Welcome to the New EcoS Students 2021/22

Most EcoS courses will start from the first week in October. Please make sure to finalise the entire registration and enrolment process before the start of the respective semester. Both the EcoS Staff as well as the elected student representatives are happy to help you whenever you have questions on registration, classes or anything else concerning your studies.

Important Information concerning Covid-19


Visit the University's website to familiarize yourself with the current COVID-19 measures in place.

The Department of East Asian Studies (incl. the secretariat) currently has limited office opening hours for students. Please visit the following site to schedule an appointment during office hours.

 How to Study at EcoS

 Steps to Start your First Semester

In this section you will find useful information and some basic administrative features of “how to study EcoS”. 


The amount of work involved in the EcoS MA amounts to 120 ECTS credits. This corresponds to an expected period of 4 semesters, with the possibility to extend your studies for 2 more regular semesters.

You would typically start with language classes. These are very time-intensive and it is strongly recommended to enrol for only one seminar in the first semester.


Once you have selected the courses you wish to register for, make sure to keep in mind:

  • Level 1 language courses begin during the winter term of the academic year. The work load is heavy, so it is strongly advised to take only one core seminar (M2 / M3) per semester.
  • The amount of ECTS points recommended per semester is 30 (totalling 4 semesters of study).

Please click on the following link for instructions on how to register for a course.