Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enroll in the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments.
  • To be considered for admission to the collaborative Master’s degree program in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies applicants are expected to have completed course work on Asia or have had relevant working or living experience in East or Southeast Asia.

Application Procedures

The deadline for applications for September 2018 admittance is February 1, 2018. Please note that some home departments have earlier application deadlines. It is up to the applicant to ensure that both program deadlines are met.

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the collaborative program must apply to a home department through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Online Application. In the Collaborative Programs section of the application, please indicate that you are also applying to the Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies program (formerly Asia-Pacific Studies).

Participating Home Departments:
Please consult individual websites for program requirements as well as application procedures and deadlines.

In most cases*, applicants are not required to send a supplementary application package to our office, except for those who are not applying through the SGS online application (for Rotman Management applicants and other exceptions, see instructions below). Students who would like to submit supplementary materials to our program office (such as a statement of interest or reference letters that are different from those submitted to the home department) may send them to the program administrator at the address below.

If you are applying through the Rotman School of Management, please send us a supplementary application package including a photocopy of the application submitted to the home department, a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, transcripts (sealed and signed), and at least two letters of reference (also sealed and signed) with specific information regarding your background in Asia-Pacific studies and relevant experiences in the region. Please note that recommendation letters sent to the Program Administrator via email cannot be accepted.

*If you are applying through the School of Graduate Studies online application, please ensure that any of the following documents NOT included in your online application are sent to the program administrator via mail or email: statement of interest (clearly indicating Contemporary East or Southeast Asia research interests), curriculum vitae.

Please send the supplementary application package to:

Program Administration Office
Collaborative Master’s Program in Contemporary East and Southast Asian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 Canada

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