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Middle Eastern Studies





1 year



This programme covers virtually the entire Middle East region, both in time and geographically. The programme exposes you to research covering the history, literature, languages and politics of the Arab, Persian and Turkish world, with special attention for the field of Islamic law, anthropology, philology and the modern Middle East. The programme offers you great flexibility to create your own specialisation within the field of Middle Eastern Studies.


Positions in the diplomatic service, at policy-making departments in ministries, the education, cultural, tourism or social-cultural sectors, and international organisations.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the specialisation. Specialisation-specific knowledge is also required.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.