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Preview Weekend

The application for Fall Preview 2019 is closed.

Fall Preview Weekend: Explore an Asian Studies Ph.D.

October 31-November 2, 2019

The University of Michigan Asian Studies Ph.D. program invites juniors, seniors, recently graduated, or Master's students, to visit us for a preview of our graduate program. We are eager to recruit students for this event who will contribute to our department's mission of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in Asian Studies.

This event is a department funded opportunity to explore graduate education, participate in admissions workshops, meet world-renowned faculty and current graduate students, and get a taste for life in Ann Arbor. During your visit, you will learn about:

  • the admissions process
  • fully funded graduate programs
  • developing a research project
  • advanced language training
  • selecting a faculty advisor
  • what graduate school is like and how it all works


Please apply if you are a US citizen, permanent resident, or a student with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status. To qualify for this program, you must meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in Asian studies; 2) have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm, specifically efforts in the U.S to reduce social, educational, or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity, or gender, or to improve race relations in the U.S.; 3) have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances; 4) are a first generation U.S. citizen or are the first generation in your family to graduate from a four-year college or university. 

If you are interested in exploring the graduate program in Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, but do not meet the eligibility criteria to participate in Fall Preview Weekend, please reach out to us at! We would be happy to answer your questions regarding the application process and academic life in the department.


Application Deadline for Fall 2019 Preview Weekend: September 15, 2019.

All applicants will be notified of a decision via email by September 30, 2019.

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