Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Transnational East Asian Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Global & European Studies, Cultural Studies
English only
Not specified
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in East Asian studies or a related field at the time of enrolment.

Minimum standard period of study: 4 years.
Required ECTS credits: 240.

Students with a 3-year BA degree (180 CP) can be enrolled on the condition that they successfully complete an additional 60 CP in courses based on an individual study plan. This may include a stay at an East Asian university if one was not already completed during the BA phase.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Proven skills in Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean at B2 level for passive skills (listening comprehension and reading ability) and B1 level for active skills (oral fluency and writing) according to the CEFR.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Students can apply online at Ruhr University Bochum. More detailed information on the application process will be announced in due time.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

Application documents include:

  1. BA certificate.
  2. Transcript of records.
  3. Certification of language skills (if not provided with a transcript of records). More information, see language requirements.
  4. A comprehensive CV (in English).
  5. An English-language essay of 1500 words, outlining a research proposal for a prospective MA thesis following a research question relating to the MA’s programmatic focus.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website