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Indiana University Bloomington

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Admissions « Graduate Studies

Thank you for your interest in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.  We are pleased that you are considering joining us for your graduate studies.  Please feel free to contact the department with any questions concerning our programs or the application process.

The application process is different for domestic and international applicants.  Please make sure that you review the appropriate admissions information.

Information for domestic applicants (US citizens and permanent residents)
Frequently asked questions for domestic applicants

Information for international applicants

Frequently asked questions for international applicants

Graduate Degrees Offered:

Please note: We DO NOT offer a PhD in Chinese or Japanese Language Pedagogy

Please see the Graduate School Bulletin for the specific requirements for each degree option offered by EALC.

Please keep these things in mind as you begin to prepare your application:

Application Calendar

December 1:
Application deadline for International Students (to allow time for additional processing)
January 1: 
Application deadline for Domestic Students (U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents)
February 1:
FLAS Fellowship Application deadline (U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents only)
All complete application dossiers reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee
March 1:
Letters sent, announcing the Committee’s decisions. Only acceptance letters will be sent by e-mail
April 15:
Decision letter due from the accepted applicant
Tuition and fee costs announced by the Board of Trustees (see the Bursar's website for details).
Information sent to help students prepare to come to Bloomington
Late August:
Orientation Week (meet with the Director of Graduate Studies, register, arrange for a student ID, a computing account, explore the library, tour the department facilities, etc.)