Study cover for Asian Studies
Bachelor On Campus

Asian Studies

The University of Western Australia

36 months
33000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Asian Studies major from The University of Western Australia provides knowledge and a solid basis for critically understanding the great diversity of cultures, societies and political systems of Asia, including China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the languages, either as a complete beginner or as a more advanced student. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Asia is home to two-thirds of the world's population and some of the most dynamic and fascinating societies on the planet. It’s also an economic powerhouse that is vital to Australia's future prosperity and security. 

Whether you aim to work in government, business or as a professional, a familiarity with Asia and knowledge of an Asian language will give you a distinct edge in the job market in the decades to come. 

Our multiple award-winning teaching staff teach about the subjects of their research: the cultures, societies and politics of contemporary Asia. We are especially strong in the areas of popular culture, gender, cultural sociology, political history, social movements and language education. 

In Asian Studies you also have an opportunity to learn the languages and cultures of China, Japan, Indonesia and Korea, either as a complete beginner or as a more advanced student.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Asian Studies major from The University of Western Australia have excellent employment prospects in Australia and in the rising economies of Asia. Many employers in Australia and Asia – including human rights, education, tourism and media organisations, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the World Bank, and the United Nations – give priority to the employment of graduates with an Asia-related academic background. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asian Societies and Cultures
  • Asia from Colonial to Modern
  • Culture, Society and the State in Asia
  • Australia and Asia 
  • Popular Culture in Asia 
  • Indonesian Politics and Culture 
  • Issues in Japanese Society and Culture
  • Social Issues in Contemporary China 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 003005D

CRICOS Code: 068916E

  • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)


  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)


  • Chinese Gao Kao


  • Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC)


  • French Baccalauréat


  • GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations


  • German Abitur


  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)


  • International Baccalaureate


Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99000 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.

National Commonwealth supported students: $8,747.06

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 3 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Asian Studies
The University of Western Australia


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!