B.A. On Campus

East Asian Studies

New York University

48 months
56500 USD/year
56500 USD/year
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The Department of East Asian Studies offers courses on China, Japan, and Korea. The focus of the East Asian Studies BA program offered at New York University is primarily on language and literature and the way in which these three civilizations have interacted with the Western world to reconstitute received cultures into modern societies.


By intensive study of Asian culture, the student is encouraged to reflect on the global interrelatedness of human society. Three language sequences are offered: a six-semester Chinese language sequence, a six-semester Japanese language sequence, and a six-semester Korean language sequence. 

Fourth-year study is also offered in all three languages. In addition, various courses in Asian culture in history, religion, literature, film, philosophy and art are offered in the Department of East Asian Studies and in conjunction with other departments.

Program objectives

The East Asian Studies BA program offered at New York University has two objectives: 

  • (1) to develop a high level of competence in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and 
  • (2) to introduce students to Asian cultures through the study of translated literary and cultural documents (literature, history, religion, film, and philosophy) created within those societies. Ongoing study of those cultures is encouraged as a means of acquiring a broad comparative perspective. The courses are offered in conjunction with various departments, underscoring the multidisciplinary nature of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultures and Contexts: The Chinese and Japanese Traditions 
  • Cultures and Contexts: Japan—A Cultural History 
  • Cultures and Contexts: China
  • Cultures and Contexts: Korea 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official score reports (see NYU’s standardized testing requirements).
  • An audition or portfolio for specific artistic program applicants to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Tisch School of the Arts. 
  • English language testing if you have not completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is not your native language.
  • Official transcripts of all college work that you have received academic credit for.
  • The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript. 

Tuition Fee

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    56500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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