The UCLA Indonesian Studies Program promotes the study of Indonesia by UCLA graduate students and faculty through conferences, lectures, and fellowships. The program will promote deeper understanding of Indonesia and its global significance.
In 2001, UCLA established an Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) in Southeast Asian Studies, the first of its kind in Southern California. The IDP offers Bachelor's degrees, minors and honors programs. Students in the IDP and in other departments may choose from a wide variety of courses about Southeast Asia. Candidates for the degree in Southeast Asian Studies must complete two years of a Southeast Asian language, and most spend some time in Southeast Asia.
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UCLA does not offer an MA or Ph.D in Southeast Asian Studies, but there are ample opportunities for graduate study related to Southeast Asia under the auspices of various departments, including History, Anthropology, Political Science, Asian Languages and Cultures, Asian American Studies, Ethnomusicology, World Arts and Cultures, and Public Health. Prospective students must first apply for admission to the relevant department. Graduate study at UCLA
Each quarter UCLA offers a wide range of courses about Southeast Asia. Up each year for the past five years, UCLA shows its committment to the development of a premiere institution for the study and research of Southeast Asian Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
UCLA's CSEAS and IDP in Southeast Asian Studies strongly encourage UCLA students to study in Southeast Asia through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) to gain language and culture experience. EAP works together with the host universities to ensure that those programs meet the highest possible academic standards. Southeast Asian EAP programs currently operate in Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore. Students wishing to study Indonesia and the Philippines should attend EAP Singapore. UCLA students - get more information and apply for Education Abroad Programs »
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Graduate students whose work entails the study of a Southeast Asian language taught at UCLA (Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog and Indonesian), are eligible for one of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship awarded by the CSEAS. In recent years the CSEAS has annually awarded between six and eight full-year fellowships and a smaller number of summer awards to graduate students in a wide range of disciplines and professional schools.
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Our library has one of the finest Southeast Asia research collections in the country, managed by a specialist bibliographer, with extensive vernacular holdings in Filipino, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese.