The University of British Columbia, based in Canada offers a fully funded PhD in Asian Studies. This is a thesis-based Ph.D. degree. The PhD program in Asian Studies encompasses the cultures of South Asia (through the languages of Urdu/Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, and Sanskrit), the Himalayas, and East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), as well as Islamic Studies. All Ph.D. students accepted into the program will be offered a funding package that provides at least $25,000 of support in each of their first four years. This support may include both awards and work (teaching or research assistantships).