Mini Minor in Asian Studies

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  • Next round of applications: August 24–September 13, 2020.
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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, select the basic and advanced level courses you wish to take and apply to them with the Asianet application form. Once you have earned at least 10 ECTS and completed the required courses, contact the opintosihteerit-yht@utu.fi the student affairs office of the University of Turku 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 (at least 10 ECTS)

BASIC COURSE: Contemporary East Asia (6 ECTS)
ADVANCED COURSES offered in academic year 2020-2021 (choose one or more):

II Business in East and Southeast Asia (at least 10 ECTS)

BASIC COURSE: Business in East and Southeast Asia (6 ECTS)
ADVANCED COURSES offered in academic year 2020-2021 (choose one or more )

III Culture and History in East and Southeast Asia (at least 10 ECTS)

BASIC COURSE: Culture in East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS)
ADVANCED COURSES offered in academic year 2020-2021(choose one or more)

How to apply?

Students of the Asia Network’s member universities

Students who hold a valid study right at one of the University Network’s member universities can apply to courses and take them for free. This applies to degree students and registered exchange students. You have to be registered as an attending student at the time of application as well as throughout the duration of the studies.

Until the end of the year 2020 member universities are:
Aalto University
University of Helsinki
University of Jyväskylä
Tampere University
University of Turku
University of Vaasa
Åbo Akademi University

Starting from 2021:
Will be confirmed latest in the end of August 2020.

Application periods:

  • For courses provided during the autumn term 2020: August 24–September 13, 2020.
  • For courses provided during the spring term 2021: November 2–22, 2020
  • Master’s level courses provided during summer term 2021: March 29–April 25, 2021.
  • Asian Programme courses are not available in the summer terms.

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