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Korean Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can I get to know Korea by studying documents in the original language?
  • Which role has Korea played in the history of East Asia?
  • Where does traditional and modern Korean culture figure within the East-Asian and global context?
  • What view of Korea does the Western world hold and how has it changed within the last 150 years?
  • Which political role do the two Korean countries play in East Asia and on a global level?
  • The great thing about the Faculty of East Asian Studies is that your uniqueness is accepted and valued, no matter how crazy you might be.

    Anna Witzke, Bachelor's degree read more ...

  • I like that we were introduced to the full range of topics covered by Korean studies (literature, history, religions, language) in the first semesters.

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Degree programmes


Korean Studies, Bachelor 2 subject


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

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

as one of the leading Korean Studies faculties in Europe, it covers a broad range of subjects and provides comprehensive language training (Modern Korean, Middle Korean, traditional written Chinese). In addition, it is possible to combine this RUB subject with the B.A. "Musikwissenschaft" at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen across locations.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • History
  • Literary and Intellectual History
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Science
  • Translation

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
motivation, stamina, a gift for languages (language skills), good educational background
... enjoy:
reading, studying
... struggle through:
language and writing

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in cultural institutions (e.g. museums and libraries)
  • in adult education
  • in the civil service and in international organisations
  • in Korea-oriented enterprises and in corporate consultancy
  • in the media (press trade, entertainment, publishing companies)

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional. It is done as part of the optional module.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 5th semester.
Duration: 1-2 semesters

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Martin Gehlmann
Building, Room: Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2.08
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22919
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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