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Master Programme Application

Arabic-Islamic Studies - Study Focus „Intellectual Histories of the Arab World“

General admission requirements

Verification is required for academic achievement in at least one of the following disciplines: Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Iranian Studies, Turkish Studies and/or Central Asian Studies as well as in History, Culture, Politics of the Middle East comprising at least 50 credits, including 30 credits in the Arabic language as well as at least 15 credits in Islamic History, Culture, Religion and Law.

Language requirements: English language proficiency shall be demonstrated by earning the minimum required grade on one of the following internationally recognised tests:

a) UNIcert®: min. Zertifikat 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 6.0; e) „Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test” (TOEFL iBT): min. 78 points; f) Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): min. 59 points; g) Demonstration of English language skills on level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The successful completion of any test (a-f) may not be more than three years prior to the application for admission. Proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language also includes a study or professional stay of at least one year in a country where English is the official language or the successful completion of a study programme in English lasting at least two years.

Paper documents are not required. Admission and rejection letters will be sent approximately in the week before the start of lectures. International students, who need a visa, can apply again during the regular application period for summer semester 2024 between October 1st and December 1st, 2023.

Apply for the WiSe 23/24 for the Master programme Arabic-Islamic Studies - Study Focus „Intellectual Histories of the Arab World“ .

The application deadlines are as follows:

Application starting date 15.09.2023
Application closing date 30.09.2023 (8 days left)
Application deadline for applicants from non-EU states 01.04.2023
Application deadline for applicants from EU states 30.09.2023 (8 days left)
Deadline for submitting the Bachelor's degree 15.11.2023 (about 2 months left)
First day of classes 23.10.2023 (about 1 month left)

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