South Asian Studies

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

Organized around carefully selected themes in culture, history, politics, religion, economics and development, you’ll gain a critical perspective while deepening your knowledge. You’ll study South Asia as it is comprised by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Given that contemporary South Asia has emerged as a major world force faced with unprecedented social and political changes, the program offers grounded and expert analyses of challenges that face the region.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students, or
  2. new applicants to York who already hold a university degree.

How to apply

  1. If you are a current York student, contact the South Asian Studies program coordinator about admissibility and application requirements.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York and already have a university degree, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to the South Asian Studies program, as noted in item 1 above.