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Julius Maximilians University Wurzburg

Würzburg

Chinese Studies

Subjects: Chinese Studies,Languages,Culture

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
Chinese, English, Japanese
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
156 EUR

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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
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Course description

This research-oriented Master’s program in Chinese Studies is tailored for graduates holding a B.A. in Sinology, Chinese Studies, or an equivalent qualification. It provides in-depth, small-group instruction by recognized experts in various fields. Students will explore both pre-modern and contemporary subjects, choosing one as their specialization. The program considers students' preferences for specific topics when determining the content of required elective classes. Continuous methodology classes enhance students' research capabilities, enabling them to conduct their own research for their master’s thesis. The program offers deep insights into China’s historical and current dynamics. Students will gain an excellent command of contemporary Standard Modern Chinese (advanced level) and Classical Chinese, along with basic Japanese language skills. First accredited in 2011, the Chinese Studies M.A. program has been re-accredited until 2027. Graduates (45 until 2017) are well-prepared for PhD-level research on China or for careers requiring analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of China’s history and current developments. These careers span cultural, political, social, and economic fields. The Department of Sinology in Würzburg supports students in special living circumstances, such as those with children, helping them achieve their study goals.

Program Information

Study Location Würzburg
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language Chinese, English, Japanese
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 156 EUR
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Language Requirements

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As the program is fully English taught you will be required to proof your English proficiency by presenting IELTS (minimum 6.0) or TOEFL (72 or above).

Qualification Requirements

First, you need to have a BA in Chinese Studies or an equivalent degree with a grade of 1.9 (B) or above. Furthermore, your studies at BA level should show 20 ECTS in China related content and/or relevant method classes. If you did your undergraduate studies in another field, but have China-related qualifications, you should contact us directly to clarify whether you are eligible to apply. Second, you need to have a good grasp of the modern Chinese language (no classical Chinese required). The minimum requirement for language training are 40 ECTS in Chinese language. Finally, you are expected to have stayed in (greater) China (greater China: mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore) for at least half a year, corresponding to a minimum of 20 ECTS. As the program is fully English taught you will be required to proof your English proficiency by presenting IELTS (minimum 6.0) or TOEFL (72 or above).

Document Requirements

Required application documents: Bachelor’s certificate of a China related degree program (minimum requirement: 40 ECTS in Chinese language and 20 ECTS in China related / Chinese Studies courses) with a grade of 1.9 (B) or above (accreditation of comparable degree programs is possible). A copy of the certificate should be handed in together with a copy of the diploma supplement. If the Bachelor’s degree has not yet been completed, documentation of the performance in the study program is to be provided (a minimum of 130 ECTS is to be documented). Proof of stays abroad in (greater) China or a minimum of 20 ECTS (or corresponding) acquired in a program taught in Chinese language at a university in (greater) China (greater China: mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore). If you were unable to stay abroad (i.e. due to the Corona pandemic), then please read the FAQ. Proof of English proficiency (minimum requirement: B2 Common European framework of reference for languages, corresponding to TOEFL 72, IELTS 6.0, Deutsche Hochschulzugangsberechtigung: Englisch 7 Punkte, graduation of an English high school or university program). CV Letter of Motivation, including a statement of track preference

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