We would like to draw your attention to opportunities for students to pursue a funded MA degree focusing on various areas in East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada):
Our university is keen to build the graduate program in East Asian Studies, and 11 new MA students (many with full funding) entered the department this fall, part of an expansion we aim to continue. Though we currently focus on the MA level, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in conjunction with other programs is an option, and we hope to start a Ph.D. program in the near future. The deadline to apply to our graduate program for Fall 2012 entry is 10 January 2012.
Students can focus on any of the following areas:
Japanese Cultural Studies
East Asian Art History
East Asian Religion
East Asian Studies
In particular, the department has research strengths in the following areas:
Premodern Japanese Studies
Premodern Chinese Studies
Some of the research projects and events hosted by the department may be found at:
Ph.D. programs focusing on one of the above areas may be created in conjunction with other programs on campus.
Tuition costs at the University of Alberta are very reasonable compared to those at other North American universities. University and departmental funding is awarded on the basis of merit; nonetheless, over the past several years we have been successful in providing almost all of our students with some form of financial support, including teaching assistantships. In particular, we saw a large increase in the amount of funding awarded to incoming students this year, and we expect this to continue.
For further information, please visit our website:
Yoshi Ono, Graduate Coordinator