Important Information for Students

Please visit the University's website to familiarize yourself with the current COVID-19 measures in place (link).

Please note that during the winter semester, the Department of East Asian Studies (incl. the secretariat) has limited office opening hours for students. Therefore, please book an appointment before going to their offices. For information on available time slots from Monday to Thursday, please visit the following link. For your appointment request, please send an email with a detailed description of your inquiry to sinologie.ostasien[at] An appointment is not possible without prior notification.

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EcoS is a two-year multidisciplinary master program that focuses on the contemporary societal, political and economic issues in the East Asian region as a whole. East Asia is much more than just the sum of its parts, so the program emphasizes a comparativist approach to current transnational and regional issues.

The next application period will take place between March 1 and April 17, 2023. Click here to know more about EcoS Application process.

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