Admission & Aid

With a degree in Asian Studies, you'll emerge into the workforce prepared to succeed in careers spanning government services, education, journalism and international business. The opportunities we offer further your interdisciplinary experience involving Asian history, language and economics, helping you develop the skills you'll need to set yourself apart in the job market.

We want to support your education in any way we can. Through the University, you can apply for financial aid to facilitate your studies and receive study abroad support through the Cherrington Global Scholars (CGS) initiative.

Expand Your Perspective with Asian Studies

Many public and private sector organizations, on the national and international level, value employees with a background in Asian languages, economics and history. As such, we are committed to helping you use your critical understanding of Asian cultures to move toward prosperous careers in government, business and education.

We are proud to be part of the Cherrington Global Scholars (CGS) initiative, which allows eligible students to study abroad at comparable cost of a term at DU. Cherrington Global Scholars receive benefits that help offset additional costs associated with studying abroad on a quarter-length or longer program, such as round-trip international airfare and student visa application fees. This initiative supports our commitment to internationalizing undergraduate education and fostering international study, research and outreach.

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Admission Information

If you're ready to begin the application process using either the Common Application or University of Denver application, you can find the step-by-step instructions below.

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Financial Aid

Both the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and the University as a whole offer you many financial aid options.

Contact your Admission Counselor

If you have questions about the application process, your admission counselor is here to help guide you to the resources you need.

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Declare a Major or Minor in Asian Studies

If you are interested in declaring an Asian Studies major, please make an appointment with Orna Shaughnessy, PhD, our Asian Studies program director. She will help you to sign up and guide you to an Asian Studies faculty advisor who can help you find the best courses for your interests. You'll need to meet each quarter with your faculty advisor for approval of courses taken for the major.

If you wish to declare an Asian Studies minor, fill out this form and submit it to the Registrar's office.

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Learn more about our faculty and how they bring their interdisciplinary background to our program.

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