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Korean Studies and East Asian Studies

Freie Universität Berlin

24 months
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The focus of this Korean Studies and East Asian Studies program at Freie Universität Berlin is a social sciences approach to Korea, enabling students to analyze Korea’s politics, economy, and society and place them in their various contexts. 


In addition, the Korean Studies and East Asian Studies program from Freie Universität Berlin places a special focus on the analysis of gender relations in various social, political, and historical contexts. Students will acquire the ability to engage in independent scholarship in this field.

Key Features 

  • The Department of History and Cultural Studies covers a wide range of different eras, from antiquity to the modern period, and a vast physical area, stretching from Europe and the Middle East to Asia and the Americas. 
  • The Department of History and Cultural Studies offers a research profile found nowhere else in Germany.

Programme Structure

  • Students at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History can learn about the subject in all the periods from ancient Greece to contemporary history. The Department of Art History is one of the largest in Germany. 
  • The subject is taught with an emphasis on a cross-regional perspective, with specializations in art from East Asia, South Asia, or Africa. 
  • The classical studies include the disciplines of Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, and Near Eastern Archaeology. 
  • The East Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African regions are all studied from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives in the fields of Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Semitic Studies, and Arabic Studies, as well as Sinology and Turkic Studies.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Korean studies/East Asian studies from Freie Universität Berlin or equivalent with credit points in Korean studies or other East Asian studies that correspond to the bachelor’s program in Korean studies/East Asian studies at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Proof of English skills (level B2 CEFR) for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree was not obtained at an institution of higher education where English was the language of instruction.

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Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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