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Ancient Oriental Philology

full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Tübingen

    Location

  • March 2023 (Germans and inhabitants)

    January 2023 (EU), January 2023 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
  • Ancient Oriental Studies
  • Media Studies
  • General Linguistic Science
Target group

The Department of Ancient Near Eastern Philology at the Institute for the Cultures of the Ancient Near East (IANES) at the University of Tübingen emerged from the Ancient Near Eastern seminar and is one of the most renowned institutions of its kind both in Germany and abroad. The range of courses covers the entire spectrum of ancient Near Eastern Philology, both in terms of language and cultural history. Research focuses on the literature and history of Mesopotamia from the 3rd millennium to the 1st millennium BC. Ancient Near Eastern Philology deals with the languages and writings of ancient Mesopotamia (modern day: Iraq) and the neighbouring areas of Anatolia, Syria and Iran, which are characterised by highly developed, multicultural societies at the beginning of history. The period covered extends from the first written records around 3000 BC. until the 3rd century AD. The focus is on the Akkadian (Babylonian-Assyrian) as the oldest documented Semitic language and the Sumerian. Both languages (including Hittite, Elamite, Ugaritic) were written in cuneiform, which was the most important writing system in the Middle East for over three millennia.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 17.04.2023 - 29.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

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  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

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  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

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Summer semester (2023)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    15.12.2022 - 15.01.2023

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    15.12.2022 - 15.01.2023

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    15.01.2023 - 31.03.2023

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    15.01.2023 - 31.03.2023

Tuition fee

All information about tuition fees for international students (EUR 1,500 per semester) and for a second degree course (EUR 650 per semester) can be found on our website.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

International office

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung
Address
Wilhelmstraße 11
72074
Tübingen
Tel:
07071 / 29-72555
Fax:
07071 / 29-4259
Email:
zsb@uni-tuebingen.de
Web:
https://www.uni-tuebingen.de/zsb

Graduate contact

Philosophische Fakultät - Institut für die Kulturen des Alten Orients
Address
Schloss Hohentübingen - Burgsteige 11
72070
Tübingen
Tel:
07071 / 2987530
Fax:
07071 / 295056
Email:
s.krekori-vartanian@uni-tuebingen.de

Frau Vartanian