Why Apply?

Now that you know a bit more about MEAS, you're probably trying to work out if it's the right programme for you. Here are a few things that might help you make your decision.

MEAS Student Council

The MEAS programme has a very active and engaged student community, as well as its own Student Council that organises a whole host of events for students and provides both information and support to new students.

If you have any questions about student life as a MEAS student, please contact the members of the MEAS Student Council: studentcouncilmeas[at]gmail.com.

Student Council Instagram; Student Council LinkedIn

A Unique and International Programme

MEAS offers you a broad variety of options to tailor your academic experience to your own interests and take an active role in shaping your course of study. These options include a truly unique choice of languages and a broad range of disciplines covering several different East Asian countries. Its research-orientated approach also makes MEAS the perfect choice for students interested in embarking on a PhD further down the line.

Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO)

The MEAS programme is affiliated with the Goethe University's Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO). This means that students benefit from the centre's extensive expertise as well as its research activities and events.

The University

Goethe University has so much to offer, from highly motivated teaching staff with a broad range of research fields to a beautiful campus that is home to a lively and international student community. You can find out more about the university here.

Semester Ticket
Goethe University does not charge any tuition fees. Instead, you will pay a modest semester fee of about 340 euros, which includes a 'semester ticket'. This ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on public transport across Germany ("Deutschland-Ticket").


Finally, enrolling in the MEAS programme means that you will be based in Frankfurt am Main, a culturally diverse and vibrant city in an extremely well-connected part of Germany. There's so much to discover in and around the city, from museums and art galleries to seasonal festivals and events.

And if you want to get out of the city, the surrounding regions boast some truly stunning scenery and exciting landscapes to explore on foot or by bike. Find out more about living in Frankfurt here.

Quick Access

Student assistant positions are open on an irregular basis. MEAS and IZO accept unsolicited applications for these positions. If you are interested, please send your application to the MEAS and IZO coordinators.


MEAS Coordinator:
Mirjam Tröster

SKW, 5th floor, room 05.B137
Rostocker Straße 2, 60323 Frankfurt/Main
Mailing address:

Goethe University Frankfurt
Sinology/MEAS, FB09 - Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts
Mirjam Tröster/SKW
60629 Frankfurt

Tel. +49 (0) 69-798-28795
Email: m.troester[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de

MEAS Administration:

Elssy Kiradjieva
W.-Adorno-Platz 4
RuW, Room 4.242
60323 Frankfurt/Main
Tel. +49 (0) 69-798-34809
Email: kiradjieva[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de

IZO Coordinator:
Bertram Lang
Email: izo[at]uni-frankfurt.de

Student Assistant:


Image credits (left to right, top to bottom): Mirjam Tröster (Taipei); Fabio Niepel (Tokyo); Cassandra Chistinean (Seoul); Abraham Amofa; Tanmay Bagwe; Oyuna Baldakova; Daniel Ehnes; Ah-Hyun Angela Lee; Christina Maags; Moritz McAuliffe; Philippe-M. Optenhövel; Stefan Sanderse; Svenja Schenk; Sarah Melati Schneider; Phototek (Melanie Wegling); MEAS Student Council (four photos MEAS Student Council); Laura Bub (Chinese Garden Frankfurt); Uwe Dettmar, Goethe University Frankfurt (The University); Elke Födisch, Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt)