Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s flagship program for in-country study, providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country for up to 12 months. Students study a combination of language and disciplinary studies at a partner institution, and complete a final research project in the target language on return to ANU.
The Year in Asia Major comprises two 24 unit ‘umbrella’ courses which will include in-country study as well as ANU assessment.
The BAPS (YIA) will be offered as a single degree, or within the new Flexible Double Degree structure. For 2014 direct admission to the BAPS (YIA) will not be available – existing students must be selected and accept a place in the Year in Asia program before they are transferred into the BAPS (YIA).
Find out everything you need to know about the Year in Asia program.
Date: Thursday 3 October
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Baldessin Precinct Building, 4th Floor Tearoom
To be eligible for Year in Asia for Semester 2 2014, you must have already completed at least 8 courses (48 units) of study towards your ANU degree by the end of Semester 2 2013, with a high credit average or above, including:
Applicants must also have at least 4 courses (24 units) of study remaining in their degree after completing the 48 unit Year in Asia component to be eligible to apply for the program.
Please note that admission to the Year in Asia program is on a competitive basis. Where places are limited, students will be selected on academic merit
It is really important that you talk to academic staff and other students about the program to find out more about the demands of living and studying overseas. Are you ready for this experience?
You will also need to research the partner institutions that are available for you to apply to and decide on your top three preferences (you will need to address this in your application). A list of partner institutions can be provided by the relevant Regional Convener. Please note that you cannot apply to the partner institution until you have been selected, or ‘endorsed’ by ANU.
Students apply for the Year in Asia program starting in Semester 2 2014 via an online application form. You can also apply for funding support through this application form.
Initial applications for Semester 2 2014 Year in Asia commencement are open from Monday 7 October to Friday 29 November.
You will receive an email acknowledgement for your application within 48 hours of submitting it. If you do not receive this email notification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be notified of initial application outcomes by Monday 23 December 2013.
Once you are endorsed by ANU, and you accept your offer, you will be sent an application pack to apply to the partner institution.
Endorsed students will need to fill out a number of forms, including a formal application to the partner institution, which may include a visa and a health check application. Endorsed students will also be required to provide information to ANU for approval to travel and insurance coverage.
Application deadlines for partner institutions vary from country to country and institution to institution. You will be provided with support and guidance from your Regional Convener and/or the CAP Student Centre Office.
Once you have been formally offered a place at the partner institution and you accept it you will be transferred into the new Bachelor of Asia Pacific Studies (Year in Asia) degree.
Advice on degree structure and requirements will be available from email@example.com
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