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Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

Southeast Asian Studies

Subjects: Southeast Asian Studies

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
363 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
01.05.

Course description

The Master's in Southeast Asian Studies at Goethe University of Frankfurt is designed for students with a solid grasp of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia and familiarity with the region. This program offers an in-depth exploration of the languages, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on the Malay World, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, and East Timor. The curriculum integrates a philological cultural studies approach with the flexibility to utilize the diverse resources available across various departments at the university. This interdisciplinary framework encourages innovative research for the Master's thesis in Southeast Asian Studies. Students can choose between two versions of the study program: one includes a semester abroad, while the other does not. Regardless of the choice, all students must complete four mandatory core modules. Additionally, there are three elective modules, with options such as Studium Generale, allowing students to select courses from different faculties if they opt for the version without a semester abroad. This program is structured to foster a deep understanding of Southeast Asian cultures and societies, promoting both academic rigor and personal growth.

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
01.05.

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Language Requirements

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

TOEFL test result of at least 87 (internet-based), or equivalent results from other officially recognized tests of English capability, such as IELTS or the Cambridge Proficiency examination or UNIcert II

Qualification Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Southeast Asian Studies or equivalent. BA degrees from other disciplines in the humanities or social sciences may also be accepted if the applicant has a good command of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia (minimum of 200 hours of language instruction at University level or equivalent) and knowledge of Southeast Asia. English language skills: TOEFL test result of at least 87 (internet-based), or equivalent results from other officially recognized tests of English capability, such as IELTS or the Cambridge Proficiency examination or UNIcert II a good command of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia (minimum of 200 hours of language instruction at the university level or equivalent) a convincing CV in English a convincing motivation letter in English

Document Requirements

if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt: a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels) 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 proof of Indonesian or respectively Malayian language skills CV (in English) motivation letter (in English) APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam and PR of China (original)

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