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Modern East Asian Studies

Goethe University Frankfurt

24 months
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The Modern East Asian Studies programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt accommodates both students with a B.A. degree in Asia related cultural studies, and students with a B.A. degree in economics, law, history or social sciences.


Program Details

In the first two semesters, students will attend beginners’ or advanced language courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Indonesian. Moreover, with The Modern East Asian Studies programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt all students are required to jointly participate in a core program and in a variety of elective courses in which they learn to apply their methodological and theoretical knowledge and their language skills to social, legal and economic problems encountered in contemporary East Asia. In the third semester, the program offers three different tracks to choose from: 

1) the Research Track to concentrate on empirical research and to facilitate a subsequent Ph.D. study; 

2) the Language Track to refine one’s language skills in the respective Asian country;

3) the Professional Track to reflect and extend the academic knowhow in an Asia-related professional environment via internship. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Institutions and Innovations
  • State and Society
  • Law in East Asia
  • Transformations of China since 1800
  • Theoretical Knowledge 
  • Economic Problems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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.
  • Comprehensive academic CV (in English).
  • A convincing motivation letter (a formal letter addressed to Prof. Dr. Storz with a length of approximately one page 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Semester fee: 369 EUR

Living costs for Frankfurt am Main

941 - 1519 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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