MA Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS): Information Meeting for Prospective Students

We invite all students interested in the MA programme Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS) to attend an information meeting on 28 June, 18:00, in SH 3.102.

MEAS is an international, interdisciplinary and research-orientated MA programme. The English-taught degree is primarily designed for students who hold a BA degree in either East Asia-related humanities or the social sciences (economics/management, law, political science, sociology), history or cultural anthropology.

In the MEAS programme, 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 2022/2023 is 15 August 2022.

For more information on the programme and admission requirements, please see our website ( or contact the programme coordinator (m.troester[at]em.uni-frankfurt[dot]de). 


Mirjam Tröster
Sinology, Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts
Programme Coordinator MA Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS)
Goethe University Frankfurt  |  Campus Bockenheim
Juridicum  |  room 719  |  Senckenberganlage 31
60325 Frankfurt am Main  |  GERMANY
email: m.troester[at]em.uni-frankfurt[dot]de