Important Information for the Winter Semester 2020/21

Please visit the University's website to familiarize yourself with the current COVID-19 measures in place (link). If you are a student of EcoS, also make sure to read our Department's regulations for students in the following link.

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) currently has no office opening hours for students. Only in urgent cases (collection of documents) can appointments be made. Please note, however, that appointments are only possible on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. For an 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 be from 01 March to 03 May 2021. Click here to know more about EcoS Application process.

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 Most Recent Announcements


Save the date! EcoS has organized a meeting to help students prepare for their summer semester 2021.


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