Apply Today: MA in Southeast Asia Studies at the University of Washington

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Southeast Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

University of Washington, Seattle

Application deadline: January 31, 2023

The Southeast Asia Center within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for the MA program in Southeast Asia Studies. The University of Washington is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top public institutions. Located in Seattle, with its diverse and dynamic Southeast Asian community, you’ll enjoy a wealth of cultural activities, as well as opportunities to engage with employers in a range of fields as you pursue your degree. The program has an outstanding placement record. More than 25% of graduates are placed in PhD programs, while the majority of remaining graduates work in the public sector, higher education, and with NGOs. 

The MA in Southeast Asia Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students a framework to understand and analyze Southeast Asia. The program allows wide latitude for students to pursue their own research interests and creative projects under the guidance of distinguished faculty mentors

Languages offered: Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese

Generous funding is available, including for international students. 

US citizens and permanent residents qualify for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, which provides a $20,000 living stipend and $18,000 for tuition. Students must apply to FLAS in addition to applying to the MA program. 

Learn more about:

            • Southeast Asia Center

            • Jackson School of International Studies

            • Funding opportunities

Questions about the program or funding opportunities? Contact the Southeast Asia Center at