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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; instead of an HSK test certificate, the necessary language skills according to the HSK level 5 standards 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) „Cambridge First Certificate in English” (FCE), graded at least with “B” b) „Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English“ (CAE), graded at least with „C” c) IELTS Academic („International English Language Testing System"): “Band 5” d) A minimum of 61 points in the internet-based “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL iBT) e) A minimum of 500 points in the paper-based "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL PBT), f) UNIcert (level “I”) 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 during the three years prior to the submission of their application (date received) are exempt from this requirement on proof of their stay abroad. 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.

An online application is not possible at the moment.

From 2019-09-15 on you can apply here for the Wintersemester 2019/2020 - 2. Bewerbungszeitraum for the Master's programme East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology.

You have to apply within the following deadlines:

Application starting date 15.09.2019 (about 2 months left)
Application closing date 30.09.2019 (2 months left)
Application deadline for applicants from non-EU states 01.06.2019
Application deadline for applicants from EU states 30.09.2019 (2 months left)
Deadline for submitting the Bachelor's degree and proof of language proficiency (if required) 15.11.2019 (4 months left)
First day of classes 21.10.2019 (3 months left)

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