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Semitic Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
East Asia and the Near East
Semitic Studies
Prof. Dr. Shabo Talay, Dr. Simona Olivieri
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

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 Middle East from Freie Universität Berlin or an equivalent degree that corresponds in terms of structure and content.
    • Proof of written Arabic language skills (level B2 CEFR) and oral Arabic language skills (level B1 CEFR).
    • Proof of written and oral English language skills (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.

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

This consecutive master’s degree program deepens the knowledge of languages, culture and history of societies in the Middle East acquired in the bachelor program. The master program is characterized by a range of studies on modern Semitic languages and its relation to religious minorities. It conveys knowledge on the current state of research in Semitic Studies and qualifies graduates to carry out a variety of professions related to the Middle East.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
English, German
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters
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