Admissions « Graduate Studies
Thank you for your interest in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. We are pleased that you are considering joining us for your graduate studies. Please feel free to contact the department with any questions concerning our programs or the application process.
Information for domestic applicants (US citizens and permanent residents)
Frequently asked questions for domestic applicants
Information for international applicants
Frequently asked questions for international applicants
Graduate Degrees Offered:
- MA in East Asian Studies
- Dual Degree: MA in East Asian Studies and Masters of Business Administration
- Joint Degree: MA in East Asian Studies and Master of Public Affairs
Please note: We DO NOT offer a PhD in Chinese or Japanese Language Pedagogy
Please see the Graduate School Bulletin for the specific requirements for each degree option offered by EALC.
Please keep these things in mind as you begin to prepare your application:
- East Asian Languages and Cultures admits students only for Fall semester. We do not have Spring or Summer admission.
- The Application deadline for International applicants is December 1st.
- The Application deadline for Domestic applicants is January 15th.
- Admissions decisions will be mailed at the beginning of March.
- We do not accept revised versions of materials that have been submitted. Please carefully review and proofread your personal statement and writing sample before submitting.
- A limited amount of financial aid is offered by EALC. We encourage applicants to investigate many financial aid options. You can find more information on funding options here.
- To be considered for financial aid, International applicants must score at least the following on the TOEFL exam:
- 93 Internet Based Test (iBT)
- 580 paper based test
|Application deadline for International Students (to allow time for additional processing)|
|Application deadline for Domestic Students (U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents)|
|FLAS Fellowship Application deadline (U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents only)|
|All complete application dossiers reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee|
|Letters sent, announcing the Committee’s decisions. Only acceptance letters will be sent by e-mail|
|Decision letter due from the accepted applicant|
|Tuition and fee costs announced by the Board of Trustees (see the Bursar's website for details).|
|Information sent to help students prepare to come to Bloomington|
|Orientation Week (meet with the Director of Graduate Studies, register, arrange for a student ID, a computing account, explore the library, tour the department facilities, etc.)|