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Graduate Studies Workshop

Are you at a crossroads in terms of where to go next? Interested in a postgraduate degree in East Asian Studies? Information Regarding Post-graduate Study in East Asian Studies


PROGRAM MASTERS The minimum period of registration is defined as the shortest length of time a student must be registered in that program on a fulltime basis in order to qualify for the degree. For coursework-only programs, the actual length of time that the program requires is normally equivalent to the minimum period of registration. However, for programs requiring theses, projects and other extended academic activities, the actual time is often longer than the

minimum period of registration. Once the minimum period of registration has expired, full-time students are required to register annually on a fulltime basis until all degree requirements have been completed. The minimum fee for any degree is based on the minimum period of registration and applies both to fulltime and part-time students. Students who accelerate through their program may have to pay a balance of degree fee upon graduation.

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Ph.D. Programs

Candidates are admitted under the general regulations specified in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar as well as more specific regulations in the Calendar pertaining to the Department of East Asian Studies.

Collaborative Masters of Arts Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (MAPS)

The ideal program length for a Ph.D. program is four years, but it is recognized that this is not always feasible. You should consult your department if you have not received an outline of the requirements. Students in Ph.D. programs must be registered full-time, year-round. The minimum period of registration is twelve months. For students entering a Ph.D. program directly from a bachelor’s degree (i.e., without having completed a master’s degree program), the usual program length is five years, with a minimum period of registration of two years.

East Asian Studies Graduate Program

Those interested in applying to the Collaborative Masters of Arts Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (MAPS), must also fill out a supplementary application found http://www.utoronto.ca/asiapacific-ma/

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+ ONLINE APPLICATION All applicants must submit an online application via the East Asian Studies website. In addition to the online application, all required documents except transcripts and TOEFL scores can be uploaded from the online system. When submitting these documents, please include a printout of your information sheet generated by the online application: · Proposed plan of study outlining research interests (maximum of 500 words) · A sample of written academic work in English (less than ten pages) · Three (3) reference letters for PhD applicants; two letters for MA applicants. Letters should be written personally by academic faculty familiar with your work and may be in English, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. Referees' letters can also be uploaded on the online system. Referees will be automatically contacted within 24 hours after payment of fees. · While a completed online Grade Summary form is accepted as part of SGS online application, the applicant must also provide original university transcripts for all undergraduate or

graduate programs completed or in progress. · Applicants who are applying from outside of North America or Britain are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Languages (TOEFL) scores (600+ paper-based or 250+ computerbased) and Test of Written English (TWE) scores (5.0+). In completing the application details form please answer "Field of Study" as either EAS Classical or EAS Modern (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean). The mailing address of the department is: Department of East Asian Studies University of Toronto 130 St. George Street, #14-087 Toronto, ON Canada M5S 3H1 Once you access the SGS online admissions application and enter your contact information an applicant identification number and a password will be e-mailed to you. You can leave and return to your application at any point until you move to the payment stage. Once you have paid, you may return to check on the status of your application, including whether we have received your supporting documents.

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Deadlines The department will consider your application only after you have entered your personal and academic information in the online application, submitted the application fee and a complete package of your supporting documentation. All supporting documents must be received by January 31st for MA applicants, and December 1st for PhD applicants, with the exception of the referees' letters which will be accepted up to Dec. 10. After Jan 31 (MA) and Dec 1 (PhD), applicants will be contacted by the Dept. if any further documentation is required. Applicants who opt to pay the application fee offline, must complete their application and mail their payment at least two weeks in advance of the deadline (deadline for MA is Jan 31st; deadline for PhD is Dec 1st). If you are unable to pay by credit card you may print an invoice from the application and mail it with a certified cheque to the School of Graduate Studies at the address listed on the invoice.

> Application Fee

Payment of your application fee must be received by the School of Graduate Studies before we will consider your application. You may pay online by VISA or Mastercard. This payment method is secure as the transaction is handled by Mirapay, a third party authorized by VISA and Mastercard. Mirapay provides the School of Graduate Studies with payment confirmation only. SGS and the University of Toronto will not have access to your credit card information. Please note that the process requires that popup blockers on your web browser be disabled. N.B. The online admissions application replaces previous PDF and printed application forms. If you have copies of those forms, please discard them and use the online application process only. If for some reason you cannot use the online admission application, please contact the department. Online admissions application will be activated or opened to accept applications starting in September. Pls. note that deadline for submission of PhD applications is Dec. 1. For MA applications deadline is January 31st. To proceed to the SGS online admissions application go to: http://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca

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+REQUIREMENTS Listed below are the minimum admission requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies. More details on these admission requirements can be found in the Admissions Guide: http://www.gradschool.utoronto.ca/__shared/assets/Admissions_Guide12425.pdf

Many departments require a higher average. Master's Programs and Full-Time Special Students  an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree with a final year average of at least mid-B from the University of Toronto or its equivalent another recognized university Doctoral Programs  an appropriate University of Toronto master's degree or its equivalent, with an average of at least B+ or demonstrated comparable research competence  some departments admit directly to the doctoral program from a bachelor's degree for highly qualified candidates (minimum average required) Part-time Special Students  must hold a degree from a recognized university Identifying the Final Year of Study Many students complete a four-year bachelor’s program in four consecutive years, usually taking 5 full-course equivalents (FCE) during the fall and winter sessions each year. In these cases, the average is calculated with the 5 FCEs taken in the last year of the program. Other students complete their programs in a variety of ways. If you are unsure as to which courses will be used for averaging purposes, please consult the graduate program to which you are applying. Applicants in the final year of a bachelor’s program and enrolled in fewer than 4 full-course equivalents in each of the final two years of their program, and applicants who have completed their degree with less than 4 full-course equivalents in their final year of study, are considered by the School of Graduate Studies to have completed their bachelor’s program part-time. The final-year average is then calculated by considering the grades in the last five FCEs completed at the senior level, regardless of content.

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+ FEES All degree programs have a time limit by which all degree requirements must be met. The time limit for the Ph.D. degree currently is six years. For Ph.D. students who entered directly from a bachelor’s degree, the time limit is seven years. Time limits for master’s degrees vary. Please consult your department for details.

Financial Support Awarded by the University Formal notification of financial support is normally sent by your graduate department. Students who meet the department’s deadline to apply for admission to a University of Toronto graduate program for full-time studies will be automatically considered for financial support. No separate application is required. Students who apply for admission after the department’s deadline also may be considered for financial support, if funds are available at the time of admission. For information on the granting of awards and other financial support, please contact the department to which you applied. The academic fees for the 2009-2010 academic year will be posted at www.fees.utoronto.ca . In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay incidental fees. These include campus fees, student society fees and, in some professional programs, a placement fee. International students must also pay for the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). For programs that are offered on a part-time basis, the part-time fee is calculated at approximately 30% of the full-time fee. Only students admitted as part-time students may pay part-time fees. For detailed information on fees, please refer to the University of Toronto Student Accounts web site at www.fees.utoronto.ca

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+ Frequently Asked Questions

(Data based upon 2008-2009 academic year) 1. Which tests are required for admission?

Domestic Students

International Students

2. What is the tuition fee** for the program?

MA - N/A PhD - N/A MA - $6,121 PhD - $6,121

MA - EFT* PhD - EFT MA - $13,892 PhD - $13,892

Doctoral Stream

Doctoral Stream

3. What is the minimum guaranteed funding available in the Doctoral stream program?

4. Is direct entry from a four-year Bachelor’s degree to a PhD program available? 5. a) Is a supervisor identified before/after admission?

b) Is a supervisor assigned by a graduate unit or secured by an applicant?

MA - N/A PhD - N/A Yes

MA - N/A PhD - N/A Yes

MA - After PhD - After

MA - After PhD - After

MA Applicant PhD Applicant

MA - Applicant PhD - Applicant

* EFT - English Facility Test (check English Facility Requirements) ** Tuition fee does not include incidental and other fees

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Where to Get Extra Funding?

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Tenable only at eligible Canadian universities, Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarships are open to applicants who will be registered as full-time students in a master's program, or in the first or second year of a combined MA/PhD program, and in a discipline supported by SSHRC. Applicant must be either a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. The Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s program offers one-time, non-renewable, 12-month awards, valued at $17,500. Successful applicants are expected to have achieved first-class academic achievement in each of their last two years of study. The deadline for SSHRC scholarship applications is set relatively early in the school year, usually in mid-October for awards tenable the following year. Students are advised begin preparing applications early. For more information, visit the SSHRC website at: http://www.sshrc.ca/

Government of Ontario

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

You may be considered for an OGS if you plan to be enrolled full-time in an eligible program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree at an eligible institution in Ontario. Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, protected person, or permanent resident or have received a temporary resident visa as a member of the student class under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada). An Ontario Graduate Scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms. The value of the OGS is $5,000 per term. Thus, you may receive $10,000 for two consecutive terms or $15,000 for three consecutive terms. Oneterm awards are not granted. Applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of at least A- in the equivalent of their last 10 full-credits of study. The deadline for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship is also set quite early in the school year, so students should begin preparing their applications as early as possible. For more information, visit the OSAP website at: https://osap.gov.on.ca

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Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship Eligibility: This award is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. Value: Its value has lately been $10,000 but is subject to change.

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship Eligibility: This award is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom, in the subject area of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Value: Four Travelling Scholarships of $11,000 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of scholarships are subject to change. Students must submit to the Graduate Awards Office (attention Michelle Ryan), 1 complete application plus 3 additional copies. A complete application consists of the following documents: − The completed and signed application form (including sheets A and B as described on that form). − Three (3) letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans for postgraduate study. At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior colleagues with whom you have been associated in academic teaching or research. − Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university you have attended. If a transcript is not available, you may substitute a certified statement by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned. Deadline to submit to SGS Graduate Awards Office: Monday February 1st. Please note that applications sent directly to the Board of Scholarship Trustees will not be considered. Applications and complete scholarship details including application process, payment process, scholarship terms and conditions are available on their website at http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/index-e.html.

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IMPORTANT LINKS

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East Asian Studies Department Website: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/eas/ Supplementary Application Form for Collaborative Masters in Asia Pacific Studies: http://www.utoronto.ca/asiapacific-ma/

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Application Forms: http://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca Admissions Guide: http://www.gradschool.utoronto.ca/__shared/assets/Admissions_Guide12425.pdf

SGS Website: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca

If you have any questions, suggestions, or important information to share, feel free to contact us at eassu@yahoo.ca or come to our office at Robarts Library Room 14-299.

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2010 East Asian Studies Graduate Studies Workshop