Japanese Studies

Admission and program advising

Bachelor’s program in Japanese Studies

Application and admission to the bachelor’s program

The bachelor’s program in Japanese Studies has limited admissions in both the major and minor and can only commence in the winter semester. Applications must be submitted in the application and enrollment portal ALMA.

There is neither a fixed limit to the number of students who may enroll in a given year (Numerus Clausus or NC) nor an entrance exam. Based on evaluations of secondary school grades (Abitur or equivalent), approximately 25 students are accepted each year for the major and approximately 25 for the minor. Important factors in the evaluation are previous knowledge, experience in Japan, language abilities, and volunteer work or work in social services or social initiatives. These will positively influence evaluations of secondary school grades.

The application deadline is July 15 every year. The admission rate is usually high. Because of the demanding requirements of the program, students should seek advising from within the department before applying.

Please consult the Student Administration website for exact information on applying and enrolling. Should further questions concerning departmental requirements arise, please contact Julia Swoboda.

Advising for the bachelor’s program in Japanese Studies

Dr. Eva-Maria Meyer advises students about topics concerning the bachelor’s program, evaluations of study duration and achievements, financial aid (BAFöG), other certifications, and exam registration for all programs in Japanese Studies. Her office hours are Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or with an appointment.

Master’s program in Japanese Studies

Application and admission to the master’s program

Study in the master’s program in Japanese Studies and Politics and Society can only commence in the winter semester. Applications are due each year on September 30 through the central application and enrollment portal ALMA. The university’s directory of Degree Programs provided by Student Administration provides information about the entry requirements for the program.

Questions about the specific requirements of the program should be directed at Dr. Eva-Maria Meyer.

General information about applying to the master’s program may be found on the Student Administration website.

Advising for the master’s program in Japanese Studies

Master’s program in East Asian Politics and Society (MPGO)

Advising for the master’s program in East Asian Politics and Society

The program coordinator in the Japanese Studies department for the interdisciplinary master’s program in politics and society is Felix Spremberg. The contact for more general questions about the program is Stefan Braig.

Doctoral degrees

Advising for doctoral candidates in Japanese Studies