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Program
What will you learn?

Our graduate Asian Studies program will provide you with practical, in-depth, and state-of-the-art knowledge of the East Asia region, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. You will not only learn about the culture of the region and acquire advanced language skills in Modern Standard Chinese, but also gain expertise in contemporary social, political and economic issues specific to the region. Furthermore, the program teaches interpreting skills (oral translation) and advanced reading skills of Chinese discourse in culture, society, and the media.

The program also expands on the relations between the East and the West, provides foundation for diplomacy, offers an overview of the current cultural theories and the contemporary approach to Asian aesthetic traditions, and discusses the issue of human rights in the region. The business component of the program includes negotiation skills and practical information on establishing and running a business in East Asia.

Over the course of study you will complete a 3-month practicum in one of our partner institutions and organizations (e.g. companies), which will provide you with an opportunity to test your skills in real work environments, network, and make first steps towards your future professional career.

Who the program is addressed to?

The program is addressed to candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in programs focused mainly on Asian Studies, such as Sinology or Regional Studies with Chinese, and who possess good communication skills, cross-cultural openness and sensitivity, and are interest in the contemporary issues of East Asia, in particular culture, language, business and politics.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a program focused on East Asian Studies, such as Sinology or Regional Studies with Chinese
  • Language competency in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin Chinese, Putonghua) at B1 (or higher) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale
  • Competency in English (language of instruction) at B2 (or higher) level of the CEFR scales

 

Advantages

Asian Studies SWPS University

Unique Asian Studies program

This is the only Asian Studies program in Central and Eastern Europe that focuses on contemporary cultural studies of the whole East Asia region, with English as the language of instruction, and with advanced study of Modern Standard Chinese.

Nowoczesne technologie w nauczaniu

Practical knowledge and skills

The program teaches how to successfully communicate, negotiate, and work in business and other professional environments in East Asia. You will be well-equipped to face a variety of cross-cultural challenges and flourish in multinational teams and institutions.

Studia w miedzynarodowym środowisku

Expert faculty

Our faculty includes highly qualified experts, incluidng native speakers, acclaimed sinologists, Korean and Japanese scholars and cultural researchers, experienced translators and interpreters, business professionals, diplomats and cross-cultural psychologists.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Asian Studies program will possess comprehensive and modern expert knowledge required by international business and public institutions and play a social role of educators popularizing knowledge about East Asia in Europe. They will not only have a good command of English, but will also be able to freely communicate in Modern Standard Chinese. Thanks to their knowledge and practical skills, graduates will be able to build successful careers in the culture sector, business, diplomacy, consulting, translation/interpreting, media, and academia.

Office of Career Services

 
Barbasiewicz, Olga
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cultural researcher specializing in Japanese language and culture, political scientist
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Olga Barbasiewicz
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warszawa
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Sinologist and Turkish studies scholar, specializing in linguistics and onomastics
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Joanna Hryniewska
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warszawa
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literary-studies
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Joanna HryniewskaSinologist and Turkish studies scholar, specializing in linguistics and onomastics
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sinologist, translator, specializing in the history and culture of East Asia
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Marcin Jacoby
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor
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warszawa
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Marcin Jacobysinologist, translator, specializing in the history and culture of East Asia
Kargar, Baktash
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lecturer in Chinese
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Baktash Kargar
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warszawa
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Kozłowski, Stanisław Czesław
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political scientist, former diplomat
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Stanisław Czesław Kozłowski
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warszawa
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Stanisław Czesław Kozłowskipolitical scientist, former diplomat
Krzosek, Jakub
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Nie
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Korean studies scholar and linguist
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Jakub Krzosek
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Jakub KrzosekKorean studies scholar and linguist
Lee, Ting-Yu
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Specialization
sociologist, translator, and entrepreneur, native speaker of Chinese
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Ting-Yu Lee
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
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warszawa
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linguistics
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Ting-Yu Leesociologist, translator, and entrepreneur, native speaker of Chinese
Mazurowska, Karolina
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Specialization
cross-cultural psychologist
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Karolina Mazurowska
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
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warszawa
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psychology
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Karolina Mazurowskacross-cultural psychologist
Rutana, Dominik
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Dominik Rutana
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warszawa
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Institute of Humanities
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Dominik Rutanacultural researcher, specializing in Asian studies
Tylkowski, Marek
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Chinese Studies scholar, historian, lecturer in Chinese
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Marek Tylkowski
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
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warszawa
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culture-and-religion-studies
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Marek TylkowskiChinese Studies scholar, historian, lecturer in Chinese
Wang, Yun
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Yun Wang
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M.A. / Lecturer
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warszawa
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wykladowca
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M.A. / Lecturer Yun Wanglecturer in Chinese as a second language
Yu, Wenting
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Wenting Yu
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M.A. / Lecturer
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warszawa
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wykladowca
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M.A. / Lecturer Wenting Yulecturer in Chinese

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  1. Fill in the
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  2. Upload required documents
    and wait for verification
  3. Pass an entry exam
    (if applicable)
  4. Conclude an electronic agreement
    on the payment terms for studies
  5. Pay the tuition fee
  6. Download your Acceptance Letter
    from the Application Form
  7. Upon your arrival in Poland,
    submit original documents to the Admissions Office
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    Application Form
  2. Upload required documents
    and wait for verification
  3. Pass an entry exam
    (if applicable)
  4. Conclude an electronic agreement
    on the payment terms for studies
  5. Deliver required documents
    to the Admissions Office
  6. Download Admission Decision
    from the Application Portal

Tuition

Application fee

Application fee in the amount of PLN 85.00 should be paid via PayU while submitting university application through the Application Portal

The application fee is non-refundable unless the program of study that you applied to has been cancelled (except when you decide to enroll in a different program of study at SWPS University).

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2023-2024 Tuition Fee

 Number of installmentsAmount
10 installments EUR 555 / each
2 installments EUR 2,730 / each
1 installment Eur 5,250

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