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

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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 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 source readings or 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: EU students pay 161 euros in study fees per semester and non-EU students an additional 1500 euros per semester in tuition. (Non-EU students may be eligible for a tuition waiver/exemption, details here: These fees largely subsidize the cost of local transport and meals in university cafeterias.   

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 2021:

- non-EU students: April 15, 2021

- EU students: July 15, 2021

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

Please contact the MA coordinator, Dr. Amanda Shuman (, for more information or with any questions.



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