1st year of studies in China | 2nd year of studies in Greece

1st year of studies in China
2nd year of studies in Greece

Course Details

This is the first Master Program worldwide that cultivates the comparative approach to the Ancient Greek and Chinese Civilizations and the only one that combines one year of studies in China and one year of studies in Europe.

The Program is geared towards providing you with solid and deep knowledge in both the Ancient Greek and the Chinese civilizations from a comparative perspective and towards preparing you for higher research in the field.

Duration: The Program lasts for two years (4 semesters).

Location: Chongqing and Patras.

The Courses of the 1st year of studies will be held at Southwest University, China. The Courses of the 2nd year of studies will be held at the University of Patras, Greece.

Collaborating Departments

Southwest University, School of History and Culture

University of Patras, Department of Philosophy

University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Thessaloniki, Department of Philosophy and Education

University of Crete, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies

 The Greek Departments are centers of world-class research in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Southwest University is an internationally leading center for research in Chinese Civilization. They all have a strong commitment to postgraduate provision.

Steering Committee

Directors

Prof Pavlos Kontos, University of Patras

Prof Yong Wang, Southwest University

 

Members

As. Prof John Demetracopoulos, University of Patras

Prof Meiyun Guo, Southwest University

Prof Katerina Ierodiakonou, National Kapodistrian University of Athens

As. Prof Chloe Balla, University of Crete

As. Prof Pantelis Golitsis, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki

Course Structure

Courses Total
Hours
ECTS
Credits
1st Semester, Southwest University, China  
1. Chinese Philosophy I 30 8
2. Chinese History I 30 8
3. Specific Topics on Comparative Civilization Studies I 30 6
4. MA Thesis 8
2nd Semester, Southwest University, China
1. Chinese Philosophy II 30 8
2. Chinese History II 30 8
3. Specific Topics on Comparative Civilization Studies II 30 6
4. MA Thesis 8
3rd Semester, University of Patras, Greece
1.   Ancient Greek Philosophy I 30 8
2. Ancient Greek Philosophy II 30 8
3. Optional Course: Greek History I or Ancient Greek Science I 30 6
4. MA Thesis 8
4th Semester, University of Patras, Greece
1.   Ancient Greek Philosophy III 30 8
2. Ancient Greek Philosophy IV 30 8
3. Optional Course: Greek History I or Ancient Greek Science I 30 6
4. MA Thesis 8

1. The first year of studies also comprises two compulsory courses without ECTS, according to the Chinese law:

For non-Chinese Students: “A Survey of China” and “Chinese Language”;

For Chinese Students: “Ideological education” and “English.”

2.  It is mandatory for the MA Thesis to have a comparative character, that is, to address both the Greek and the Chinese Civilization. It is recommended the MA Thesis to be supervised by both a Greek and a Chinese Faculty Member. The MA thesis shall be submitted by the end of June of the 4th Semester and, in any case, not later than the end of September of the same year. Chinese students are expected to also submit their MA Thesis in Chinese.

 

 

 

中国-希腊文明比较”(双学位)硕士项目培养方案

课程及任务

课时

欧洲学分(ECTS

第一学期:中国·西南大学

1. 中国哲学I 30 8
2. 中国历史I 30 8
3. 文明比较研究专题 I 30 6
4. 硕士论文 8

第二学期:中国·西南大学

1. 中国哲学II 30 8
2. 中国历史II 30 8
3. 文明比较研究专题 II 30 6
4. 硕士论文 8

第三学期:希腊帕特雷大学

1. 古希腊哲学 I 30 8
2. 古希腊哲学 II 30 8
3. 专业选修 希腊历史I 古希腊科学一 30 6
4. 硕士论文 8

第四学期:希腊帕特雷大学

1. 古希腊哲学 III 30 8
2. 古希腊哲学 IV 30 8
3. 选修课 希腊历史II 古希腊科学II 30 6
4. 硕士论文 8

1.根据中国教育部的要求,本项目的学生在第一年还应该修读两门课程,这两门课程不计入欧洲学分:注册有西南大学学籍的中国籍学生,必须修读《政治》和《研究生英语》并获得相应学分;对于注册有西南大学学籍的国际学生,必须修读《中国概况》和《汉语》课程并获得相应学分。

2. 硕士论文的选题必须具有文明比较的性质,即同时涉及中国和希腊两大文明。学生在中国和希腊两名导师的联合指导下完成学位论文。

3.本方案在执行过程中,可能会根据实际情况有所调整。

 

Entry Requirements

The Master’s Program will have two points of entry: prospective students may apply either to the University of Patras or to Southwest University. Admission shall in each case be subject to the regulations of Master’s Studies in Greece and China, respectively.

 For the MA Program you must hold:

A diploma conferring Bachelor’s Degree in a subject area compatible with that of the Master’s Degree under discussion. Such areas might be but not limited to the following: philosophy, history, history of science, classical studies, archaeology.

English Language Requirements

  • For non-Chinese students, command of the English language shall be certified by a specific score in one of the international tests of English language proficiency (for instance, TOEFL, IELS or ΙΒΤ).
  • For Chinese students, command of the English language shall be certified by either the international English proficiency test, or a joint English Proficiency Interview organized by the Committee.
  • For Chinese students who have succeeded in the National Graduate Entrance Examination, no further certification is required.

Candidates are expected to submit their dossier within the time period indicated in the Public Announcement of each year’s Master’s Program and those who are eligible will be invited to an online interview by the Coordinating Committee.

Candidates shall be notified of their selection no later than May, 31 each year.

The Qualification Awards

Upon successful completion of the program:

  • Greek and International Students shall be awarded two separate Master’s Degrees: The one from Southwest University and the other from the University of Patras (on behalf of all Greek parties).
  • Chinese Students who enter the Program through the National Graduate Examination shall be awarded two separate Master’s Degrees: The one from Southwest University and the other from the University of Patras (on behalf of all Greek parties).
  • Chinese Students who enter the Program without taking National Graduate Examination will be awarded a Master’s Degree from the University of Patras.

Fees and Funding

2.000 euros per year

[The establishment of the Program is funded by the European Union and therefore the fees are kept to a minimum for the 2023 applicants.]

International Students
International Students shall pay the tuition fees of the 1st Year of Studies to Southwest University and the tuition fees of the 2nd Year of Studies to the University of Patras.

Chinese Students
According to the current tuition policy, Chinese students should pay the tuition to Southwest University as long as they are registered at SWU, that is 7.500 RMB per academic year for philosophy direction students and 8.000R MB per academic year for history direction students. For their 2nd year of Studies, they shall pay 2.000 euros to the University of Patras.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to supporting students to get scholarships both from the Greek and the Chinese side.

SWU university will assist international students to apply for China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarships, Chongqing Mayor’s Scholarships, New Silk Road Scholarships, and SWU President’s Scholarship.
Chinese students will enjoy the scholarships and living subsidies provided by SWU.

According to the Greek Law, 30% of the Greek students enrolled in the Program will not pay fees for the second year of studies.

Staff - 1st Year of Studies at Southwest University

Faculty members from many Southwest’s schools and departments as well as invited professors from other leading Chinese Universities, like Shandong University and Sichuan University. For a current list of the faculty members specialized in Chinese and Ancient Greek Civilizations, see below:

CUI YanqiangSchool of Marxism 

ZOU Fudu, School of History and Culture

WANG Yong, School of History and Culture / International College

GUO Tao, School of History and Culture

GUO Meiyun, School of State Governance

LI KaiSchool of State Governance

MENG Fanjun, School of Foreign Languages

Staff - 2nd Year of Studies at the University of Patras

Staff members from all the collaborating Greek Universities. For a current list of the faculty members specialized in Ancient Greek Philosophy, see below:

University of Patras, Department of Philosophy

University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Thessaloniki, Department of Philosophy and Education

University of Crete, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies

Apply

  1. Application
  2. CV
  3. Certified Copies of Degrees
  4. Academic Transcripts
  5. Photocopy of Identity Card or Passport
  6. References (2)
  7. English Language Certificate C1 (see English Language Requirements).
  8. Statement of Purpose

Practical Information

All you need to know, from whether you need a visa or not to the everyday life costs in Greece and China, see respectively:  

https://studyingreece.edu.gr/ 

https://studyinchinas.com/

    Universities

    University of Patras, Department of Philosophy

    The Department of Philosophy, founded in 1999, is the only department in Greece offering honours degrees in philosophy. Its curriculum covers the interpretation of texts within the philosophical tradition and the philosophical tradition and

    Southwest University

    Southwest University (SWU) is a comprehensive university sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China. It was founded in July 2005 with the merger of Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agricultural University, both of

    University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

    The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek RevolutionThe National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the

    University of Thessaloniki, Department of Philosophy and Education

    The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single

    University of Crete, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies

    Established in 1973, the University of Crete is a young public educational institution committed to excellence in research and teaching. The seat of the University is the Gallos Campus in Rethymnon, where the