M.A. 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). Applications without these minimum language requirements will not be considered. Knowledge of German is not required
  • Chinese nationals must submit a valid APS-Zertifikat if their studies were completed at a Chinese university.


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.

The next application deadlines are April 15, 2024** (non-EU citizens) and July 15, 2024 (EU-citizens). The online application system will open approximately on March 1, 2024. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. 

**all required paperwork, including APS certificate and language certificates, must WITHOUT EXCEPTION be submitted by the immatriculation/enrollment deadline in October. You will not be able to enroll if these are not provided.**


Apply here to the MA in Modern China Studies program

Please read the detailed instructions for completing the online application [PDF]. You can switch the application portal to English in the bottom right-hand corner of the first screen.

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.

If you are having issues with submitting materials electronically and/or on time, 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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