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East Asian Studies - Modern Sinology

University of Göttingen

24 months
768 EUR/year
768 EUR/year
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East Asian Studies - Modern Sinology from University of Göttingen  conceived for 4 semesters in Göttingen, offers students a wide range of specialisation themes about modern China, with "modern China" being defined as including the period from the 18th century to the present. 

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East Asian Studies - Modern Sinology from University of Göttingen aims to combine language and cultural competence relating to China with methods and theories of cultural and social science, with the aim of critically questioning the latter, expanding them and putting them in their cultural context, in order to develop research skills and analytic competence for scientific and executive positions in politics, business and society. 

Students at East Asian Studies - Modern Sinology from University of Göttingen will:

  • analyse the structures and processes of modern and contemporary China in a systematic, structured way and put them into relationship with comparable phenomena in other regions of the world
  • develop the ability to formulate research questions autonomously and answer them using Chinese-language texts as primary and secondary sources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Philosophy of modern China
  • Society and Economics of modern China
  • Global History, focus on China
  • Didactics of Chinese as a foreign language

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

  • B.A. degree or equivalent degree
  • Evidence of credits in sinology to the extent of at least 120 C must be submitted, including credits totalling at least 24 C from at least two of the following areas: history, religion, politics, society, philosophy, linguistics, economy or law of modern China.
  • Proof of language proficiency required for the degree programme
  • Statutory declaration (Eidesstattliche Versicherung) (not mandatory when applying for a higher semester)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 EUR per semester during 24 months.

The semester fees comprise administration fees, student body fees and a Studentenwerk fee.

Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 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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