Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The application period to the UP Asian Center's MA programs in Asian and in Philippine Studies will run from 1 to 31 March 2016. The applications covers the intake for the first semester, Academic Year 2016–2017, which begins in August 2016.  

The Asian Center offers interdisciplinary MA programs in four geocultural areas—Northeast Asia (China, Japan, and Kora), South Asia, Southeast Asia, and West Asia—that facilitate a deep understanding and wider perspective of Asia.  Students will explore broad theoretical and practical issues and topics that affecting Asian societies, examining them from different perspectives and using various methodologies.

MA programs in Philippine Studies are designed to nurture experts with a broad and integrated comprehension of Filipino society and culture, politics and governance, and socio-economic development. MA students can specialize in any of three areas: Philippine socio-cultural studies, Philippine external relations, and Philippine development studies.

Further details and links to relevant information can be found here. For inquiries, please contact the Office of the College Secretary at 981.8500 local 3578 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..