East Asian Studies, B.A. | University of Calgary | Calgary, Canada
48 months
24408 CAD/year
6596 CAD/year
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The East Asian Studies program at University of Calgary examines the culture, language and history of East Asian civilizations in an interdisciplinary program offering a comprehensive understanding of the rich culture and emerging global power of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.


During your personalized course of studies you will gain a sensitivity to diversity and interconnectedness, conceptual analytic skills, research capabilities, and the ability to communicate in either Chinese or Japanese.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the East Asian Studies program at University of Calgary, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as civil service, the non-profit sector, government positions and the business world. A degree in East Asian Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to professional degrees in Law, Medicine, Education, Journalism, Diplomacy, Arts, the Performing Arts, and Graduate Studies. The PBS reports that Asian-related careers will be in high demand in the 21st century.

Program highlights

  • Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
  • Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asian Philosophy
  • East Asia from 1800
  • Survey of Far Eastern Art: China and Related Civilizations
  • Japanese Culture in an Immersion Setting
  • Understanding Contemporary East Asia
  • Issues and Methods in East Asian Studies

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

  • Applicants educated in other countries may be considered for admission on their academic merits. Those completing Canadian high school courses will have the grades obtained in these courses used in lieu of equivalents obtained on international certificates.
  • Meet the minimum admission requirements as specified in section A.5 of the Calendar
  • Meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirement
  • Be either a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Indicate their desire to be considered under this category on the Application for Admission
  • Provide contact information for two references
  • Complete a personal profile outlining circumstances, personal achievements and educational goals
  • Provide official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institutions attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24408 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12204 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    6596 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3298 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /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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