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- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Egyptology Seminar
Prof. Dr. Jochem Kahl
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ancient studies with a focus on Egyptology from Freie Universität Berlin or an equivalent degree in ancient studies/Near Eastern studies from a foreign university in which at least 60 credit points were acquired in modules or exams that were thematically linked to ancient Egypt.

  • Proof of English skills (B2 CEFR) for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree was not obtained at an institution of higher education where English was the language of instruction.

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Egyptology focuses on the Pharaonic culture of ancient Egypt from its emergence in the neolithic cultures of the Nile Valley to its last manifestations in late antiquity. In taking this approach, the program includes all aspects of existence and expressions of this culture. The program’s methodological approach draws on both philological/linguistic and archaeological sources. Society, economy, history, religion, architecture, art, literature, language, etc. are all considered.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters