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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®: mind. Zertifikat UNIcert® II; b) NULTE-Zertifikate: mind. Niveau B2; c) Cambridge English Scale: mind. 160 Punkte; d) „International English Language Testing System” (IELTS Academic): mind. Band 5.5; e) „Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test” (TOEFL iBT): mind. 87 Punkte; f) Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): mind. 59 Punkte; g) Demonstration of English language skills on level B2 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 must be submitted within the first semester after enrolment. Pending that proof of language proficiency the enrolment is subject to conditions precedent.

Paper documents are not required. Admission and rejection letters will be sent approximately in the week before the start of lectures. International students, who need a visa, can apply again during the regular application period for summer semester 2021 between October 1st and December 1st, 2020.

Apply for the Wintersemester 2020/21 - 2. Bewerbungszeitraum for the Master programme East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology.

The application deadlines are as follows:

Application starting date 15.09.2020
Application closing date 30.09.2020 (5 days left)
Application deadline for applicants from non-EU states 01.06.2020
Application deadline for applicants from EU states 30.09.2020 (5 days left)
Deadline for submitting the Bachelor's degree and proof of language proficiency (if required) 15.05.2021 (8 months left)
First day of classes 02.11.2020 (about 1 month left)

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