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Chinese Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies
Sinology - China Studies
Prof. Dr. Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla and Prof. Dr. Nicolas Schillinger
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies from the Freie Universität Berlin or an equivalent degree that corresponds to the content and structure of the bachelor’s degree program in Chinese studies at Freie Universität Berlin – with at least 60 credit points in courses focusing on China of which at least 30 credit points are in Chinese; or 30 credit points in courses with a focus on China as well as language skills acquired in 600 hours of instruction.

  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR).

The admission is limited.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The master’s program in Chinese studies seeks to grasp the subject with methods and theories from the social sciences, linguistics, and humanities. Specialization on China is interdisciplinary and achieved through the consolidation of thematic, linguistic, and methodological findings. The aim is to integrate various approaches: Chinese traditions of scholarship and culture are explored. Thematic emphases of the degree program are Chinese society, its genesis and social transformations as well as the foundations of Chinese linguistics and its didactics.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters