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Call for Applications – MA programme Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS), Goethe University Frankfurt – Deadline – 15 August, 2024

Information Sessions and Call for Applications for the MA programme Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS) at Goethe University Frankfurt

The Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS) programme at Goethe University Frankfurt invites students interested in the programme to attend an online information session on 30 April, 12:00 (CEST). A second meeting will be held in person on 23 May, 18:00 (CEST) on Goethe University’s Westend campus (SH 1.104).

Registration for any of these events: via email to

MEAS, an international, interdisciplinary and research-oriented graduate programme, is an English-taught degree primarily designed for students who hold a BA degree in either East Asia-related humanities or the social sciences (economics/management, law (BA or first state examination), political science, sociology), history or cultural anthropology. Students explore East Asia’s present and past from the combined perspectives of a variety of disciplines. They develop their methodological and theoretical skills particularly in the fields of history, law, management and political sciences, while also enhancing their proficiency in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean. In their third semester, students follow one of three possible ‘study tracks’. The Research Track prepares students for future academic work and is taught entirely in Frankfurt, whilst for the Language Track and the Professional Track student spend time in one of the East Asian countries covered by the programme, either studying at an East Asian university or completing an internship. MEAS students benefit from the vibrant research activities and events at Goethe University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO).

The application deadline for the winter semester 2024/2025 is 15 August 2024. If applicants need a visa, we recommend applying by 15 July at the latest. For more information on the programme and admission requirements, please see our website ( or contact the programme coordinator (