Are you open to other cultures and interested to know everything there is to know about India, China, Japan or the Arab countries? Are you curious about other religions and ways of thinking, and are you keen to expand your horizons? Do you want to explore the Asian business world? If the answer to these questions is a resounding ‘yes’, our study programme will feel like at once like a homecoming, and an excellent vantage point from which to start your exploration of the world in all its diversity.
An understanding of our contemporary world begins with learning to understand, respect and value people from other cultures. The Oriental Languages and Cultures programme aims to train students to become liaisons between the Orient and the West.
Although no special prior knowledge is required, we do expect prospective students to have a special talent for languages. After all, the languages studied differ greatly from any Western European language in terms of structure and vocabulary. In addition, a solid knowledge of modern western languages is welcome. It goes without saying that you have a strong interest in history and society, and that you immerse yourself in the world of other cultures with great enthusiasm.