Training programs


Chinese Studies BA: Chinese Studies forms part of the East Asian Languages and Cultures BA training, however, when students apply for admission, they should choose Chinese Studies directly. During the BA training the number of required credits are 180. Students should earn 12 credits in general intellectual training courses; 31 credits in ancient and modern Chinese history, history of ideas, culture, society and politics; 65 credits in modern Chinese language. Students are required to learn Japanese for 3 semesters (6 credits) and classical Chinese for 2 semesters (6 credits). The remaining 60 credits include the thesis, the optional minor studies, the specialization and other facultative courses. After finishing the three-year long BA studies, student will have a good (intermediate) command of (mandarin) Chinese language and considerable knowledge about Chinese history, history of ideas, culture, society and politics.

Specialization in Chinese translation and interpreting: This two-year program is open for those students in Chinese Studies who are interested in taking part in and intensive language training, and performed well in their first academic year. Students can earn 25 credits in modern Chinese language courses.

Chinese minor program: Those students who are not participating in Chinese Studies can learn Chinese from their second academic year within a Chinese minor program. The two-year training is worth of 50 credits and includes modern Chinese language and cultural courses.

East Asian Studies MA: The MA program is primarily suggested for those holding a BA degree in Chinese Studies, but this two-year long joint MA program of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Corvinus University of Budapest is open for other students as well. Lessons are held at both universities and students gain a joint MA degree in the end. The aim of the program is to train experts who have a good knowledge of the East Asian region and its development, speak Chinese, and are able to participate in building relationships with East Asia in the fields of business, economy, diplomacy, administration, or science. Students receive intensive training in Chinese language; those who already speak Chinese may continue their studies from the intermediate level.