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Study an MA in Asian Studies at Leiden University
The master’s program in Asian Studies at Leiden University offers an outstanding qualification from one of the leading centers for Asian studies in Europe.
You'll develop expertise in the history, language and culture of Asian societies, or contemporary developments in the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing region. Asian studies at Leiden University is unparalleled in the Netherlands and combines the very best of Asia-related research in North-West Europe.
At Leiden University, you can tailor your MA Asian Studies with a specialization that reflects your special area of interest. Different specializations cater for students with or without proficiency in one or more Asian languages, and range from one to two years in duration. This structure allows Leiden University to accommodate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, objectives and expectations.
- Chinese Studies
- East Asian Studies
- History, Arts and Culture of Asia
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Politics, Society and Economy of Asia
- South Asian Studies
- Southeast Asian Studies
Degree & diploma
Master of Arts in Asian Studies
With a long and rich history, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Students may choose to study from 7 faculties and 3 campuses, watch this video to learn what Leiden can offer you!
Services & Facilities
Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world. The university is comprised of...
Location & accommodation
Leiden, the Netherlands
Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...
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