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Study Chinese Studies in Germany: 7 Universities with 10 English Degree Programs

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

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

Chinese Studies, also known as Sinology, focuses on the study of China through Chinese philosophy, culture, history, language and literature, combining primary sources with Western scholarship. For those interested in an area studies degree focusing on perhaps the world's most important single state, language and ethnocultural grouping, this degree is perfect - interest in China is very unlikely to decline in the next decade as China grows richer and more powerful, so we would encourage you to follow your interests and consider a degree in Chinese Studies from a German university!

Overview

masters
10

Study Programs in English

universities
7

Universities

ranking
7

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (9 programs for EU citizens, 8 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 1,500 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and September 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 15

View all 10 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Chinese Studies

#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

Tuition Fees

9
8
2
0
0
0

3 English Degree Programs for Chinese Studies in Germany

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)
10% local admission restriction (local NC)
60% no admission restriction
30% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

70% directly at University
10% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
20% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Chinese Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Chinese Studies in Germany

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

60%

Summer intake

10%

Winter & Summer intake

30%

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

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 36,000

Program Fees: € 0

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

public University · No. of Students: 27,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 450

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Cologne

public University · No. of Students: 53,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Freiburg

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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