Application Procedures


The deadline for applications for  September 2017 admittance is February 1, 2017.

Students 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 Asia-Pacific Studies program.

Participating Home Departments:
(please consult individual websites for program requirements as well as application procedures and deadlines)

Applicants should select a home department based on academic interests and background preparation. In most circumstances, applicants should have taken the equivalent of 4 full-year courses with substantial Asia coverage. In special circumstances this requirement can be waived based on substantial working or living experience in East or Southeast Asia. Admission to our collaborative program requires that you are accepted by both a home department and by the Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies.

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 the Asia-Pacific Studies 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 Asia-Pacific research interests), curriculum vitae.

Please send the supplementary application package to:

Program Administration Office
Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 Canada

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