Asian Studies Graduate Diploma

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

Diploma programs are open to students in any relevant graduate program or to those who have a general interest in graduate-level work. For diplomas that are part of a graduate degree (concurrent), please contact the relevant graduate program office. For graduate diplomas that can be pursued on their own (stand-alone, direct entry), applications are submitted online. More

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) offers a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GDAS) that is awarded concurrently with a Masters or Doctoral degree for which the student is registered.

GDAS answers the identified need among students who are looking for more Asian content in their studies, and to interest prospective employers who are looking for graduates with certifiable expertise in Asian Studies.

It is an interdisciplinary program that offers students a challenging graduate diploma degree with promising career opportunities in the broad area of Asian development.

Given the program's emphasis on non-spatially-contained definition of Asian studies, diaspora, identity, and transnationalism among immigrant communities in Canada, students will acquire a broad knowledge of contemporary Asian research and issues.

Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:
Mail

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3