Application period for Asianet online courses for spring 2018 is extended to 30.11.2017

Apply to the Asianet online courses for spring 2018 now!

Application period extended to 30.11.2017!

At you can study online courses on the most dynamic region in the world. Our courses focus on the contemporary societies, economies, politics and cultures of East, Southeast and South Asia. If you want to learn more about China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia come study with us. Courses are organised entirely online.

These courses are great for students who aspire to work with or in Asia and international affairs in the future. Also professionals who are already working with Asia in one way or another can gain in depth knowledge to buildup their expertise.

We offer courses at basic and advanced level. You can either take individual courses or choose from two study entities (Asian Programme and Mini Minor).

Asian Programme and Mini Minor

You can study BASIC COURSES offered in the Asian Programme such as Business in East and Southeast Asia or Contemporary East Asia. In the Asian Programme you have the possibility to do a 25 ECTS minor subject. These BASIC COURSES are also used as the foundation for the Mini Minor (10 ECTS to complete the minor), which lets you to concentrate in more depth on one thematic aspect such as business or society.

Read more about the Asian Programme here and the Mini Minor here.

“Online teaching is one of the best methods because everyone can study when time is good.” (Asianet alumni)

Master’s Level Courses

If you want to take individual courses, you can apply for the various Master’s Level Courses offered by Asianet. This includes courses such as Introduction to Mongolian Politics and Society  or Business Environment in Japan and South Korea. This spring we have two brand new courses: China-US relations – Asian Security and Chinese Working Place Cultures.

Read more about our Master’s Level Courses here.


Who Can Apply?

Students from Asianet member universities may take these courses for free. This includes Aalto University, the universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, and Vaasa, and Åbo Akademi. A student from a University of Applied Sciences may also apply if their university agrees to cover the course fees, or if the student is willing to cover the course fees themself.

Other individuals including students from non-member universities can apply to Asianet courses as independent self-paying students.

Read more about applying to Asianet courses from each relevant programme page.

Welcome to Asianet!

If you have any questions about the studies, please contact Contact Person Ulla Morelli, University of Turku (e-mail:


“These courses have been a great support for dealing with Asian customers” (Engineer, Asianet alumni)