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What will I learn?

China, Japan and Korea - seats of ancient civilizations and modern societies of immense global significance - form the basis of this program. Bridging East Asia's dynamic modern milieu and its rich history, you will gain an appreciation of the importance of Chinese, Japanese and Korean language, literature and fine arts and of the political, economic and social impact of these nations.

New courses are being developed that deal with the areas of Southeast Asia that sustain close cultural ties with East Asia. Course offerings include:

  • Culture and Society in East Asia
  • East Asia: Tradition and Defiance
  • Japanese Culture, Literature and Film
  • Asian Art: Zen Painting and Poetry

East Asian Studies will prepare you for a career in the foreign services or in languages. Further studies may lead to a career within a multinational corporation or as a university professor.

  • Participate in the Canada-Taiwan exchange program sponsored by the Department of Human Resources Development Canada.
  • Peruse the extensive resource material in the Jerome Ch'en Resource Centre for East Asian Studies, home of more than 10,000 works of literature, history, philosophy and poetry.
  • Take advantage of The Multimedia Language Centre (MLC) of York University, a resource centre dedicated to supporting students who are enrolled in language, literature and linguistics programs.
  • Participate in research and gain valuable experience with the York Centre for Asian Research.
  • Learn from our widely respected faculty, which includes Joshua Fogel, Canada Research Chair in the History of Modern China.

Possible Career Paths Include:

Activist, Ambassador, Author, Charity Coordinator, Community Center Directo

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$32,416.00 (US$ 25,472) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

Expected January, September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

4700 Keele Street,

Ross Building, S900,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a US Grade 12 diploma plus SAT and/or ACT examination scores. Other English Language Requirements accepted: York English Language Test with a Overall band: 1-5; TOEFL: Computer-based: 220,Paper-based: 560; Test de français international(TFI) with a Overall score: 785.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Language Test Scores

YELT (YORK ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST) - Overall band: 1-5

TOEFL (TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) - iBT: 83

IELTS (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SERVICE) - 6.5

The application deadline for fall term is mar 01 and winter term is oct 15.

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About this uni

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas