East Asian Economics and Politics

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Which political and economic conditions shape the countries and regions of East Asia?
  • What is the relationship between government, economy and society in East Asian countries?
  • Which factors have contributed to East Asia's rise as a region of political and economic relevance?
  • Which role does East Asia play in international resp. global governance?
  • How are East Asian politics and economy today affected by the region’s culture and history?
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Degree programmes


East Asian Economics and Politics, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it helps acquire a comprehensive and in-depth perspective of international and comparative political economy in the East Asian region by teaching about countries and regions and providing specialist and language education

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • East Asian Economics and Politics
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Chinese language
  • Japanese language
  • Korean language

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • curiosity
  • high levels of motivation and the ability to work independently, high levels of discipline
  • good English-language skills
  • social competence


  • political and economic discourses
  • learning new languages
  • discovering new things and facts

struggle through:

  • difficult beginnings, especially in terms of language
  • difficult English-language literature
  • high workload
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in East Asia-oriented enterprises or organisations

And else?

An internship ...

​As part of their degree, students are obliged to spend at least eight weeks at a university in East Asia or alternatively do an internship of eight weeks.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.
Duration: 8 weeks

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Wirtschaft und Politik Ostasiens
Building, Room: Universitätsstr. 134
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-siehe Webseite
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 2.30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Website Fachschaft


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