Bachelor of Arts
Mongolian Studies

Mongolian Studies

Mongolian Studies examine the transnational Mongolian cultural area and its global relationships. The degree program is characterized by its diversity and transferability to other areas: In Bonn, students can acquire basic regional, cultural and sociological knowledge and combine it with applications of their choice. They learn the language including two scripts and gain multifaceted insights into Mongolian cultural and lifestyle worlds. The Department of Oriental and Asian Studies explores topics such as nomadism and mobility; traditions and cultural heritage; education; politics; economics; philosophy and religion; symbolism; literature and music; media and art; development and modernization; environment, tourism and sustainability; and the processes of changing social structures—in each case from a historical and a current perspective.

Mongolian Studies is an academic discipline that also provides students with key qualifications for the non-academic employment such as methodological and intercultural competence. From the first semester students learn modern Mongolian (Chalcha) so that they can communicate independently and apply their language skills early on. In the third semester they learn the classical Mongolian script. In all our modules, students are conveyed culturally sensitized, communicative and media-relevant competencies using methodologies that enable them to understand phenomena and dynamics in the Mongolian cultural area and relate them to trans-disciplinary topics.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.


Possible lines of work:

Intercultural communication, intercultural management, international development cooperation, peace and conflict research, international educational work (adult education, language courses, etc.), politics (policy consulting), culture (conservation/maintenance/management of global cultural heritage, cultural institutions, culture management, museums, etc.), tourism (long-distance, educational and cultural tourism), journalism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2022/2023 Wintersemester
free admission
2021/2022 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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