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BA Spring Middle East Studies programme

Are you interested in the modern Middle East and would you like to dive into the fascinating culture?

In spring 2024, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo offers a semester ‘Middle East Studies’ for bachelor and master students from the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

MA students can apply for the programme with permission from their departments and with different assessment criteria.

Programme description

This interdisciplinary semester programme will transform you from someone with a mere interest in the Middle East into a specialist of the region. The programme consists of 15 ECTS of content courses and 15 ECTS of Arabic language acquisition (with courses at both the beginning and more advanced levels).

The 2024 spring semester is from 4 February - 6 June 2024.

For further details please check the programme outline.

Semester Dates

(4 February – 6 June 2024)

4 Feb: Orientation Day

5 Feb: Classes begin

3-7 March: Alexandria trip

10 March: Classes recommence

31 March -4 April: Mid-term exams


14 April: Classes recommence


12 May: Classes recommence

26-31 May: STUVAC

2-6 June: Final exams


All the courses included in this BA programme have been approved by the Board of Examiners and the Programme Committee of Leiden University.

  • Development and Egypt
  • Gender in Egypt
  • Contextualizing Contemporary Egypt
  • Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
  • Modern Standard Arabic

If you have any questions have a look at FAQ, you may find your answer there!

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