For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Applicants for the Master’s programme in Iranian Studies require a first university degree from a German university or a higher education institution outside Germany in History and Cultures of the Middle East (Concentration: Iranian Studies) or a foreign degree equivalent in content and structure to the Bachelor programme in History and Cultures of the Middle East (Concentration: Iranian Studies) of the Freie Universität Berlin.
English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ( 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.
Building on the foundations of the bachelor’s program History and Culture of the Near East (Iranian Studies concentration) or an equivalent study course, graduate students learn further Iranian languages in the program. Students broaden their expertise in the practice of philology – including an interdisciplinary module with Turkish studies – and acquire a broader awareness of one or more thematic fields such as the history of Iranian literature, culture, or religion. Students will be trained to do independent research in the discipline of classical Iranian studies as it is understood internationally.