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Languages at the UvA

Arabic at the UvA

The University of Amsterdam offers a range of programmes and electives on Arabic language and culture. You can develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Egyptian Arabic as well as Modern Standard Arabic and explore the cultures and societies of the contemporary Middle East.

Bachelor's programme

Bachelor's Midden-Oostenstudies: Arabische taal en cultuur (taught in Dutch)


You can choose to do a minor in Middle Eastern Studies or take elective language acquisition courses to learn Arabic at the UvA.


Minor Middle Eastern Studies

Language acquisition courses

  • Arabic 1a, 1b, 2
  • Taalvaardigheid Arabisch 1 - 4

Please visit the UvA Course Catalogue for a detailed overview of our modules: