48 months
45000 USD/year
45000 USD/year
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The Asian Studies Program at Willamette University fosters interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Asia. Course offerings cover a broad range of disciplines, primarily in the humanities.


These include history, anthropology, art history, philosophy, religion, sociology, and literature with options for individual students to include courses from additional disciplines. Students interested in Asian Studies should consider the Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies majors. Students wishing to design a special major in Asian Studies should consult with program faculty. Program faculty strongly encourage interested students to study in Asia as part of their major program.

Learning outcomes

The Asian Studies major at Willamette University is for students broadly interested in Asia. Many of the courses complement other programs within the college, particularly the study of Chinese and Japanese language. However, no more than eight of the twelve major courses may focus on a single Asian country. 

Students whose interest in Asia focuses on China or Japan are encouraged to pursue a major in Chinese or Japanese Studies. Student majoring in Asian Studies may not also major in Japanese Studies or minor in Chinese Studies. Students majoring in Asian Studies must acquire the special permission of their advisor in order to acquire a second major in International Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gateway to East Asia

  • Topics in Asian Studies
  • Field Study in Asia
  • Independent Study
  • Senior Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common application
  • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
  • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores - optional
  • Teacher Evaluation - optional
  • Official Language Test Score
  • Passport Photo Identification Page
  • Financial Guarantee Statement
  • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45000 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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