Mini Minor in Asian Studies (min. 10 ECTS )

The Mini Minor is designed for students who prefer to include a small minor in Asian Studies in their degree. It provides the possibility to gain advanced knowledge of a specific theme or region. To get the Mini Minor, just select the basic and advanced level courses you wish to take and apply to them with the Asianet application form. Once you have earned enough credits and completed the required courses, contact the Asianet Contact Person (information can be found in the infobox on the right) to receive the Mini Minor degree. Each student is responsible for following themselves that they have the required course credits for the Mini Minor. See the Study Guide for information on how to track your credits.

Mini Minor Themes:

Please note that the selection of available advanced level courses changes annually.

I Contemporary East Asia

BASIC COURSE: Contemporary East Asia (6 ECTS)
ADVANCED COURSES offered in academic year 2018-2019 (choose one or more):

II Business in East and Southeast Asia

BASIC COURSE: Business in East and Southeast Asia (6 ECTS)
ADVANCED COURSES offered in academic year 2018-2019 (choose one or more)

How to apply?

1. University students who hold a valid study right in one of the University Network’s member universities can apply to courses and take them for free. Just fill in the application form on our website during the application period.

Member universities are:
Aalto University
University of Helsinki
University of Jyväskylä
University of Tampere
University of Turku
University of Vaasa
Åbo Akademi University

2. Students at Universities of Applied Sciences can take courses in this programme for free if their school endorses the study fee (€350). These students can take min. 10 ECTS and max. 16 ECTS as part of one Mini Minor. First confirm the endorsement of your study fees from your own institution with this letter of confirmation: (AP_puoltokirje_amk_syksy_2018_kevat_2019). Send it to Coordination Unit of the University Network for Asian Studies before the application deadline. Fill in the Asianet application form on Asianet-website before deadline.

3. Self-paying students (other individuals including students from non-member universities and students from universities of applied sciences whose school will not pay the study fee) who are interested in Asian studies can apply to the programme as independent students. With regards to non-Finnish citizens who apply to the Programme as self-paying students, the Network Board makes the decisions on admission case by case. The study fee for self-paying students is 250 €. First, fill in the Asianet application form (from above) and identify yourself as a self-paying student in the questionnaire. Then, fill in this separate application form for non-degree studies at the University of Turku (hakemus_erillisiin_opintoihin verkostoversio 2018_final) and send it to “Yhteiskuntatieteellisen tiedekunnan opintotoimisto “Asianet” 20014 Turun yliopisto”. After the application period the Coordination Unit will send you instructions on how to pay the study fee to the University of Turku. Please pay the fee before the courses start.

Application periods:

Before applying to the courses, students should check if they are able to include these studies in their degree at their home university.