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Why you should consider a Master's in Asia

Getting your Master's  Asia is investing in your business skills.

Asia is a rising force in higher education and is now home to some of the world’s leading universities.

Tuition fees in Asia are generally more affordable than in North America or Europe.

Asia is the world’s largest continent and home to a vast array of cultures, languages, and climates.

English-taught programs are growing increasingly common throughout the region.

From The Great Wall of China to the Taj Mahal in India, Asia is full of architectural wonders and ancient history.

It is said that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century" - and it’s difficult to argue with that. Rapid economic growth since the 1950s has led to the Asian economy outgrowing the rest of the world combined. By the end of the 2020s, China and India are expected to have the world’s two largest economies. This means that living standards across the continent are on the rise and there are more job opportunities than ever before. Although global university rankings are still largely topped by North American and European institutions, there’s reason to think that they could be replaced by Asian universities in the coming years.

There is now at least one Asian university in the top 25 of all three major university rankings, having made consistent gains over past decades. Continued investment into higher education throughout the region has produced a number of world-class universities, predominantly in China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Despite this, tuition fees throughout Asia remain generally more affordable than those in Europe or North America. If this is indeed the Asian Century then there’s never been a better time to get a master’s in Asia.

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How much will it cost to live and study in Asia?

Given the vast size of Asia, it is natural that tuition fees vary greatly throughout the region. The cost of studying in Asia depends on many factors such as the area of study, whether the university is public or private, and the prestige of the school. Generally, the cost of a master’s in Asia compares favorably with Europe and North America. At Peking University, one of the continent’s leading universities, master’s programs cost around €4,000 per year.

How reputable are Asian universities?

In 2020, Tsinghua University became the first Asian university since 2011 to make the top 20 of The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is representative of the increase in quality of Asian universities over the past decade. Other leading institutions include the National University of Singapore, Peking University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Asia’s top universities are mostly located in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

What is the status of the economy?

Asia has seen extraordinary economic growth since the mid-20th century thanks to the so-called "economic miracles" in Japan, China, and South Korea. China is predicted to become the world’s biggest economy by 2030, though by some measurements it is already the world’s biggest. It is also forecasted that India will become the world’s second-biggest economy over the course of the 2020s.

Are there a lot of international students in Asia?

China and Japan host the majority of international students in Asia and are both amongst the top 10 global study destinations. South Korea, Singapore, and India are the next most popular countries for international students in Asia.

Which languages are spoken in Asia?

A huge number of languages are spoken throughout Asia, with Chinese being the most spoken followed by Hindi and then English.