to fulfill this requirement. 

Courses used to meet the Japanese language requirement (see next section below), may not be counted toward the minimum credit hours requirement. The 24 credit hours must include courses which meet the minimum Core Courses, Distribution, and Research/Writing Requirements (see below for details).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology
  • Buddhist Studies/Religion/Philosophy
  • Business/Engineering
  • Economics
  • History
  • History of Art/Art & Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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

  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • At least one writing sample in English
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • For non-native English speakers: Proof of English Proficiency
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 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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