The Graduate School of East Asian Studies investigates the political, social, economic and cultural change in contemporary East Asiawith a central focus on institutions. GEAS combines area studies research on East Asia with thorough, discipline-based methodological training from the social sciences, business and economics, law, the humanities, history and anthropology, and strong language and cultural competence. GEAS can build upon an extensive network of active cooperative relationships with the leading universities in East Asia and the core East Asia-related research institutions worldwide as well as with German and East Asian governments and organizations. The research program is designed to open a dialogue in the broader regional and global context, in order to analyze the institutional changes in East Asia from an interdisciplinary perspective.
East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), social and political science, history, law, business and economics, social and cultural anthropology, theater studies
Graduate School, funded by federal excellence initiative
Freie Universität Berlin, Forum Transregionale Studien, SWP, DGAP, GIGA Hamburg, Risk&East Asia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fudan University, Nanjing University, National Taiwan University, Sun Yatsen University, Beijing University, Keio University, Tokyo University, Osaka University, Tsukuba University, Sophia University, Ewha university, Korea University, Seoul National University, Sogang University, Yonsei University, Harvard University (Edwin O. Reischauer Institute/ Fairbank Center for East Asian Research), Columbia University, University of California, etc.
15 doctoral students per year
English: TOEFL (100 points ibt / 250 points cbt / 600 points pbt) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or Cambridge Advanced Certificate English (grade A or B) or IELTS Test (level 7.0) Asian languages (at least one): Chinese: TOCFL 4 or HSK 5, Japanese: JLPT 2 or N2, Korean: TOPIK 4