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Study Middle Eastern Studies in Germany: 10 Universities with 12 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 04-16-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Middle Eastern Studies or Near Eastern Studies is an umbrella term associated with a diverse group of academic programs associated with the study of the history, politics, economies, geography and culture of the Middle East, which is sometimes more narrowly defined along the lines of the Arab world and sometimes more liberally to encompass all areas from Morocco, to Turkey, to Afghanistan. This region, rich in history but today in parts embroiled in ethnic, religious and geopolitical conflict, is of great strategic interest to all world players and home to hundreds of millions of people from many cultural, ethnic and religious groups. This region is unlikely to become any less significant anytime soon, so if you have a passion for Middle Eastern cultures, languages, or history, consider an English-language degree from a German university!

Overview

masters
12

Study Programs in English

universities
10

Universities

ranking
7

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (10 programs for EU citizens, 8 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 2,500 per semester (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 15 and March 31

Summer Semester

between July 15 and September 15

View all 12 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Middle Eastern Studies

#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 2,500 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127
#89Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

Tuition Fees

10
8
2
2
0
0

3 English Degree Programs for Middle Eastern Studies in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
33.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction, but ability test
41.7% no admission restriction
25% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

58.3% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
41.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Middle Eastern Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6 (1 program )

Minimum:

79 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6 (1 program )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

79 (2 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Middle Eastern Studies in Germany

Program Features

4-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

66.7%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

33.3%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Middle Eastern Studies

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Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 36,000

Program Fees: € 2,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Philipps-Universität Marburg

public University · No. of Students: 22,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 26,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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