Important information for students

Please note that 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 secretariat's schedule. 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 application period for the academic year 2024/2025 is from 4 March to 8 April 2024. For more information, visit our site for admissions.

Read the latest announcements concerning courses, guest lectures, special events and other relevant changes within the program.

Get the latest insights and detailed analyses from EcoS staff on key issues and trends in the East Asian region.

Discover the latest information from the student representatives about the program and activities for EcoS students.

 Most Recent Announcements


Students from different study programs participated in this interactive M4 course by Alfred Gerstl and Martin Mandl.


Support of students with disabilities at the University of Vienna

The University of Vienna is offering scholarships to financially support students with health conditions or impairments.


Join us on May 13 for a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. John Nilsson-Wright.


Panel Discussion: North Korea and Nuclear Security

Prof. Rüdiger Frank participated in an expert discussion on North Korea and nuclear security hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre.


Opportunity for a scholarship at Seoul National University

The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) is seeking applicants for a government-funded Global Korea Scholarship.


Do you require financial support to finish your master's thesis?

The Büro Studienpräses is inviting applications for a research grant to complete your studies.