Apply to Asianet autumn courses by Sept. 14. 2021!

Application period for the Asianet autumn courses is now 23.814.9.2021 

Now it’s time to apply to online courses on Asia! We have updated the Bachelor level courses to Finnish language courses. Business course is taught in English, as are all the Master’s level courses.

We have new Master’s level courses on Japan and on Southeast Asia! 


Course selection in autumn 2021

Bachelor level courses give you the key knowledge of Asian history and contemporary societies as well as business environments. In the Master’s level courses you can deepen your knowledge in a more focused area.


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  1. Johdatus Itä-Aasiaan (3 + 2  op) (syyslukukausi 2021)
  2. Johdatus Kaakkois-Aasiaan (3 + 2 op) (syyslukukausi 2021)
  3. Johdatus Etelä-Aasiaan (3 +2 op) (kevätlukukausi 2022)
  4. Introduction to Business in East and Southeast Asia (3 +2 op) (spring term 2022)

READ MORE: “Apply to Bachelor level courses”

Master level courses:

1. Contemporary Southeast Asia (5 cr)
2. Japan’s Foreign Policy (3+2 cr)
3. Chinese Education and Society (3+2 cr)
4. North Korea in the Heart of East Asian Tensions (5 cr)
5. Introduction to Chinese History (5 cr)
6. Introduction to Chinese Contemporary History (5 cr)
7. Introduction to Mongolian Politics and Society (2 cr)

 READ MORE: “Apply to Master’s level courses”


Minor Programmes

By combining Bachelor level and Master level courses, you can compile a minor in two different ways: Mini Minor (10 cr) or Asian Programme 25 (cr)
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Who can take these courses?

1. Students of Asia Network’s member universities

Students who are actively enrolled in a member university of the Asia Network can take the courses free of charge and receive study credits.

The member universities are:
University of Jyväskylä
University of Tampere
University of Turku

+ Tampere University of Applied Sciences (through University of Tampere’s membership)
+ Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (through University of Jyväskylä’s membership)

2. Other students

a) As an external self-paying student of the Asia Network (University of Turku).

You can apply for the courses as an external self-paying student by paying a fee of 250 euros for the minor study right (up to 25 ECTS). After successful completion of courses, you will receive study credits. To do this, you must first fill the Asia Network application form and the application form for non-degree studies. Once you have received the acceptance letter, pay the study fee before the courses start in order to receive the registration codes for the courses.

For Master’s level courses, sufficient background knowledge of the course subjects is required. Self-paid students must demonstrate that they have the necessary background knowledge, either through studies or work experiences.

b) Through Open University at the University of Turku

Some of the Asia Network courses organized by the Centre for East Asian Studies of the University of Turku can be taken through the Open University of Turku. After successful completion of courses, you will receive study credits. The Open University has its own, separate application process, criteria and fees. For more information, please visit this page.

c) Free open MOOC-courses

The 3 credit part of the Bachelor’s level MOOC-courses are open and free of charge for everyone. Course areas can be accessed during the course period via DigiCampus platform by logging into the course with your Google or HAKA account. Independently enrolled students will receive a certificate from the DigiCampus platform after completing the course, but they will NOT receive credits.


Once your application has been processed, you will receive a message about the decision. This will come a few weeks after the application period has ended. If you are accepted to the course, you will receive a welcoming email on the first day of the course, and gain access to the course site in the Moodle. The welcome email comes to the address you have given in the application form. It may go to the spam or offers-folder of your email (at least gmail tends to do it), so check those folders too.

Welcome to study Asia at Asianet!