International Mobility

The MEAS programme is truly international – in terms of subject matter, student body and the East Asia-based study and work options that you can choose to explore.

Student Mobility

Other Options
In addition to these programmes, you can study at a university in East Asia as a 'free mover' and apply for scholarships such as the PROMOS programme.
If you follow the Professional Track and choose to do an internship abroad, then you can also apply for funding and scholarships.

As an incoming student, you will be able to access useful information about studying at the university from Goethe University's International Student Services – as well as information about university-level exchange programmes, funding options for studying or doing an internship abroad, and options for free movers (found here).

The Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) is a vibrant academic centre that often invites guest lecturers/professors and IZO fellows to give lectures and hold workshops.In cooperation with other departments and faculties, it also organises conferences and other events with international participants. Some departments and lecturers also have teaching partnerships with universities in East Asia. If you are interested in activities hosted by IZO, you can find more information about IZO lectures and events 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]

MEAS Administration:

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

IZO Coordinator:
Bertram Lang
Email: izo[at]

Student Assistant:


Image credits (left to right, top to bottom): Moritz Bälz (Japan); Laura Bub (Korea); Iwo Amelung (China); Chu Wen-tseng (NTNU); Cassandra Chistinean (Ewha Womens University); Swantje Heiser-Cahyono (Indonesia); Iwo Amelung (Script Noodles); Cassandra Chistinean (Bukcheon); Clemens Büttner (Neon Sign); Fabio Niepel (High-Speed Train); Cassandra Chistinean (Seoul); Chair for the Study of Economic Institutions, Innovation and East Asian Development at Goethe University (IZO Lecture)