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Bachelor in Central Eurasian Studies

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Bachelor in Central Eurasian Studies

Tibet. Afghanistan. Iran. Turkey. The Baltics. These are just a few of the geographic regions you can focus on when you pursue a degree in Central Eurasian Studies.

Whatever region you choose, you’ll spend your academic life learning its languages and getting an in-depth understanding of its culture, history, and place in the modern world. 

You’ll explore the region’s politics—both current and historical. You’ll get to know famous figures, like Genghis Khan and the Dalai Lama. And you’ll graduate with a deep understanding of what makes Central Eurasia great and what challenges it faces.

Take advantage of one-of-a-kind resources

Indiana University is home to the nation’s only National Foreign Language Resource Center devoted to the languages of Central Eurasia. The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region provides you with unique research and learning opportunities. It also makes it possible to explore a variety of rarely taught languages, including Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek.

You also have access to unique funding opportunities, study abroad programs, and learning resources offered by the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies.

Admission requirements

The HLS admission committee will consider the following criteria for Direct Admission.

  • High school academic performance (e.g., grades, breadth, and depth of coursework, intellectual curiosity)
  • Test scores (for those who choose to have their test scores considered)
  • Community service, leadership, work, and life experiences
  • Interest in global learning and engagement, world cultures, or foreign language(s)

For more specific admissions requirements, please contact the institute.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarship opportunities for globally-minded students

Hamilton Lugar School students have access to a number of school-funded scholarships designed to support everything from tuition to overseas studies.

Program delivery

Choose your path of study

Central Eurasian track

Your coursework will cover a broad spectrum of topics pertaining to your area of focus, including history, culture, and more. You’ll also complete at least two years of Central Eurasian language classes.

Language and Civilization track

Focus on the Central Eurasian language or languages you choose to pursue and take a cross-section of classes addressing your region’s culture.

Study in the heart of Central Eurasia

When you major in Central Eurasian Studies, you get access to unique study-abroad opportunities in Budapest, Istanbul, and Mongolia.


For information on tuition fees, please contact the institute.

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Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies - Indiana University

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a leading international affairs school, located at Indiana University. As a student, you will prepare to make an impact on the most pressing global issues we face today. The Hamilton...

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Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies - Indiana University

355 North Jordan Ave
47404 Bloomington Indiana
United States

Phone no: +1 (812) 855-3647

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