For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in the history and culture of the Near East from Freie Universität Berlin or an equivalent degree that corresponds in terms of structure and content.
Proof of Arabic language skills (writing: level C1 CEFR) and oral Arabic language skills (level B1 CEFR).
Proof of English language skills (writing: level B2 CEFR) as well as written and oral Englisch language skills (level B2 CEFR) and the ability to read an additional foreign language used in international scholarly discourse (French, Spanish, Italian, or Russian) (level B2 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.
This research-oriented master’s degree program will enable graduate students to use academic methodologies and obtain the skills necessary to pursue independent scholarship in Islamic studies. It conveys theory-based knowledge in the fields of history, religious practice, philosophy, politics, law, culture, and theology. It also explores broader issues such as gender and the patterns of perception of Muslim and non-Muslim actors in politics and law of the modern Islamic world and Islam in Europe and South Asia.