IAAS Admissions


Admission into the Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Program is managed jointly by the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies (IAAS). All applications to GSAS must be completed electronically via the GSAS online application. No application materials should be sent to the IAAS office. 

The application deadline for Fall 2023 admissions will be January 5, 2023, and the online application for the next admissions cycle typically becomes available in September on the GSAS Admissions website (https://gsas.harvard.edu/admissions). Kindly refer to the GSAS Admissions website for more detailed instructions on applying to IAAS.

All students admitted into the IAAS program are expected to meet the requirements of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, a superior undergraduate academic record, recent GRE scores, and proficiency in at least one foreign language, for example, Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, Tibetan or Turkish, relevant to the student's area and field of study. A master's degree in hand is advantageous but is not required.

Prospective students should carefully review the GSAS Admissions webpage for additional information and detailed instructions.