Master of Arts in Regional Studies - East Asia
Applying to MARSEA
Application to the MARSEA program should be made through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Applications are due no later than January 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until April 15.
January 15 for Fall Admission
Applicants must apply online at http://www.gsas.columbia.edu/
Applicants should upload in the appropriate sections of the online application, transcripts and test scores and other material being submitted in support of the application. Do not send hard copies.
Please note this is a full-time one year M.A. program and cannot be completed part-time.
Questions regarding the admissions process should be directed to the GSAS Office of Admissions at 212-854-4737 (general number) or email@example.com.
Please direct application materials sent by mail to:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
107 Low Memorial Library, MC 4304
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
- Application for Admission
- Application Fee
- Statement of Academic Purpose
- Fellowship Statement (if applicable)
- Three Letters of Evaluation
- GRE Scores
- TOEFL Scores (for non-native English speakers)
- Short Writing Sample
American Language Program (ALP)
For students who wish to improve their written or spoken English language skills, courses are available during the summer and academic year at Columbia's American Language Program. more
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute offers a limited number of merit-based fellowships each year for incoming master’s students.
The Weatherhead Student Fellowship is awarded annually to selected first year Fall semester entering MARSEA students. The fellowship provides partial tuition. MARSEA applicants will automatically be considered for the Student Fellowship.
Applicants to the MARSEA program who are U.S. citizens or permanent residence can apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), graduate loans and the Federal Work-Study Program. All applicants are encouraged to seek outside funding. For details, please visit our website. For details please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Financial Aid page here