General Information

Thank you for your interest in the study of Southern Asia at the University of Chicago.

The Committee on Southern Asia Studies (COSAS) and the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) are the two related bodies through which research, teaching and events related to Southern Asia are facilitated. Both bodies are organized to foster one of the most vibrant, cross-disciplinary scholarly communities dedicated to research and teaching in Southern Asia, though neither are degree-granting programs themselves. Students interested in Southern Asia must apply directly to the degree granting programs across the university that offer courses of study in Southern Asia.

Students with a core Southern Asia interest entering any of the degree-granting programs across the University would have access to, and be able to participate in COSAS and SALAC events, regularly meet and collaborate with Southern Asia faculty and students outside their disciplines and departments, and be eligible for FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowships, and for other graduate fellowships administered by COSAS for research in Southern Asia.