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BAS Asian Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

32640 AUD
21705 AUD

Application fee

International 75 AUD
National 75 AUD
College of Asia and the Pacific
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
SAT (avg)570

About this course

With a Bachelor of Asian Studies students will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets them noticed by employers. Central to the program is the opportunity to truly engage with the region through dedicated in-country study programs. Our in-country programs are offered in a number of countries and range in length from a couple of weeks to an entire year. In today’s globalised world success for business, government and international organisations depends heavily on strong relationships with Asia. This means that employers across the globe now actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the region. 

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Domestic applicants
    • ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) : 80
    • QLD Band: 10
    • International Baccalaureate: 28
  • International applicants
    • Applicants with international qualifications should refer to the latest International undergraduate admissions table for a guide to program entry scores.
  • For Indian Applicants the following eligibility criteria apply:
    • AISSC: A minimum cumulative score of 13 in their best 4 subjects where the score is calculated by the given metric: A1=5; A2=4.5; B1=3.5; B2=3; C1=2; C2=1.5; D1=1; D2=0.5
    • ISC: The minimum average of the externally examined subjets must be 83%

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Course Modules

The Bachelor of Asian Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:

  • A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 The 144 units must consist of:

  • 12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
    • ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia
    • ASIA1030 Lives in Motion: The Politics of Culture and Everyday Experience in Postcolonial Asia
  •  12 units from the completion of discipline courses from the following list:
    • ASIA2065 Comparative Politics (Asia Pacific)
    • ASIA2067 Economies of Emerging Asia
    • ASIA2301 Prehistoric Origins: Archaeology of Asia and the Pacific
    • ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives
    • ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives
    • ASIA2307 History of Empire in Asia
    • ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific
    • ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific
    • INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
    • STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific
  •  24 units from completion of language courses from one of the following lists:
    • Arabic Language
      • ARAB1002 Introductory Arabic A
      • ARAB1003 Introductory Arabic B
      • ARAB2011 Intermediate Arabic A
      • ARAB2012 Intermediate Arabic B
      • ARAB3001 Advanced Arabic A
      • ARAB3002 Advanced Arabic B
    •  Burmese Language
      • BURM1002 Burmese 1
      • BURM1003 Burmese 2
      • BURM2001 Burmese 3
      • BURM2002 Burmese 4
    • Chinese Language
      • CHIN1012 Modern Chinese 1A: Spoken Chinese
      • CHIN1013 Modern Chinese 1B: Written Chinese
      • CHIN2022 Modern Chinese 2A: Spoken Chinese
      • CHIN2023 Modern Chinese 2B: Written Chinese
      • CHIN3020 Modern Chinese 3
      • CHIN3021 Modern Chinese 4
      • CHIN3022 Modern Chinese 5
      • CHIN3023 Modern Chinese 6
      • CHIN3024 Modern Chinese 7
      • CHIN3025 Modern Chinese 8
      • CHIN3041 Case Studies in Translation: Chinese/English
      • CHIN3211 Advanced Readings in Chinese A
      • CHIN3212 Advanced Readings in Chinese B
      • CHIN3216 Chinese-English Interpreting
    •  French Language and Culture
      • FREN1003 Introductory French I
      • FREN1004 Introductory French II
      • FREN2024 Continuing French I
      • FREN2025 Continuing French II
      • FREN3006 Intermediate French I
      • FREN3007 Intermediate French II
      • FREN3008 Advanced French Topics
      • FREN3107 Current Affairs and the French Press (Advanced)
    •  Hindi Language
      • HIND1100 Hindi 1A
      • HIND1200 Hindi 1B
      • HIND2300 Hindi 2A
      • HIND2400 Hindi 2B
      • HIND3500 Hindi 3A
      • HIND3600 Hindi 3B
    •  Indonesian Language
      • INDN1002 Indonesian 1A
      • INDN1003 Indonesian 1B
      • INDN2002 Indonesian 2A
      • INDN2003 Indonesian 2B
      • INDN3002 Indonesian 3A
      • INDN3003 Indonesian 3B
    • Japanese Language
      • JPNS1012 Spoken Japanese 1
      • JPNS1013 Spoken Japanese 2
      • JPNS1014 Written Japanese A
      • JPNS1015 Written Japanese B
      • JPNS2012 Spoken Japanese 3
      • JPNS2013 Spoken Japanese 4
      • JPNS2014 Written Japanese C
      • JPNS2015 Written Japanese D
      • JPNS3005 Advanced Japanese: Issues in Contemporary Japan
      • JPNS3006 Advanced Japanese: Language in Context
      • JPNS3007 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Culture and Society
      • JPNS3008 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Literature
      • JPNS3023 Advanced Readings in Japanese History
      • JPNS3024 Advanced Readings in Japanese Law
    • Korean Language
      • KORE1020 Modern Korean 1
      • KORE1021 Modern Korean 2
      • KORE2521 Modern Korean 3
      • KORE2522 Modern Korean 4
      • KORE3012 Modern Korean 5
      • KORE3013 Modern Korean 6
    • Literary Chinese Language
      • CHIN3030 Literary Chinese 1
      • CHIN3031 Literary Chinese 2
      • CHIN3015 Advanced Literary Chinese
    •  Mongolian Language
      • MNGL1002 Mongolian 1A
      • MNGL1003 Mongolian 1B
      • MNGL2002 Mongolian 2A
      • MNGL2003 Mongolian 2B
    • Portuguese Language
      • PORT1001 Introductory Portuguese I
      • PORT1002 Introductory Portuguese II
      • PORT2001 Continuing Portuguese I
      • PORT2002 Continuing Portuguese II
    •  Sanskrit Language
      • SKRT1002 Sanskrit 1A
      • SKRT1003 Sanskrit 1B
      • SKRT2103 Sanskrit 2A
      • SKRT2104 Sanskrit 2B
      • SKRT2105 Sanskrit 3A
      • SKRT2106 Sanskrit 3B
    •  Spanish Language
      • SPAN1001 Introduction to Spanish I
      • SPAN1002 Introduction to Spanish II
      • SPAN2001 Continuing Spanish I
      • SPAN2002 Continuing Spanish II
      • SPAN3001 Intermediate Spanish I
      • SPAN3012 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Culture)
      • SPAN3022 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Linguistics)
    • Tetum Language
      • TETM1002 Tetum 1
      • TETM1003 Tetum 2
      • TETM2004 Tetum 3
      • TETM2005 Tetum 4
    •  Thai Language
      • THAI1002 Thai 1A
      • THAI1003 Thai 1B
      • THAI2002 Thai 2A
      • THAI2003 Thai 2B
      • THAI3002 Thai 3A
      • THAI3008 Advanced Readings in Thai Language and Culture
    •  Vietnamese Language
      • VIET1002 Vietnamese 1A
      • VIET1003 Vietnamese 1B
      • VIET2002 Vietnamese 2A
      • VIET2003 Vietnamese 2B
      • VIET3002 Vietnamese 3A
      • VIET3003 Vietnamese 3B
  •  48 units from completion of majors, minors and courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific


  • 48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

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How to Apply

  • Students are expected to apply via the online appication portal where they must adhere to the deadline, provide all supporting documentation, and pay the application fee.
  • Supporting documents include items such as academic transcripts and graduation certificates, proof of English language competence, relevant work experience, curriculum vitae or resume references, and written work that you have completed or to which you have contributed, such as theses (published or unpublished), essays or papers.
  • All documents must be in English, or translated into English. Documents should be colour scans of originals and uploaded as part of this application.
  • When uploading documents, they should be in one of the following formats: bmp, .gif, .pcx, .pdf, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff. Documents may be uploaded as prompted during the application, or as a combined file, in the attachment section.

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