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Faculty of Humanities

Master Programme Application

East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology

General admission requirements

General admission requirements:

Evidence of credits in sinology to the extent of at least 120 C must be submitted, including credits totaling at least 24 C from at least two of the following areas: history, religion, politics, society, philosophy, linguistics, economy or law of modern China.

Specific language requirements:

1) Applicants with a native language other than modern Mandarin Chinese must possess sufficient knowledge of modern Mandarin Chinese. Evidence of sufficient language skills is to be furnished by passing an examination on level 5 of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) test or Band B Level 3 of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL); instead of an HSK or TOCFL test certificate, the necessary language skills can also be proved by successful participation in the language aptitude test offered by Georg August University.

2) Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants shall demonstrate the required English proficiency by earning the minimum required grade on an internationally recognised test (listed below) or by comparable achievements: a) UNIcert®: min. certificate UNIcert® III; b) NULTE-certificate: min. level C1; c) Cambridge English Scale: min. 180 points; d) „International English Language Testing System” (IELTS Academic): min. Band 6.5; e) „Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test” (TOEFL iBT): mind. 93 points; f) Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): mind. 76 Punkte; g) Demonstration of English language skills on level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Applicants who have spent at least one year studying or working in an English-speaking country are exempt from these requirement. Moreover, the exemption applies to applicants who have successfully completed a course of study of at least two years in the English language (proof required) as well.

A certificate of proficiency in English is required for admission.

Paper documents are not required. Admission and rejection letters will be sent approximately in the middle/at the end of July 2024. From the middle until the end of September 2024 there will be an additional application period. International students who need a visa have to apply during the regular application period.

Apply for the Wintersemester 2024/25 for the Master programme East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology.

The application deadlines are as follows:

Application starting date 01.04.2024
Application closing date 01.06.2024 (7 days left)
Application deadline for applicants from non-EU states 01.06.2024 (7 days left)
Application deadline for applicants from EU states 01.06.2024 (7 days left)
Deadline for submitting the Bachelor's degree 15.11.2024 (6 months left)
First day of classes 21.10.2024 (5 months left)

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