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East Asian Studies

McGill University

24 months
9330 CAD/year
4252 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University is committed to offering a rigorous, innovative, and interdisciplinary environment in which students learn a variety of critical and historical approaches to the study of East Asian arts, cultures, histories, languages, literatures, media, and social practices.


About this Program

The research expertise of our faculty members spans a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including:

  • anthropology;
  • archaeology;
  • art history;
  • ethnic studies;
  • film and media studies;
  • gender and women's studies;
  • history and literature;
  • religion both institutional and popular.

The unique curriculum of East Asian Studies at McGill University allows students to gain an intellectually rich, historically informed, theoretically sophisticated, and materially grounded understanding of China, Japan, and Korea as spaces of dynamic formation and transformation, all while developing proficiency in languages of the region. Graduate students may choose from a wide range of courses offered both by the Department and other departments in the Faculty of Arts, and in other faculties that encourage the development of strong intellectual connections with multiple disciplines.

The Centre for East Asian Research (CEAR), affiliated with the Department of East Asian Studies, actively supports and encourages community outreach. It offers a wide range of activities throughout the year such as lectures, presentations, seminars, workshops, speech contests, and cultural activities, and welcomes new associate members.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies
  • Seminar: Beyond Orientalism
  • Fourth Level Korean
  • Advanced Reading: Japanese
  • Advanced Translation: Japanese
  • Classic Chinese Poetry Themes & Genres

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9330 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9330 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4252 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4252 CAD per year during 24 months.
Local: 1,362.60 CAD 


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