Important Information for the Winter Semester 2020/21

All students, please carefully read the attached information regarding the COVID-19 situation and how it will affect you and your studies in the upcoming winter semester. Full announcement here.

Please note that in an attempt to support the measures against the spreading of COVID-19, the Department of East Asian Studies (incl. the secretariat) remains closed for the public until 30 September 2020. Individual appointments can be arranged via email. The East Asian Studies Library has special summer opening hours available on its homepage. The completion of the admission process for the academic year 2020-21 will take place online with a prior appointment.

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EcoS is a two-year multidisciplinary master program that deals with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. We regard East Asia as more than just the sum of countries in that region, hence we focus on current transnational and regional issues, as well as on comparative approaches. Click here to know more about EcoS Application process.

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 Most Recent Announcements


For the upcoming academic year (2020-21) the completion of the admission process at the University of Vienna will only take place online and by prior...


The Admission Office of the University of Vienna together with EcoS have successfully tested a pilot procedure allowing our new students to complete...


Congratulations to the 35 students from 16 countries that have been accepted to EcoS! Read more about what comes ahead concerning finalizing your...


Dear EcoS applicants, we are pleased to inform you that the selection process has successfully been finalized.


The University of Vienna (Department of East Asian Studies) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2020 to 30.04.2021.


The interview, featured by ORF's ZIB Nacht, focuses on DPRK's decision to blow up their liaison office with South Korea, located in Kaesong.