Shutterstock 2163944253 (1)
Asian Studies (Research)





2 year



This programme focuses on the study of a region (China, Japan, Korea, South Asia or Southeast Asia) or a subject such as political science, religious studies, art and culture, or language and literature studies, taking a regional or interregional approach.


Positions in publishing, international trade, public relations, education and development aid, or in government and NGOs. Our graduates often find employment in Asia itself. You will be equipped to pursue a position conducting independent research at an academic level, such as that of a junior academic researcher or a doctoral student on a PhD programme.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in a discipline from the Humanities or Social Sciences. Knowledge of the fundamentals of Asian Studies and/or area studies, literary studies, linguistics, history and/or social sciences.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

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.