Bachelor of Arts Tibetan

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Tibetan offers an immersive and comprehensive education in both the modern and classical aspects of the Tibetan language. From the first semester, students at the Department of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA) engage with both spoken Tibetan and the Tibetan script. By the third semester, they delve into classical written Tibetan, equipping themselves with the skills to read, understand, and reflect on a variety of texts. Beyond language proficiency, the program fosters intercultural competencies, allowing students to explore interdisciplinary topics and develop a nuanced understanding of Tibetan culture and its global significance. This program is designed to prepare students for the diverse and evolving opportunities in the field of Tibetan studies and beyond.


At the heart of the BA in Tibetan is a vibrant and engaging academic community. The IOA organizes excursions and a Tibet colloquium, providing students with the opportunity to interact with scholars and engage in ongoing research projects related to Tibet. These experiences not only enrich academic learning but also offer practical insights into potential career paths. The program must be combined with a second subject, allowing for a tailored and interdisciplinary academic experience. Graduates find themselves well-prepared for careers in intercultural communication, international development, cultural management, tourism, journalism, and academia, with job opportunities significantly influenced by their chosen major. Join us to discover how this unique program can open doors to a world of possibilities.

Admission Requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Tibetan I
  • Tibetan II
  • Tibetan III
  • Classical Tibetan
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Tibetan Culture and Society
  • Research Methods in Oriental Studies
  • Tibetan Literature

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Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates have successfully transitioned into diverse roles that leverage their deep understanding of Tibetan language and culture. For instance, alumni have pursued careers in international development, contributing to projects that enhance cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. Others have taken roles in cultural institutions, helping to preserve and manage global cultural heritage. The demand for professionals with specialized knowledge in Tibetan studies is growing, especially in fields such as peace and conflict research, international education, and policy consulting. Our program’s emphasis on language proficiency and intercultural competence ensures that graduates are well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of the job market.

Visa Requirements:

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