The Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the oldest of its kind in Israel and one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Humanities, home to close to 300 students specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and India & Indonesia Studies. The department maintains an environment of close cooperation between students and faculty in a wide array of extracurricular activities, and is characterized by a tradition of excellence in research and teaching.
The goal of the graduate program in the Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is to introduce students to advanced knowledge about the culture, history, language, society, politics and various other aspects of East and South Asian countries: China, Japan, and India & Indonesia. As part of their MA studies, students will specialize in the same geographical region (China, Japan, or India and Indonesia) they chose for their BA studies. MA students will participate in advanced seminars, guided reading classes, and other courses from within and outside the department upon approval from the MA advisor.