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Iranian and Persianate Studies

General admission requirements

Achievements amounting to 50 credits from Iranian Studies, including achievements in at least two of the following areas: History, Law, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology/Ethnology, Archeology and Art History, Literary Studies, Media Studies of Iran and the Islamic World, Religious Studies (not Theology), Islamic Philosophy, Linguistics, Translation Studies (e.g. Persian-English, Persian-German, Sanskrit-Persian, Arabic-Persian), or Didactics of the Persian Language. Academic achievements on the field of translation studies (the mentioned language combinations) can be considered with a maximum of 18 Credits.

Specific language requirements: Demonstration of sufficient knowledge of modern Persian of at least 36 credits for applicants whose mother tongue is not modern Persian or successful participation in the language aptitude test offered by Georg August University.

Demonstration of sufficient English language skills on the level C1 by earning the minimum required grade on an internationally recognized test:

a) UNIcert®: min. certificate UNIcert® III; b) NULTE-certificate: min. level C1; c) Cambridge English Scale: min. 180 points; d) „International English Language Testing System” (IELTS Academic): min. Band 6.5; e) „Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test” (TOEFL iBT): min. 93 points; f) Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): min. 76 points. g) Other certificate on level C1 or higher (CEFR).

As a rule, the last test (a-f) must have been taken no more than three years prior to submission of the application for admission to the Master's degree programme (date received).

Applicants, who successfully completed a course of study, which is taught in English as well as certified C1 level in diploma supplement according to Common European Framework of Reference are excempt from this requirement.

Also excempt form this requirement are applicants, whose mother tongue is German or who can provide a proof of their language proficiency in German on C1 level (DSH-II). These applicants have to provide proof of their language proficiency in English on B2 level by earning the minimum required grade on an internationally recognized test: a) UNIcert®: min. certificate UNIcert® II; b) NULTE-certificate: min. level B2; c) Cambridge English Scale: min.160 points; d) „International English Language Testing System” (IELTS Academic): min. Band 5.5; e) „Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test” (TOEFL iBT): mind. 59 points; f) Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): min. 59 points; g) Other certificate on level B2 or higher (CEFR).

As a rule, the last test (a-f) must have been taken no more than three years prior to submission of the application for admission to the Master's degree programme (date received).

If applicants have spent at least one year studying or working in an English-speaking country or successfully completed a course of study of at least two years in the English language (proof required) that is also adequate.

An online application is not possible at the moment.

From 2024-03-15 on you can apply here for the Sommersemester 2024 for the Master's programme Iranian and Persianate Studies.

You have to apply within the following deadlines:

Application starting date 15.03.2024 (21 days left)
Application closing date 31.03.2024 (about 1 month left)
Application deadline for applicants from non-EU states 01.12.2023
Application deadline for applicants from EU states 31.03.2024 (about 1 month left)
Deadline for submitting the Bachelor's degree 15.05.2024 (3 months left)
First day of classes 08.04.2024 (about 1 month left)

From 2024-04-01 on you can apply here for the Wintersemester 2024/25 for the Master's programme Iranian and Persianate Studies.

You have to apply within the following deadlines:

Application starting date 01.04.2024 (about 1 month left)
Application closing date 01.06.2024 (3 months left)
Application deadline for applicants from non-EU states 01.06.2024 (3 months left)
Application deadline for applicants from EU states 01.06.2024 (3 months left)
Deadline for submitting the Bachelor's degree 15.11.2024 (9 months left)
First day of classes 21.10.2024 (8 months left)

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