- BA/bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in East Asian regional studies (ideally with a disciplinary focus on sociology, political science or economy) with a minimum grade average of 2.5 according to the German grading system
- BA encompassing 240 ECTS-Credits (if the BA degree encompasses less than 240 ECTS-Credits, conditional admission may be granted requiring up to 30 ECTS credits in additional courses. In this case, the student can also be admitted for the summer term.)
- English language proficiency “C1 level” (according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment)
- German language skills are recommended but not required.
Information on required documents and application procedures can be found here and here.
We are looking for highly qualified international students with excellent skills and motivation to take on the challenges of this demanding study program. After submitting their application, successful applicants who fulfil the prerequisites are invited for an interview in the second stage to test their aptitude and motivation for the study program (candidates from abroad can be interviewed via video-conference). After the evaluation process, the most promising candidates are offered a place in our MA MEAS.
Depending on an applicant’s prior education and training, conditional admission may be granted requiring up to 30 ECTS credits to be taken in additional courses. In this case, the student can also be admitted for the summer term.
July 15 for non-EU citizens
Sept 15 for EU citizens
Early submission is strongly recommended!
You are advised to apply as soon as possible and long before the deadlines expire to ensure that you have enough time to obtain a visa (if you are from a non-EU country), take care of all necessary preparations and arrive in time for the start of the program in early October. Please see below for details according to your nationality.
EU applicants: Please apply by e-mail following the instructions here. We are permanently processing incoming applications all-year round, so early applicants will be informed – and successful ones admitted – irrespective of the deadlines.
Non-EU applicants: Please apply for our study program via the online application platform by our International Office. The platform will be opened for applications for the following winter term on May 1st.
Special admission requirements
English languge proficiency C1, see FAQ.
Subject-specific work experience
Study abroad period
Not obligatory. However, we encourage in particular those students who do not have extended experience of living in East Asia to study in the country of interest. Students can apply to study for one term at one of our partner universities in East Asia in their 2nd semester of MA MEAS. Places are highly limited and allocated according to internal priority guidelines.