Requirements for an application for the M.A. in Arabic Studies:

  • University degree (B.A. or higher) in the field of either Humanities or Social Sciences. Certificate and transcript of records are needed.
  • Proof of at least 15 ECTS in the field of "Oriental Studies" (Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, ...)
  • Proof of at least 40 ECTS in Arabic language classes or proof of equivalent knowledge of Arabic.
  • Proof of English language proficiency of at least level B1.

The Application deadline is the enrollment deadline.

Application process

If you fulfill the requirements mentioned above and have your documents ready, please follow the guideline for the application process as a non-exchange student.

Information for foreign students

The "Arabic Studies" MA program is taught primarily in German and in order to be able to follow the courses, you need to possess good German language skills. Language proficiency of at least B2 in German (and B1 in English) is mandatory.

Please have a look at the schematic overview over the study program and the classes currently offered to better plan your M.A.

Students at Bamberg University do not have to pay tuition. However, there is a fee for administrative costs at around 100€ per term which also includes a bus ticket covering the whole city.

In case you have further general questions regarding application procedures at Bamberg University, please contact the Admission's Office. If you have more specific questions with regard to the M.A. in Arabic Studies please do not hesitate to write the department chair.

Information for students with disabilities and in special circumstances

Students in special circumstances, e.g. with disabilities, restrictions, chronic diseases, and psychological stress among others can contact the chairperson of the examination board, Prof. Dr. Lale Behzadi. Further contact persons, counselling opportunities and contact points can be found on the website of the representative for students with disabilities and in this brochure.