Modern China Studies

University of Freiburg

M.A. On Campus
24 months
3000 EUR/year
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This Modern China Studies Master delivered by the University of Freiburg offers you the opportunity to acquire specific knowledge of modern China.  


You can not only develop your linguistic knowledge of Chinese, but also your cultural and economic understanding. Immerse yourself in the empire of the Orient, experience cultural differences on the ground and do your own research!

To succeed on the Modern China Studies Master delivered by the University of Freiburg you should:

  • Be enthusiastic about the Chinese economy, history and lifeworld.
  • Enjoy improving your Chinese language skills.
  • Be interested in international exchange.
  • Speak English at C1 level, and
  • Chinese at B2 level.

Programme Structure

  • The English language M.A. program Modern China Studies is consecutive and has a strong emphasis on academic research. In terms of content, the program 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 aquire intercultural sensitivity. Successful graduates of the program qualify for jobs relating to China in academia, foundations, journalism, (further) education and private enterprises.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline: Non-EU-Citizens: until 15 June




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form. 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter: Essay (approximately 1200 words)
  • Copy of passport (1 page)
  • Certified proof of your Bachelor of Arts and other relevant testimonials for the programme mentioned in your CV
  • Certificate of English language
  • Two letters of recommendation.

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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Modern China Studies
University of Freiburg


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