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 an individual freedom to draw on the various excellent resources of different departments present at the 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 program, 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 specializations 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
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 capabilities, 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
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
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Last updated February 26, 2018