Bachelor of Arts Korean

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Korean immerses students in the Korean language and culture, even if they start with no prior knowledge. From the basics of grammar and everyday communication, students advance to a level of proficiency that allows them to access and understand specialist literature independently. This minor begins with foundational courses in grammar and daily conversation and progresses to prepare students for academic readings that provide deep insights into Korea’s intellectual life. Combining this minor with a major in Asian Studies ensures a comprehensive understanding of Korean Studies, equipping students for a globalized future where knowledge of Korea is increasingly valuable.


The minor in Korean must be paired with a BA in Asian Studies, specializing in Korean Studies. During the first three semesters, students gain essential skills in grammar, communication, and the Korean writing systems through fundamental modules. This curriculum emphasizes practical language skills, enabling students to communicate effectively in both personal and professional contexts. The program encourages independent learning, critical thinking, and collaborative problem-solving, aligning with personal and career goals.

This multifaceted education prepares graduates for diverse careers in intercultural communication, international development, cultural management, tourism, journalism, and academia. The program’s integration of practical skills with theoretical knowledge ensures students are well-prepared to thrive in various professional environments, fostering versatility and adaptability.

Admission Requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g., Abitur)
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Introduction to Korean Grammar
  • Basic Communication Skills in Korean
  • Korean Writing Systems
  • Intermediate Korean Language
  • Advanced Korean Language
  • Korean Cultural Studies
  • Academic Readings in Korean
  • Independent Research Project in Korean Studies

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the BA in Korean have successfully entered a variety of influential roles, demonstrating the program’s strength in preparing students for global careers. Alumni have excelled as intercultural managers, international development consultants, cultural heritage managers, educators, and journalists.

With the increasing global interest in Korea’s culture, economy, and political landscape, the demand for experts in Korean language and culture continues to rise. This program’s comprehensive approach to language proficiency, cultural understanding, and critical analysis equips students with the skills needed to meet the evolving demands of the job market, making them valuable contributors in their respective fields.

Visa Requirements:

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