Call of Applications: MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (+ Zoom info session details)

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Dear all:

I am planning to hold two info sessions on Zoom about our MA program in a few weeks (see below). I would appreciate it if you could pass along this info to any students you might have who are looking for an affordable MA program in our field!

All best,


Call for Applications: MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (Germany)

The MA in Modern China Studies at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Freiburg (Germany), is a two-year, English-language (no German required) graduate program with an emphasis on conducting original research. The program is especially strong in modern Chinese history, society, and culture (twentieth century to the present). Coursework focuses on honing research skills and methods, improving language facilities through intensive source readings and translation classes, and an integrated semester abroad. Students also have the opportunity to work for one of the Institute's on-going research projects related to modern Chinese history.

Students are taught by and work with an international group of scholars ( and have access to a robust research infrastructure that includes local collections (such as the Maoist Legacy project's offline collection) and the CrossAsia system (, which grants access to important online Chinese databases useful for conducting research. More information about the MA program and how to apply can be found on the website:

Fees: non-EU per semester: 1500 euros tuition + plus 165 euros in study fees. EU per semester: 165 euros in study fees.

Freiburg is a large university town located in the southwest corner of Germany on the edge of the beautiful Black Forest, next to France and Switzerland, and is well known throughout Germany as the sunniest place in the country. The university has a sizable international student body and the surrounding area is a haven for outdoors and sports enthusiasts.

Application submission deadlines to begin in October 2023 for non-EU applicants: April 15, 2023; EU applicants: July 15, 2023.

Detailed application instructions and link to the online application system can be found at:

Please contact the MA coordinator, Dr. Amanda Shuman (, with any questions or to register to attend one of the upcoming info sessions on zoom:

Friday January 27, 1:30PM (German time / CET)

Friday February 3, 6:30PM (German time / CET)

**Any potential applicants can attend these sessions but please register to receive the link!**