Goethe University Frankfurt

Modern East Asian Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Global & European Studies, Business Administration, Asian Studies
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul/15 Aug
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, political science, economics, business administration, law, history, anthropology or related areas, or in cultural studies with a focus on China, Japan, Korea, or South East Asia.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 95
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min 7
min 945
DAAD Language Certificate
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
If your BA has been taught in English throughout, no separate English proficiency certificate is needed.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:March 15 (German)March 15 (EU)March 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 3 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
free of charge

Application Documents

The following documents are required:

  1. Academic CV.
  2. A convincing motivation letter, naming at least one university professor as a reference, approximately one page long.
  3. A research proposal of 800 to a maximum of 2000 words (excluding the bibliography) on a topic related to the regions and disciplines covered by the MEAS program. The research proposal shall demonstrate the ability to identify a current socio-scientific topic, to highlight its importance within a broader context, and to develop convincing hypotheses. Applicants shall furthermore demonstrate their ability to structure their ideas in an academically sound manner and to use the correct terminology.
  4. Certificates: please provide a scan of all requested certificates and enclose them in your application. In the case of foreign certificates, provide an English transcript. Please mail hard copies only if requested to do so.
  5. English proficiency (see language requirements).

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from China, Vietnam or Mongolia have to provide an APS certificate at the time of their application.

Only complete applications will be considered. Admission depends on the final BA grade (51%), and on the research proposal (49%).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website