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October 24, 2023

MA in South Asia Studies
South Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington, Seattle
Deadline: January 31, 2024
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The South Asia Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for the MA in South Asia Studies program. Located in beautiful Seattle, the University of Washington is one of the premier intellectual and pedagogical hubs for the study of South Asia in North America.

As a graduate student, you will join a thriving intellectual community. Both inside and outside of the classroom, we strive to foster a sense of collegiality, friendliness, and shared purpose.

The breadth of faculty expertise allows students to learn in an environment that exemplifies the benefits of interdisciplinary scholarship. Classes, seminars, symposia, and colloquia are designed to promote robust, interdisciplinary discussions amongst faculty and students. View an extensive list of our course offerings.

From History and Literature to Health and Business, our world-renowned faculty have appointments in departments and schools across campus.

Interested in Global Health? Going to Law School? We offer concurrent degrees with six professional programs: Public Affairs, Business Administration, Law, Forest Resources, Marine Affairs, and Public Health.

Language courses in Bangla, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit, and Urdu.

Generous funding available:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships ($18,000 tuition + $20,000 living stipend, available to US citizens and permanent residents)

Frank F. Conlon South Asia Fellowship (approx. $9,000 stipend, available to US and international students)

More funding opportunities

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Seattle is a terrific place to live. It is a vibrant, diverse, and scenic city that is home to leading technology companies, global health and development organizations, world-class outdoor recreation, local food and music scenes, and an active South Asian community.

Please contact the South Asia Center with any questions at