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Full Scholarship for Master's Program at Peking University

One-year English-language Master of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary China Studies / Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

№ 376/2015 from Nov 25, 2015

Freie Universität is offering its students an opportunity to complete a one-year master's program in interdisciplinary China Studies at Peking University. The program language is English. Selected foreign partner universities of Peking University – including Freie Universität – can nominate candidates; the final selection will be made by Peking University. Applications must reach Freie Universität by December 15. The Chinese participants will be selected from among the leading universities in China. The group will consist of about 80 international students and 30 Chinese students. The applicants need to have at least a bachelor's degree and very good academic achievements. They should be no older than 25 years old.

The student from Freie Universität Berlin who is currently participating in the program at the Yenching Academy of Peking University, Ricarda Brosch, is willing to answer questions from interested students:

The curriculum of the China studies program covers the following fields: literature and culture, history and archaeology, philosophy and religion, politics and international relations, economics and management, law and society. The courses are taught in English and to a certain extent in Chinese. Foreign students with advanced Chinese skills are encouraged to take classes taught in Chinese. Beginners and less advanced learners of Chinese are required to take Chinese language classes in addition to the other subjects that are taught in English. It is possible to earn the master's degree without taking any of the subject classes in Chinese.

The new program, which will start in the fall of 2016, is completely funded by Peking University. The scholarship includes airfare, accommodation on the campus of Peking University, a monthly allowance of 400 euros, and participation in a field trip in China.

The application must be written in English, and it must be submitted as a PDF file by December 15, 2015, to the attention of Günter Schepker ( at the Office of International Student Mobility at Freie Universität. The application documents must include: the application form (download at, an English test (IELTS 7/TOEFL 100 - can be submitted later), the bachelor's degree certificate along with a transcript, an overview of notes from the current master's program (if applicable), two letters of recommendation, a letter of motivation, and a curriculum vitae.

Contact and Application:

Office of International Student Mobility, Attn.: Günter Schepker, Student Service Center (SSC), Iltisstr. 4, 14195 Berlin, Tel./Fax: +49 30 838-73930, Email:, Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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