Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Central Asian Seminar



What do we understand Central Asia to comprise?

  • The centre of the Eurasian continent; Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Afghanistan, and the CIS-states (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan).


What does the Central Asia Seminar have to offer?

  • Programmes of study at Bachelor, Masters and PhD level.
  • Language courses in Dari/Persian, Mongolian, Pashto, Tajik, Tibetan, Uighur and Uzbek—offered as intensive courses on occasion.
  • Employment prospects as part of research projects.
  • Guest fellowships for visiting academics from around the world.
  • Access to archives and special collections.
  • Up-to-date and reliable information for media and further education.


What can you study at the Central Asia Seminar?

  • BA  in Area Studies of Asia/Africa (with emphasis on Central Asia).
  • MA in Central Asian Studies.
  • PhD in Central Asian Studies.


Which topics are researched at the Central Asia Seminar?

  • Sociology and cultural history.
  • Languages and literatures.
  • Topics pertaining to Ethnology and Religious Studies.
  • The recent history of Central Asia, with regards to its relations to the surrounding areas.