48 months
59420 USD/year
59420 USD/year
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Majoring in Arabic at Washington University in St. Louis enables you to gain proficiency in the language, study the area's literary and cultural landmarks, and gain familiarity with Near Eastern history and civilizations. 


Arabic alumni have gone on to pursue careers in law, government service, academic research. Studying Arabic is an enriching addition to any field of study, however, an exciting pathway to a variety of global careers.

The Arabic program encourages students to participate in many extracurricular activities.  These activities include exciting events, culturally based celebrations, field trips, movie nights, and language tables! One of the most popular activities, organized and facilitated by Professor Younasse Tarbouni, is the Arabic Calligraphy Workshop.  Students from many disciplines throughout the university participate in this 2-day workshop each year to not only learn more about Arabic and calligraphy, but also to create beautiful works of art!

Study Abroad

As an Arabic major at Washington University in St. Louis, you have several excellent study abroad opportunities from which to choose in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, etc. In these and other Arab countries, there are year-long or semester-long programs that focus on intensive language instruction combined with a selection of Arabic-related course work. Some of the programs feature home-stay with Arab families. You may also apply for summer language study in several Arab countries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginning Arabic
  • Intermediate Arabic
  • Introduction to Islamic Civilization
  • Islam, Culture and Society in West Africa

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • School Report and Official Transcript
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Self-reported or official SAT or ACT scores. See our one-year test optional policy for applicants in 2021.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test for students whose first language is not English
  • Portfolio (required for students applying to the College of Art, strongly encouraged for students applying to the College of Architecture.) The portfolio should be submitted using SlideRoom. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59420 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    59420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59420 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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