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Iranian Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
East Asia and the Near East
Institute of Iranian Studies
Prof. Dr. Alberto Cantera
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

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.

  • One of the following Bachelor degrees can also be accepted: Middle Eastern or Central Asian Studies, Indo-European Studies, Studies in Ancient Civilisations, History, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Social Science, Politics, Ethnology or Theology.
  • Proof of English skills (level C1 CEFR).

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

The aim of the “M.A. Iranian Studies” is to familiarise the students with aspects of Iranian languages, cultures, history and religions from antiquity through to the late antique era. Students will acquire a working knowledge of Old and Middle Iranian languages such as Avestan, Old and Middle Persian and also one modern Iranian language (Persian or Kurdish). Students broaden their expertise in the languages and cultures of pre-Islamic Iran and non-Islamic Iranophone religious traditions. They will be trained to do independent research focusing on primary sources as much as possible.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters