Study in Asia and the Middle East

Get immersed in other cultures!

“South Korea is a very diverse and fascinating country to explore, live and study in. I am very happy to be able to study at Hanyang University in Seoul’s city centre. I can recommend Hanyang University to all those interested in gaining insight into the diverse Korean culture and having memorable experiences.”

As a University of Konstanz student, you have access to a broad spectrum of exchange opportunities in Asia. We have partnerships with universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Israel. You can select a partner university that corresponds to your field of study and specialisation. Courses are taught entirely in English in Singapore and Hong Kong; the remaining universities usually provide ample courses taught in English.


Country Application deadline Semester start/semester dates
China, Egypt, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand 15 January September or January/February
Singapore 15 January August or January
Israel 15 January October (language course in August)

Further opportunities for stays in Asia


International Internship Pilot Programme (IIPP): BA, MA sowie PhD students can apply for internships at prestigious taiwanese universities, research institutes, laboratories (amongst others the Academia Sinica, NTU, NCCU, NCHU). Participants will receive a subsidy of NT$ 30.000 per month, for 3 months at most. A short programme overview is given here.

Taiwan Summer Institute Programme: the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards short-term scholarships (two months) for graduate (MA) as well as doctoral students for research internships at universities and research institutes.


  • Language and Internship Programme in China: 16-months long language and internship programme by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for graduates in the Sciences, Law, Political Science and Economics. 
  •  China Scholarship Programme by the Studienstiftung: highly qualified students from all disciplines will be supported during their one year language and study/research stay at a Chinese university.
  •  The Robert Bosch Stiftung's Lectureship Programme supports scholarship holders, who teach German as a foreign language at universities and carry out education projects.


Language and Internsip programme in Japan: the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards 18 months long scholarships to graduates in the Sciences, Law, Political Science and Economics for combined language and intership stays. Further information is also available on the programme's website.