MA Modern China Studies - Application and Admission

Minimum admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 2,5 or above according to the German system (https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application/grade-conversion-formula-for-grades-earned-outside-germany/ ) and at least 50% coursework in a social sciences or humanities field.
  • Knowledge of English equivalent to the European C1 framework (e.g. TOEFL iBT 100, IELTS Band 7.0) and Chinese equivalent to European B2 framework (e.g. HSK 4). Knowledge of German is not required
  • Chinese nationals must submit a valid APS-Zertifikat if their studies were completed at a Chinese university. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic leading to a delay in APS interviews, APS documents do not need to be submitted at the time of application, but they must be submitted by the university enrollment deadline in October 2020.


Further details concerning admission to the program. This information is a translation of the German language regulations of study; the German text is the legally binding version.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline for non-EU students has been extended by two months. The next application deadlines are June 15, 2020 (non-EU citizens) and August 15, 2020 (EU-citizens). All application materials must be submitted electronically by these deadlines. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. 

Apply here to the MA in Modern China Studies program

Please read the detailed instructions for completing the online application [PDF].

The University strictly requires certified copies of all paperwork attesting to your language level(s), transcripts, and degrees. Please note that the copy of each transcript and diploma/degree must be certified by an official notary or university. Further instructions can be found in German and English on the University website: https://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/de/bewerbung/bls/docs/merkblatt-zu-beglaubigungen.

Given the current COVID-19 situation and issues with submitting materials electronically, if you are planning to apply for the MA in Modern China Studies program, please contact the MA coordinator, Dr. Amanda Shuman (master@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de) as soon as possible. 

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
79098 Freiburg i. Br.

***Applications sent by email will not be accepted.***





Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.

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