Modern China Studies

University of Freiburg

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The English language M.A. program Modern China Studies degree offered by the University of Freiburg at the University of Freiburg is consecutive and has a strong emphasis on academic research.

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In terms of content, the English language M.A. program Modern China Studies degree offered by the University of Freiburg at the University of Freiburg focuses on phenomena and processes shaping China in the 20th and 21st centuries while at the same time taking into account the historical processes leading up to the these processes and phenomena. 

Seminars introduce students to central topics, methods and theories of Modern China Studies. During a one semester stay abroad, students immerse themselves in a foreign academic culture, extend their language competence and acquire intercultural sensitivity. 


Successful graduates of the program qualify for jobs relating to China in academia, foundations, journalism, (further) education and private enterprises and are in addition well-prepared for conducting further academic research on the PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theories and Methods
  • Chinese Politics and Economy
  • Chinese Culture and Society
  • Language Training
  • Research and Teaching Training and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Chinese (Mandarin)
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A. in social sciences or humanities (graded good or above)
  • Knowledge of English equivalent to C1 (i.e. TOEFL iBT 100 or IELTS Band 7.0) and Chinese equivalent to B2 (i.e. HSK 4). (Knowledge of German is not required.) 
  • We require a certified copy of certificates attesting to your language level and completed academic courses. Please note that the copy of each certificate must be certified by an official notary or university. Otherwise we will not be able to accept the certificates for the application process.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      3000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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