B.A. On Campus

Asian Languages and Cultures

University of Washington

48 months
40026 USD/year
40026 USD/year
12196 USD/year
Tuition fee
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University of Washington's students who earn a B.A. in Asian Languages and Cultures can tailor their major within the discipline of Asian Languages and Literature to their interests and goals. 


Key facts

They have the flexibility to emphasize language courses and other, non-language courses as desired — ranging from ancient Sanskrit epic poetry to Buddhist literature to Korean pop culture. This makes the degree highly versatile and valuable to combine with the study of another Asian language or culture, courses needed for pre-professional studies, or other disciplines. Alumni, as multilingual professionals with in-demand skills, find an advantage entering business and nonprofit work, STEM fields, graduate programs, and more across the globe.

As part of University of Washington's Asian Languages and Cultures degree, students study two years of Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Urdu, or Vietnamese. Because most introductory language courses are available only in the fall, students should sign up for introductory courses as early as possible in order to fulfill the major’s language requirement. If you have previous experience with one of the degree languages, see the department's information on proficiency exams and placement interviews.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Buddhist Literature
  • Indian Philosophical Literature
  • Great Works of Asian Literature
  • Asian Linguistics
  • Writing Systems

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

  • Create your Coalition Account
  • Add UW to your College List
  • Opt-in to sharing contact information
  • Complete the Coalition Profile
  • Complete the UW questions
  • Pay the application fee
  • Send test scores
  • Send transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40026 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40026 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12196 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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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