Ghent University's Oriental Languages and Cultures - China is only accessible after following the bachelor in Oriental languages and cultures (possibly via a shortened track, which can be requested from the faculty). There are four specializations in the bachelor (China, India, Japan and Arabic and Islam). As a bachelor's student you follow two language variants that form the core of the study. A cultural package is being built around those languages. Special attention is paid to the relationships and interactions between the different sub-areas.
In addition to modern, you also get to know classical texts. These traditional Eastern texts play an important role in the religions and political discourse in the various Eastern countries. In language studies, active language skills are of course very important (for modern languages), but unlike in translation or interpreting training, language skills are not an end in themselves, but a means of penetrating other cultures and communicating with people from the countries studied.
The master in Oriental languages and cultures offers the same opportunities on the labor market as other academic studies where language is central (linguistics and literature, languages and cultures). Graduates can work in the cultural sector (museums, publishers, theater companies, literary organizations, archives, press, libraries and cultural centers), as well as in institutions of various governments and internationally oriented companies. They are often asked to receive and accompany trade missions, to manage trade contracts, and to assist business leaders in the various Asian countries.
- Modern Chinese: Contemporary Chinese Literature
- Modern Chinese: China in the Media
- Classical Chinese: Language, Text and Context
- Buddhism: Text and Material Culture
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor of Arts in Oriental Languages and Cultures, provided that the student has followed an adequate package of courses on the languages and cultures of China, Japan, India or the Middle East.
International1862 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Gent
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.