Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The Asian Center accepts applications twice a year: one intake for the first semester, which begins in August, and another for the second semester, which starts January.

MA PROGRAMS DEADLINES/APPLICATION PERIOD

• For 1st semester, AY 2019–2020 (August 2019 Intake): 01 April 2019—30 April 2019

• For other semesters, please fill out the form below so we can email you the deadlines when they are finalized.

PH.D. PROGRAM DEADLINE

• For 1st Semester, AY 2019–2020 (August 2019 Intake): 15 April 2019

• For other semesters, please fill out the form below.

The requirements have to be submitted in person. You may ask a representative to submit your documents. During the application period, submission of requirements are only accepted on weekdays (excluding holidays or cancellation of work), from 8 am to 5 pm.

DEADLINES FOR OTHER SEMESTERS?

Please sign up below and choose the application deadlines for the semester (s) you wish to apply (covers January 2020 to January 2022 intakes)

INQUIRIES

For M.A.-related inquiries, you may call the Office of the College Secretary at 981.8500 local 3578 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions on the Ph.D. program, please contact the Tricollege Secretariat at 981.8500 local 3578  or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Get an overview of these graduate programs. The Asian Center also publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia.