B.A. On Campus

East Asian Languages and Literatures

Yale University

48 months
59950 USD/year
59950 USD/year
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The major in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University provides an intellectually focused and rigorous immersion in the East Asian humanities.


The department's courses reflect the breadth, depth, and variety of East Asian textual traditions, premodern through modern, including film and theater. 

Learning outcomes

The East Asian Languages and Literatures offered at Yale University is focused on the analysis of literature, culture, and thought, and is built on a solid foundation of language study. Students elect either the Chinese or the Japanese track, but are encouraged to take courses in both tracks and to become familiar with aspects of East Asian literary culture that transcend geographic parameters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Chinese Tradition
  • Japan's Classics in Text and Image
  • Women and Literature in Traditional China
  • Poetry and Ethics Amidst Imperial Collapse  
  • Japanese Cinema before 1960 
  • Japanese Modernism 

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

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
    • School Report with transcript
    • Standardized test results (ACT or SAT) 
    • English proficiency test results - recommended for non-native English-speakers
    • Mid-Year Report & Final Report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59950 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 59950 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    59950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59950 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

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


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