Call for applications for the Master’s in Sinology: Global China

Master Sinology: Global China

Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its two-year Master’s Program in Sinology—Global Chinal. Situated at one of the largest Institutes of Chinese Studies in Germany—with six professorships in different disciplines ranging from Archaeology, Buddhist and Cultural Studies to Intellectual and Cultural History and Contemporary Politics, Economy and Society—this Master’s Programme offers students from around the globe multiple perspectives on greater China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) and its global connections in both the past and the present. Studying in this Master’s Program, Students are able to explore multiple facets of one of the most dynamic civilizations in the world.

The Master’s in Sinology—Global Chinal, is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary program. It offers a wide range of courses in German, English and Chinese. It is just one of many study programmes under the umbrella of the Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS), home also to one of the most important Asia Research Libraries in Europe. Consequently, China can here be studied in a global context and through interdisciplinary dialogue. Students are trained in both classical and modern Chinese, including dialects such as Taiwanese and Cantonese, as well as Japanese and Korean. They can specialize in one of two study foci: Politics, Economy and Society, or Language, Culture and Tradition. Students will be introduced to a multiplicity of innovative research tools and methodologies from different disciplines, including Transcultural Studies, in order to frame their research appropriately.

Students are encouraged to spend their third semester abroad, on study exchange or conducting a research-oriented internship. They can benefit from partnerships with many Chinese and Taiwanese Universities. Study exchanges to other Asian and European countries are also possible.

Applicants must hold a BA or equivalent (minimum three years of study) in Sinology/Chinese Studies or a related field with an above-average grade. Furthermore, proficiency in English and a working knowledge of German is required.

The application deadline for international students for the winter semester 2021/22 is June 15, 2021.

For more information about the programme and the application requirements, please visit or contact us via email at

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