Oriental Studies

Pembroke College has made it a policy to build up interest in Oriental Studies; it is the only undergraduate college to have three tutorial fellows from the Oriental Studies Faculty.

Pembroke normally admits three or four undergraduates a year to read Arabic and Islamic Studies, Chinese and Japanese. Candidates wishing to read other oriental languages, including Turkish, are also admitted.

Candidates are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the language concerned, but they should have proven linguistic ability.

Advice is readily available, both from the College and from the Oriental Institute or the Institute for Chinese Studies.