Universität Hamburg


M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Theology, Religion
English & German
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in the "East Asia/Sinology" bachelor's degree from the University of Hamburg or a comparable sinological degree.

If there is no final certificate at the time of application, this can be submitted by the end of the first master semester.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min III
min DSH 2
min TDN 4
min C1
telc Deutsch
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Proof of language skills in Chinese to the extent of at least 50 credit points, HSK level 5 (not older than 2 years) or equivalent proof (paper form).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please submit all documents as uncertified copies. For documents that were not issued in German or English, must also be translated by an officially sworn translator into German or English.

  1. Printed online application form.
  2. Graduation certificate from your university degree or preliminary transcript of records. If you are still studying at the time of application and cannot present a graduation certificate with a grade, you must submit a current transcript of records with a preliminary average grade. The final certificate must be submitted by the end of the first master semester.
  3. Letter of motivation (including mentioning the choice of the profile).
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. Certified list of courses attended (e.g. transcript of records, preliminary certificate or excerpt from the examination file) stating:
    1. Seminar form (language course, seminar, exercise, etc.).
    2. The number of credit points ( ECTS, credits).
    3. The number of semester hours per week.
  6. Qualification thesis BA in digital form.
  7. For applicants from subjects related to Sinology: proof of Chinese language skills (see language requirements).
  8. If necessary: proof of further required language skills in paper form.

Application address:

Prof. Dr. Kai Vogelsang
University of Hamburg
Asia-Africa Institute
Dept. for Chinese Language and Culture
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
East Wing
20146 Hamburg

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website