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Asian studies

With Asia’s influence on Australia and the world ever increasing are you ready to be a leader in “the Asian century”?

Enquire now to find out how the Bachelor of Asian Studies will deepen knowledge of the Asian region’s history, politics, economies, environment, languages and cultures. You’ll graduate as an expert in Asia ready to capitalise on the career opportunities this century brings.

Combine this degree with almost any other degree at ANU – including law, international relations, engineering, commerce or economics – and your Asian studies specialisation will ensure you are recognised ahead of your peers when starting your career in Australia or overseas.

Subject areas available in the Asian studies program range from religion to K-pop, Chinese politics to Japanese manga, US security policy to Indonesian democracy, media in the region to war and conflict, past and present. Your deep contextual knowledge will be complimented with language training in an Asian language.

Central to the program is the opportunity to truly engage with the region through dedicated in-country study programs. Our in-country programs are offered in a number of countries and range in length from a couple of weeks to an entire year. You’ll experience complete cultural and language immersion (non-language options are also available) – as well as having the adventure of a lifetime.

And because we know adventures don’t come cheap, we will give you a minimum of $3,000 to help fund your study and travel overseas.

First- year students commencing this degree and relocating to Canberra, may be eligible for $2,000 under the ANU Relocation Grant scheme. For full conditions see the ANU Relocation Grants page.

High-achieving students can apply their interest in the region by studying the Bachelor of Philosophy (Asian Studies) program. This program allows you to deepen your knowledge of the region through a custom-made research and study program designed especially for you.

Please note, this program replaces the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Studies which will no longer be available from 2015.

Read our Bachelor of Asian Studies publication (3.54 MB) to find out about core courses and the typical program outline.

Download the brochure (pdf, 1.61MB)

Want to know more?

Enquire now to hear more from ANU or email us at asiapacific@anu.edu.au to organise a time to talk with current students, program advisers, or the academics who teach this program.


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