Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Prospective Students

Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming a student at the Institute for Asian and African Studies


Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs bring together students from Germany and the rest of the world. There is also an interdisciplinary mix at the IAAW, as students come from different academic backgrounds.

We promote intercultural learning and encourage students to share, question and debate relevant issues of Asia and Africa today. In an increasingly international environment, we help them gain the knowledge and skills needed for their professional or academic careers and become global citizens with a sense of responsibility. We invite upcoming and renowned researchers from all over the world to join conferences and workshops, do research or teach at the IAAW. There are opportunities for inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary cooperation with other departments at Humboldt-Universität and professionals in the field.


The IAAW offers one transregional and interdisciplinary BA degree program (starting now: BA plus). Starting with the winter term 2013/14, we offer two international master's degree programs and three in-house master's degree programs.


More detailed information for becoming a student at our institute, please visit the website of Humboldt University: