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Global East Asia

Subjects: Global East Asia,Global,East Asia

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
311 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Master's program equips students with essential knowledge and a variety of methodologies to delve into 'global East Asia' and its historical and modern evolution. This program adopts a multidimensional and interdisciplinary approach, examining local, national, regional, and global contexts related to East Asia. It focuses on the structural elements that define East Asia as a cohesive region, while also addressing the political, economic, and cultural barriers that hinder deeper integration. Students will explore subjects that cover the intricate dynamics of East Asia, understanding how historical events shape contemporary issues. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive view, ensuring that learners grasp the complexities of East Asia's development. By studying these subjects, students gain insights into the factors that unify the region and the challenges that prevent further cohesion. The program emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills, preparing students to navigate and contribute to discussions on East Asia's role in the global arena. Through this rigorous academic journey, students will be well-prepared to engage with the multifaceted aspects of East Asia, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of its unique position in the world.

Program Information

Study Location Berlin
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 311 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

CEFR No information
IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

Proof of English language skills (level C1 CEFR) for applicants whose degree was not obtained at an institution/university where English is generally the language of instruction across all courses in all faculties (see MA-Handbook for details).

Qualification Requirements

For admission to the Master's program, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements: Have a first university degree (e.g. Bachelor) of at least 180 credit points (ECTS). As part of this degree, you must have earned at least 30 ECTS in courses in East Asian Studies and/or Chinese, Japanese or Korean Studies (language courses not included). The master's program in Global East Asia is an English-language master's program. Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency at the C1 level (CEFR). To find out which test procedures and results are recognized by the admissions committee, please visit the program's departmental website. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in one of the following languages (at least level B1 CEFR or equivalent): Chinese, Japanese, Korean. To find out which test procedures and results are recognized by the admissions committee, please visit the program's departmental website.

Document Requirements

graduation certificate (if you have completed your studies) If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required. official current transcript of records official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment if applicable, current certificate of enrollment official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English proof of English knowledge if applicable, additional study-related skills

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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