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.
- Institutions and Innovations
- State and Society
- Law in East Asia
- Transformations of China since 1800
- Theoretical Knowledge
- Economic Problems
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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).
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Semester fee: 369 EUR
Living costs for Frankfurt am Main
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.