CfA: Contemporary East Asian Studies (MA CEAS and Modern East Asian Studies (MA MEAS) at University of Duisburg-Essen


The Institute for East Asian Studies IN-EAST at University of Duisburg-Essen welcomes applications for its two MA programs in East Asian Studies. Both study programs aim at training students in the theoretical and problem-centered analysis of East Asian societies, politics and economies and are taught in English.

The application deadline for both programs is:

  • July 15 for non-EU citizens (soft deadline)
  • September 15 for EU citizens

Interested students are welcome make use of our open virtual consultation hour Talk to a student to ask all questions regarding our MA programs directly to a current student, every Monday from 3 to 4 pm on Skype. Whether you have already decided to apply or are yet unsure, please feel free to join!

The Master’s Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies (MA CEAS) is a social science-based program with a contemporary and interdisciplinary profile. It offers research-focused training for highly qualified graduates with a BA or similar in the social sciences or economics.

Students in the MA CEAS program focus on learning Chinese, Japanese or Korean language and specialize in social sciences or economics, combining intensive language training with interdisciplinary and discipline-specific modules on East Asia. Prior skills in an East Asian language are not required.

For details on requirements, the application process and study program contents see:

The Master’s Program in Modern East Asian Studies (MA MEAS) is designed for students with a BA in East Asian regional studies or East Asian language studies, ideally with a disciplinary focus in the social or economic sciences.

It aims to build students’ skills in assessing contemporary change processes in the East Asian region. Proficiency in an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) is further developed based on the students’ prior advanced skills in the respective language.

For details on requirements, the application process and study program contents see:

Contact the IN-EAST MA coordination unit here: