For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Proof of written Arabic language skills (level B1 CEFR).
Proof of language skills in one of the following languages: Ancient Greek, French, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Modern Persian, Russian, Spanish, Syriac-Aramaic or Turkish (level B1 CEFR), or oral skills in a modern Arabic dialect (level C2 CEFR).
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The master’s program in Arabic studies is a research-oriented consecutive program. The program trains students to use academic methods, enabling them to engage in independent scholarship. It communicates deeper knowledge in the areas of classical and modern Arabic literature, the Koran, and Koranic exegesis as well as in the cultural and intellectual history of the Arab world. The Arabic studies program at Freie Universität Berlin is conceived as a philological, literary, and cultural studies program.