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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.

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.

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