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University of Duisburg Essen


Contemporary East Asian Studies

Subjects: Contemporary East Asian Studies,East Asian Studies,Culture

M.A. | Master of Arts

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

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

Course description

The Master’s in Contemporary East Asian Studies is an English-taught program rooted in social sciences, offering a contemporary and interdisciplinary approach. This program is designed for graduates with a BA or similar qualifications in politics, international relations, sociology, or economics. It focuses on the theoretical and problem-centered analysis of societies, politics, and economies in East Asia, including China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. Students receive intensive training in an East Asian language, enhancing their ability to assess contemporary changes and challenges in the region. The program aims to deepen students' understanding of the implications these developments have for Europe. Through research-focused training, it equips students with the skills needed to navigate and analyze the dynamic landscape of East Asia.

Program Information

Study Location Duisburg
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 346 EUR
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Language Requirements

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TOEFL IBT No information

English language proficiency “C1 level” (according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment)

Qualification Requirements

BA/bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Social or Political Sciences or Economy with a minimum grade average of 2.5 according to the German grading system English language proficiency “C1 level” (according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment) German language skills are recommended but not required.

Document Requirements

Proof of English language proficiency, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CET, etc. Complete and up-to-date CV showing your professional experience and education Copy of BA degree certificate, including a transcript of grades showing an average grade of 2.5 or better, based on the German grading system, and also including a transcript of any semesters spent abroad (Please use the so-called Bavarian Formular to calculate your CGPA in the German grading system. The best possible grade in Germany is 1.0, the minimum passing grade is 4.0). Statement of purpose: Please explain a) the disciplinary training and skills you have acquired so far at university and how do they fit into our MA program in terms of your intended focus (political science, sociology, or economics); b) your motivation to study our specific MA program; c) your interest in and possible experience with East Asia (500 words each for a, b, and c). APS Certificate (= Certificate of the ‘Akademische Prüfstelle’): relevant only for graduates from universities in China, Vietnamand India

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Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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