China Institute of the University of Trier

The certificate offered by this institute is a certificate for special, interdisciplinary study achievements, which gives students of the University of Trier the opportunity for a specialisation qualification.


Through the certificate "East Asian Studies", courses from the subject areas of Sinology and Japanese Studies in particular can be taken. In addition, lectures and seminars from other subjects with a connection to East Asia can be considered. Please take a look at the course catalogue on Porta.

The study programme for the certificate comprises 32 semester hours per week. Of these, 16 semester hours are reserved for courses in an East Asian foreign language. Students of Sinology and Japanese Studies must study the language of the other degree programme (or optionally Korean, if available in the Language Centre's programme). The remaining 16 semester hours are to be chosen from the courses offered by the participating subjects and must cover the subject complexes listed below. All required achievements can be completed in the course of regular studies (§31HochSchG).

More information can be found here.