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Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

Modern East Asian Studies

Subjects: Modern East Asian Studies,East Asian,Studies

M.A. | Master of Arts

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

💶  Cost per Semester
363 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

In this two-year MA programme, students will gain deep expertise in modern East Asia, exploring its historical roots and tackling the economic, legal, political, and social challenges of this vibrant region. They will enhance their language skills, with the programme taught in English and offering beginner or advanced classes in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, or Korean. Throughout the course, students will refine their methodological and theoretical abilities by attending lectures and choosing electives in core disciplines such as history, law, management, and political sciences. This programme, known as MEAS, is affiliated with Goethe University's Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO). It is a collaborative effort involving four university faculties: Economics and Business, Law, Linguistics, Cultures and Arts, and Social Sciences.

Program Information

Study Location Frankfurt am Main
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 363 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Application Requirements

Language Requirements

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

English proficiency (level C1) proven by: - TOEFL test result of at least 95 (internet based), - IELTS 7,0 - TOEIC 945 - or an equivalent certificate.

Qualification Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, political science, economics, business administration, law, history, anthropology or related areas, or a Bachelor’s Degree in cultural studies with focus on China, Japan, Korea or South East Asia. English proficiency (level C1) proven by: - TOEFL test result of at least 95 (internet based), - IELTS 7,0 - TOEIC 945 - or an equivalent certificate. Comprehensive academic CV (in English) A convincing motivation letter (a formal letter addressed to the academic director of the MEAS programme with a length of 500 to 600 words in English), naming at least one university professor as a reference. Research proposal (800-2.000 words, excluding bibliography) on a topic related to the regions and disciplines covered by the MEAS program (in English)

Document Requirements

if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt: copy of the university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels) (certified) copy of Bachelor’s degree certificate if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed: a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade proof of English language skills CV (in English) letter of motivation (in English) a research proposal (in English) you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree. APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and PR of China (original)

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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