Southeast Asian Studies (Master of Arts)

Overview
Conditions of admission
Applications


Overview

Course content and focus areas 

The Master's in Southeast Asian Studies offers prospective students, who have a good working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia and who are acquainted with the region, the opportunity to pursue advanced studies on the languages, cultures and societies of Southeast Asia with a special focus on the Malay World (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and East Timor). A philological cultural studies approach to area studies is combined with individual freedom to draw on the various excellent resources of different departments present at Goethe University of Frankfurt in order to encourage interdisciplinary and innovative research for the Master's thesis in Southeast Asian Studies.

Students can choose between two versions of the study programme, one with and one without a semester abroad. The curriculum consists of a set of four mandatory core modules for all students and three elective modules including the option to take a Studium Generale and freely choose a number of courses from different faculties for students who study version one (without a semester abroad).

For students, who study version one (without a semester abroad), here are three suggested specialisations outlined in the curriculum:

  • a focus on classical philology and history,
  • a focus on modern languages and society, and
  • a focus on culture and economy
Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations
Subject-specific regulations

Degree

Master of Arts Southeast Asian Studies 

Duration The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters.
Languages of instruction

Englisch and Indonesian or respectively Malayian; German (only in the beginner classes of Vietnamese and Thai)

Start of the programme The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester.
Student advisory service

Friederike Trotier (MA)
trotier@em.uni-frankfurt.de


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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Southeast Asian Studies or equivalent. BA degrees from other disciplines in the humanities or social sciences may also be accepted if the applicant has a good command of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia (minimum of 200 hours of language instruction at University level or equivalent) and knowledge of Southeast Asia.

  • TOEFL test result of at least 87 (internet-based), or equivalent results from other officially recognized tests of English capability, such as IELTS or the Cambridge Proficiency examination

  • A good command of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia (minimum of 200 hours of language instruction at the university level or equivalent)

  • A convincing motivation letter and CV
Provisional admission no regulations 
Mode of admission Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.


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Applications


Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
  • proof of English language skills
  • proof of Indonesian or respectively Malayian language skills
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree.
Deadline for applications 01.05. - 31.08 for the winter semester

Strong recommendation for applicants from abroad
Submit your application latest 31.07.
Address for applications

Online application portal for Master's study programmes


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