Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University’s twelve faculties, including the two medical faculties in Heidelberg and Mannheim, boast a total enrolment of over 30,000 students. With over 160 study programmes, Heidelberg offers a spectrum of subject combinations nearly unparalleled in Germany. This unique range creates an optimal setting for individualized and interdisciplinary studies.

The Graduate Academy is setting up excellent frameworks for both individual and structured doctoral training at Heidelberg University. As the central coordinating body for all support services related to general advising, professional and academic development and financial assistance for doctoral students, it continues to assure the high standards and quality of doctoral training at the university.

Heidelberg has established three graduate schools in the natural sciences, which are financed the Excellence Initiative, as well as a school in the humanities and social sciences and various DFG Research Training Groups and structured doctoral programmes.

Heidelberg University is committed to providing equal opportunity for men and women, to ensuring the compatibility of professional work and family, and to upholding the principle of diversity and equality both within and outside the bounds of the University.

Occupying a leading position in Germany and in Europe, the University is committed to providing its global competitiveness. It will continue to increase its attractiveness for outstanding international scholars and students.

Tuition Fees Requirements

During Application — Tuition fee is not required.
After Admission / Invitation Letter — Tuition fee is required to be paid directly to university bank account before confirmation for visa is sent.
Before Visa — First semester Tuition fee is required as stated above.
After Arrival — Tuition fee for your second semester can be paid in installment when the time comes.

General Cost, Budget & Living Expenses

Studying abroad is Germany is way cheaper than studying in USA, UK, France, Australia, etc. However, it is still studying abroad and it is more expensive than studying in your home country. When deciding to study abroad, there are many costs students must consider as they make their budgets. These mainly include:

Tuition fees

Visa & Flight

Accommodation

Living Expenses

For some countries, these costs may prove to be very expensive. However, the cost of studying in Germany is very affordable. For international students, tuition fees differ depending on the degree type a student wants to study (e.g. Undergraduate, Masters, etc). And Germanan universities offer amazing scholarships on tuition to international students to help lower their cost of study.

Heidelberg University Tuition Fees

Undergraduates

€ 1500/Sem – American Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Ancient History

€ 1500/Sem – Applied Computer Science

€ 1500/Sem – Assyriology 

€ 1500/Sem – Biochemistry

€ 1500/Sem – Biosciences

€ 1500/Sem – Byzantine Archaeology and Art History

€ 1500/Sem – Chemistry 

€ 1500/Sem – Chinese Studies, 

€ 1500/Sem – East Asian Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Christianity and Culture

€ 1500/Sem – Classical Archaeology

€ 1500/Sem – Classical Philology: Greek Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Classical Philology: Latin Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Comparative German Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Computational Linguistics

€ 1500/Sem – Earth Sciences

€ 1500/Sem – East Asian Art History, see East Asian Studies

€ 1500/Sem – East Asian Studies

€ 1500/Sem – East European and East-Central European Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Economics

€ 1500/Sem – Education Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Egyptology 

€ 1500/Sem – English Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Ethnology

€ 1500/Sem – European Art History (EN)

€ 1500/Sem – Geography 

€ 1500/Sem – German Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Historical Methodology

€ 1500/Sem – History 

€ 1500/Sem – Indology, see also South Asian Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Indology, classical, see Cultural and Religious History of South Asia

€ 1500/Sem – Indology, modern, see Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures

€ 1500/Sem – Interprofessional Healthcare

€ 1500/Sem – Islamic Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Japanese Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Jewish Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Mathematics 

€ 1500/Sem – Medical Informatics

€ 1500/Sem – Molecular Biotechnology

€ 1500/Sem – Music

€ 1500/Sem – Near Eastern Archaeology

€ 1500/Sem – Philosophy

€ 1500/Sem – Physics

€ 1500/Sem – Political Science

€ 1500/Sem – Pre- and Protohistory

€ 1500/Sem – Protestant Theology

€ 1500/Sem – Psychology 

€ 1500/Sem – Public Law

€ 1500/Sem – Religious Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Romance Studies: French

€ 1500/Sem – Romance Studies: Italian

€ 1500/Sem – Romance Studies: Spanish

€ 1500/Sem – Romance Studies: Portuguese

€ 1500/Sem – Semitic Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Slavic Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Sociology 

€ 1500/Sem – South Asian Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Sports Sciences

€ 1500/Sem – Sports and Sports Sciences with a Focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation

€ 1500/Sem – Theology, see Christianity and Culture

€ 1500/Sem – Translation Studies for Information Technologies

€ 1500/Sem – Translation

Master’s Degree Programs

€ 1500/Sem – Ancient History

€ 1500/Sem – Anthropology/Ethnology

€ 1500/Sem – American Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Applied Computer Science

€ 1500/Sem – Art History and Museology (International Master’s Degree)

€ 1500/Sem – Assyriology

€ 1500/Sem – Biochemistry

€ 1500/Sem – Biomedical Engineering

€ 1500/Sem – Byzantine Archaeology and Art History

€ 1500/Sem – Chemistry

€ 1500/Sem – Chinese Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Christianity and Culture

€ 1500/Sem – Classical and Modern Literature

€ 1500/Sem – Classical Archaeology

€ 1500/Sem – Classical Philology, Greek Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Classical Philology, Latin Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Comparative German Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Computational Linguistics

€ 1500/Sem – Computer Engineering

€ 1500/Sem – Conference Interpretation and Translation

€ 1500/Sem – Cultural and Religious History of South Asia

€ 1500/Sem – Development, Environment, Societies, and History in South Asia

€ 1500/Sem – Earth Sciences

€ 1500/Sem – East Asian Art History

€ 1500/Sem – Economics

€ 1500/Sem – Editorial Theory and Textual Criticism

€ 1500/Sem – Education Studies with a Focus on Organisational Development

€ 1500/Sem – Egyptology

€ 1500/Sem – English Studies

€ 1500/Sem – European Art History

€ 1500/Sem – Geoarchaeology

€ 1500/Sem – Geography

€ 1500/Sem – German as a second Language

€ 1500/Sem – German-French Master’s Degree in History

€ 1500/Sem – German Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Global History

€ 1500/Sem – Health and Society in South Asia

€ 1500/Sem – Health Care Research and Implementation Science in Health Care Systems

€ 1500/Sem – History

€ 1500/Sem – Ibero-American Studies. Contact – Theories and Methods

€ 1500/Sem – International Law (in Santiago de Chile)

€ 1500/Sem – International Master in Innovative Medicine

€ 1500/Sem – Italy in Contact – Literature, Arts, Languages, Cultures

€ 1500/Sem – Japanese Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Jewish Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Mathematics

€ 1500/Sem – Medical Informatics

€ 1500/Sem – Medieval Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Modern South Asian Languages and Literature

€ 1500/Sem – Molecular Biosciences

€ 1500/Sem – Molecular Biotechnology

€ 1500/Sem – Musicology

€ 1500/Sem – Near and Middle Eastern Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Near Eastern Archaeology

€ 1500/Sem – Philosophy

€ 1500/Sem – Physics

€ 1500/Sem – Political Science

€ 1500/Sem – Pre- and Protohistory

€ 1500/Sem – Psychology

€ 1500/Sem – Religious Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Romance Studies: French, Italian, Spanish

€ 1500/Sem – Scientific Computing

€ 1500/Sem – Semitic Studies

Slavic and East European Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Sociology

€ 1500/Sem – Sports and Exercise in Childhood and Adolescence

€ 1500/Sem – Theology, see Christianity and Culture

€ 1500/Sem – Transcultural Studies

€ 1500/Sem – Transcultural Studies. Literatures and Language Contacts in the French-speaking World

€ 1500/Sem – Translation Studies (with international option Salamanca/Heidelberg)

€ 1500/Sem – Translational Medical Research

€ 1500/Sem – Governance of Risk and Resources

€ 1500/Sem – Legum Magister (LL.M.) in Law

€ 1500/Sem – Legum Magister (LL.M.) in Corporate Restructuring

€ 1500/Sem – International Health

€ 1500/Sem – Management, Ethics and Innovation in the Non-profit Sector – Diaconal Leadership and Governance

€ 1500/Sem – Medical Biometry / Biostatistics

€ 1500/Sem – Medical Education (Master of Medical Education)

€ 1500/Sem – Protestant Theology

Language of Teaching

Majority of the courses are taught in good English. Some courses taught only in German are marked on the degree programs or tuition fees tabs. Languages on the street are mainly German and English.

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has NO application/enrollment fee.

This university has NO per-semester registration fee.

Application Deadlines

Summer  – 15 November to 15 January 2019

Winter – 15 May to 15 July

Application Documents

With the exception of documents in English or German an officially certified translation of the documents into German or into English must be provided.

Undergraduate

Submit a complete, dated and signed print-out of the application form

Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Proof of how the applicant’s studies will be financed

Letter of motivation (max. two A4 pages) personally written and signed the applicant.

Transfer Students

Official stamped and signed descriptions of courses already taken along with stamped and signed official university Transcript or equivalent 

Must complete a minimum of 2/3 of the Master’s degree credits (credits Earned at other universities.

Postgraduates

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School Transcript or equivalent

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (for masters)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s Transcript or equivalent (for masters)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official Masters degree from an accredited college or university (for PhD)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official master’s Transcript or equivalent (for PhD)

YOUR CV (for masters & PhD)

PORTFOLIO (required for Architecture Applicants)

YOUR THESIS PROPOSAL (for PhD)

LETTER OF INTENT (for PhD)

MASTER THESIS (optional – for PhD)

Proof of how the applicant’s studies will be financed

NB: Documents submitted to Heidelberg University will become property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. Should applications be successful, original copies of documents must be provided at enrolment.

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

If your higher-education entrance qualification is not fully equivalent to the German “Abitur”, you will be required to pass an assessment test. And the university offers preparatory courses for this test.

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

Non-English speaking international students will need to submit an English language proficiency certificate (any of these – IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, IGCSE PTE).

Other Application Details

Proof of German language proficiency (uncertified copy); a prerequisite for sitting the German language test for university admission (Test DSH) at Heidelberg University is written proof of completion  of at least 1,000 – 1,200 hours of German lessons at a recognised institution.