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Asian Studies (60 EC)



September - February 


1 year



This programme focuses on the study of Asia as a whole or on a region within Asia. It is accessible to students with or without competence in one or more Asian languages and is unique in the Netherlands.


  • East Asian Studies
  • History, Arts and Culture of Asia
  • Politics, Society and Economy of Asia
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies


Positions in journalism, publishing, international trade, marketing, business, public relations, education and development aid, or with government institutions, international organisations and NGOs. Alumni also often find employment in Asia itself.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in a discipline from the Humanities or Social Sciences. Specialisation-specific requirements and sufficient command of a relevant Asian language may also apply.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.