Chinese Studies (BA)
Sinology in Erlangen offers an informed approach to China and Taiwan. An important component of the study program is the intensive teaching of Chinese language skills by pedagogically trained native speakers. A broad range of research and teaching, in cooperation with other disciplines at FAU as well as national and international cooperation partners, enable a differentiated and reflected picture of the Chinese language and culture area, which is more than necessary today.
Sinology in Erlangen offers an informed approach to China and Taiwan. An important component of the program is the intensive teaching of Chinese language skills through A sinology degree opens up a wide range of possible fields of activity, such as
- Trade, Economy
- Diplomatic service
- Activities with foundations
- Adult education, training and further education
- Art, culture management
- Publishing, editing
- Press, public relations
- Editing, journalism, publishing
- Tourism, tourism management
- Management Consulting
- Language teaching, translating
- Scientific activities at universities
There are no special prerequisites for starting the program, as all Chinese language courses are designed for students with no prior knowledge of the language. However, you should have an interest in foreign cultures and enjoy learning languages.
- The language courses take place in small groups under the guidance of pedagogically trained native speakers.
- There is a family atmosphere at the Institute of Sinology, and it also sits in its own building with an adjacent garden.
- The supervision by the lecturers is good and dedicated.
- There are many voluntary events at the institute in addition to the compulsory classes: There are summer and barbecue parties, a Chinese theater group, and regular excursions to Europe and China.
- The library of Sinology is the largest seminar library of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and one of the largest in Germany.
- In addition to modern Chinese, classical Chinese is also taught in Erlangen, which contributes a lot to the understanding of China's culture and also of modern Chinese
Perseverance and discipline are required when studying the Chinese language.
Can be combined*
Archaeological Sciences (BA), English and American Studies (BA), French Studies (BA), German Language and Literature (BA), History (BA), Greek Philology (BA), Indo-European and Indo-Iranian Studies (BA), Italian Studies (BA), Japanese Studies (BA), Art History (BA), Latin Philology (BA), Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin (BA), Business and Economics (BA), Philosophy (BA), Political Science (BA), Scandinavian Studies (BA), Sociology (BA), Theatre and Media Studies (BA)
*These courses are scheduled in such a way that the subjects can usually be combined without overlapping.
Can be combined after consulting a study advisor*
As it is not guaranteed that there will be no overlap between teaching times in this combination, you will be required to submit proof of consultation with a study advisor when enrolling. Please contact the Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) or the Student Service Centre of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology.
The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
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Degree type: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Type of study: Two subject Bachelor's degree programme
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Size: (1-24 Students)
Early entrance programme: yes
Part-time study: yes
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
Student Advice and Career Service
Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ)