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Turkic Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
East Asia and the Middle East
Turkic Studies
Sophie Luisa Nientimp-Yakut (dep.)
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 Near East at Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on Turkic studies, or an equivalent degree that corresponds in terms of content and structure to the program at Freie Universität Berlin.

  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree was not obtained at an institution of higher education where English was the language of instruction.

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.

Turkic studies is the study of the languages, literatures, and history of the Turkic peoples in the past and present. To understand the languages and literatures, historical knowledge is necessary. Due to the broad spread of the Turkic peoples and their proximity to different languages (Persian, Mongolian, and Russian) as well as their membership in bordering cultures, relevant foundations need to be acquired. Since many Turkic peoples were Islamicized by contact with Persian speakers, this realm demands special attention.

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