The Chinese Studies programme of University of Würzburg offers in-depth and small-group instruction in Chinese Studies by recognized experts in various fields. Students will take classes on both pre-modern and contemporary subjects, but will select one of these fields as their specialization. Students’ preferences for particular topics will be taken into account in determining the content of required elective classes (see below). Their research capabilities are strengthened through continuous methodology classes. This enables students to build up their expertise and enables them to undertake their own research in their master thesis. In addition to providing deep insights into China’s past and present internal dynamics the program equips students with an excellent command of both contemporary Standard Modern Chinese (advanced level) and Classical Chinese as well as with Basic Japanese language skills.
Graduates of this program (until 2017: 45 graduates) are well-prepared for conducting further academic research on China at the PhD level or for a broad array of jobs that require analytical skills as well as in-depth knowledge of the country’s history and current developments, such as in the cultural, political, social and economic fields.
- Advanced Chinese Texts
- Introduction to Transformation in Contemporary
- Chinese Studies
- Gudai Hanyu Basics
- Basic Japanese
- Social Science Research on China
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s certificate of a China related degree program
- 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).
- Proof of English proficiency
- Letter of Motivation, including a statement of track preference
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Student contribution: 62,00 €
- Semester ticket: 80,70 €
Living costs for Würzburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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