Asian Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    2800 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2800 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


Asian studies in the area of Asia–Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities originally merge teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of the Far East.


The curriculum comprises of courses specific for the field of study: Asian studies, and the specialty: Asia–Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities. Specialised courses are included in the curriculum from the very first semester. Over the course of study, students learn about the specificity of social problems of the Far East viewed from various angles: historical, philosophical, religious; and also about the political and economic mechanisms of the region. Upon submission of application, students choose an oriental language which they will learn for the whole duration of the study programme. Based on this choice, students further individualize their curriculum by choosing course modules, and then optional courses.

Learning the oriental language is an important part of the education process.

Students earn 120 ECTS points over the course of the programme: 51 ECTS for optional courses and 69 ECTS for compulsory courses (including 15 ECTS for seminars).

Work training

Completing work training is not compulsory but as a result of our cooperation with various institutions, interested students may benefit from what they offer.

Student academic societies

There are two student academic societies at the Institute of the Middle and Far East: Academic Society for the Far East and Academic Society for the Middle East.

Study abroad opportunities

Students enrolled at the Institute of the Middle and Far East can choose from a broad offer of scholarships for studying abroad, including opportunities to visit countries of the Middle and Far East—both as a part of the international cooperation and as a result of cooperation between universities. The Erasmus+ is also popular among our students.

Recommended language competency

Candidates should be comfortable with reading academic papers in English and participating in courses with English as the language of instruction. Studies may be undertaken without any prior knowledge of the oriental language as beginners-level courses are offered.

Graduate's profile

Graduates possess knowledge about main aspects of international relations from business, political, economic, and cultural points of view. Graduates possess extensive knowledge about such aspects as international environment, actors in international relations and relationships between them, political and economic situation—with special attention paid to historical and cultural context for main Asian and European actors. Particular emphasis is put on countries, societies, and economies of main EU countries, Eastern Asia countries, and member states of the ASEAN community. The curriculum also aims to develop analytical and communication skills of students.

Professional development

Graduates from the Asia–Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities programme are well-prepared for taking a position of analyst and middle-level officer in international corporations and institutions, as well in domestic institutions invested in Asia–Europe cooperation, or in non-governmental organizations focused on the analysis of the international situation in global and regional aspects. Their knowledge and competencies may be carry especial value for Asian companies operating in Europe and for European companies invested in Asian markets.

Access to further study

Graduates can pursue third-cycle study in the field of social sciences and the humanities.

Language competencies

Basic knowledge of an oriental language, at least at A2 level.

Programme Structure

Owing to a wide range of courses, the students acquire deep practical knowledge of the culture and political, economic and social systems

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Persons eligible to apply for the programme are the holders of a higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) in the fields of: the humanities, social sciences.

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Tuition Fee

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    2800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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12000 PLN / year (approx. 2800 EUR)

Living costs for Krakw

2,035 - 2,240 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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