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Study Asian Studies in Germany: 18 Universities with 24 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-27-2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Asian Studies (still referred to in some circles as Oriental Studies) concerns itself with the history, culture, economies, languages, and politics of the world's largest and most populous continent. Asian studies combines aspects of history, sociology, language studies, anthropology, ethnology and many other disciplines to study important developments and trends (both historical and contemporary) of Asian societies. 

Overview

masters
24

Study Programs in English

universities
18

Universities

ranking
12

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (19 programs for EU citizens, 15 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 9,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and November 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 30

View all 24 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Asian Studies

#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Asian Studies in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
25% local admission restriction (local NC)
54.2% no admission restriction
20.8% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

79.2% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
20.8% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Asian Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

7 (8 programs )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (8 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Asian Studies in Germany

Program Features

2-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Laws

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

75%

Summer intake

4.2%

Winter & Summer intake

20.8%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Asian Studies

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Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Goethe University Frankfurt

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 9,000

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

HSB Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 9,000

Program Fees: € 5,300

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 36,000

Program Fees: € 0

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

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