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Eberhard Karls University Tubingen


Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Subjects: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies,Islamic Studies,Middle Eastern

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
166 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
1,500 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies in Tübingen offers a rich array of seminars, language courses, and research projects. Our degree programs provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the languages, history, and cultures of the Middle East and the broader Islamic Orient. The language program includes Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. We offer research-oriented courses through our two professorships: one in Islamic intellectual history, covering philosophy and theology, and another in Islamic history and culture, focusing on the history of literature and culture. Students in Tübingen benefit from extensive interdisciplinary networking opportunities. There is a close exchange with programs such as Comparative Middle East Politics and Societies, Philosophy, Jewish Studies, and the Center for Islamic Theology. This collaborative environment enriches the academic experience and fosters a deeper understanding of the subjects studied.

Program Information

Study Location Tübingen
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 1,500 EUR
Cost per Semester 166 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

CEFR No information
IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

t is required that you provide proof of sufficient knowledge of our main source language Arabic, at a reading level of B2 or higher or the equivalency of 20 contact hours of academic language training.

Qualification Requirements

The M.A. program "Islamwissenschaft / Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies" at the University of Tübingen requires an appropriate Bachelor's degree in the same discipline ("konsekutiver Studiengang") with an overall grade of 2.5 or higher. Whether entry with a Bachelor's degree in a similar program is possible will be evaluated by a commission case-by-case and may be accepted through recognition of equivalence ("Äquivalenzanerkennung"). Criteria include methods and approaches from the Humanities as well as survey courses in History and Civilisations of the Middle East.

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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