Heidelberg University, Germany

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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.

 

 

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1. Application Requirements...

1. Application Requirements…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

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

Fall semester (early action): ends – December 1

Fall semester: ends – June 1

Spring semester: ends – November 1

Summer semester: ends – April 1

 

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 by 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 Ph.D.)

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

YOUR CV (for masters & PhD)

PORTFOLIO (required for Architecture Applicants)

YOUR THESIS PROPOSAL (for Ph.D.)

LETTER OF INTENT (for Ph.D.)

MASTER THESIS (optional – for Ph.D.)

Proof of how the applicant’s studies will be financed

 

NB: Documents submitted to Heidelberg University will become the 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 recognized institution.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

2. Degree Programs, Tuition Fees & Other Costs...

2. Tuition Fees & Other Costs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

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 a 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 an installment when the time comes.

 

General Cost, Budget & Living Expenses

Studying abroad is Germany is way cheaper than studying in the 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 German universities offer amazing scholarships on tuition to international students to help lower their cost of study.

 

Cost & Budget Estimates for North Cyprus

The budget and living conditions have been explained here in detail – Cost of Study

€1500 Tuition fees — The tuition you pay depends on your course, your study level, and the university you choose.
$50 – $200 Tier Fees Package — You can choose either grace or premium Tier package.
€ 90 (per semester) Books — most courses use online resources, Library is stock with modern books.
€ 165 (per semester) Transportation — Free School Buses around the city, cheap buses between cities
€ 70 – 120 (per month) Budget & Living Expenses — Food, Clothes (most students can live on $200 per month)
€ 220 – 350 (per month) Accommodation — New students are given preference in school-owned dormitories (at least in the first year), group of 2 – 6 students can rent an apartment outside campus, you can rent private dormitories inside or outside campus.
€ 2045 – € 2225 (per year) Total Rough Estimate for a year depending on the course, accommodation, university, and your lifestyle. 

 

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

 

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

3. Scholarship...

3. Scholarship…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Not matter where you wish to travel to, studying abroad is not cheap. In fact, even studying in your own country is not cheap. But if you can afford, it is always advisable to study abroad. Even if you are from a 1st world (advanced country), doing a year or a semester abroad is still very advantageous.

Information on scholarships, in particular on those of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is available with the German diplomatic and consular representations and with German cultural institutions all over the world.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

4. Accommodation...

4. Accommodation…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 
Cost of Heidelberg Accommodation

Average cost of accommodation ranges € 220 – € 350 per month.

 

Accommodation in Heidelberg

Heidelberg University has several documents for international students. There are apartments of various sizes as well as handicapped-accessible apartments. All of the apartments are fully furnished. The dormitories are located on the campus in the direct vicinity of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), several University hospitals and the Max-Planck Institutes for Medical Research and International Law. The institutes in the city center can be reached easily using public transportation.

Below is the list of students dormitories available at the Heidelberg University:

Studentenwerk dormitories

Albertus-Magnus student dormitory

Conrad-Bender-Haus

Protestant student dormitory

Friedrich-Hauss-Studienzentrum student dormitory

Ecumenical student dormitory

Student dormitory Hauhecke

Student dormitory Allianz Ring

Student dormitory Scheerle

Theological student dormitory

Student dormitories of the SRH-Gruppe

Internationales Max-Kade-Haus

 

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

5. Visa, Flight & Travel...

5. Visa, Flight & Travel…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

This is informational guidelines – please check the embassy website or the nearest embassy to you for the most recent details.

 

Country: Germany

Visa Type: Student Visa

Main Airport: Frankfurt airport

Please inform us of your flight ticket date of travel and arrival (3 days before departure) the visa and the date of arrival.

Airlines: KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines

The addresses of German missions around the world can be found here.

 

Visa and Admission

For admission, an international candidate needs to have submitted copies of education documents, passport and legalized translation of all these documents during the application and admission process.

As foreigners would expect, it will also be required by the immigration department that travelers and international students have in their possession of Entry Visa before flying to Germany along with the original invitation and original education documents.

The university will send an official invitation to study at the consular office of the Republic of Germany at the place of residence of a foreign applicant (for visa countries) and a letter to inform the applicant (for visa-free countries).

 

Do You Need a Visa?

 — Travel without Visa — In order to study in Germany, you will need to legalize your stay within its territory. If you are a citizen of a Germany or live in EU and EEA nationals, then travel without visa applies to you. For more information and further clarification, please contact us. In addition, visas are not required for holders of the United Nations “laissez-passer.”

Do not need a visa or residence permit

Students from these areas do not need a visa or residence permit for Germany:
  • EU and EEA (European Economic Area): all EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
  • Switzerland

They receive a “Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung” (freedom of movement certificate) upon registering with the local authorities.

 

Do not need a visa

Students from these areas do not need a visa to enter Germany:
  • Andorra
  • Australia (including the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau)
  • San Marino
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • USA (including the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands)

You will be required to apply for a residence permit upon enrollment.

 

 — Travel with Visa — If you are a non-German citizen, you will need to obtain a student residence permit at a German diplomatic representation in your country in your home country before your arrival in Germany.

These Students need a visa

All other students require a German student visa (issued by a German Embassy or Consulate) before entering Germany. If you are not sure about the process, please contact our International Admission team.

If you come from a country (other than those already mentioned above) whose citizens may enter Germany for short-term stays of no more than 90 days without a visa, you will still need to be in possession of a German student visa to enroll and apply for the residence permit. Please do not enter the country as a tourist, as without a student visa, you will not be enrolled and you will not be able to apply for a student resident permit.

 

What Documents do I need for Visa

You will normally be required to submit the documents listed below. The embassy, however, can ask for additional documents or further clarifications.

Please check your local embassy or consulate for up-to-date details – these are valid for your application.

  • Visa application form (available at the embassy or on the embassy’s website)
  • A valid passport
  • Letter of Admission and letter from the registrar’s office
  • Proof of sufficient funding (see below)
  • Two passport photos (special regulations, please check on the website of the German embassy in your home country)

 

How Long it takes to get a German Visa

You can apply for your student visa at the German mission nearest to you. The addresses of German missions around the world can be found here. You need a student visa to enroll at the IUBH. In accordance with German law, the visa officer must carefully assess your motivation to study in Germany. This means that you must provide all the necessary documents as well as demonstrate your personal commitment and sincerity.

Visa processing may take several months, please make sure you apply well in advance. For more information on visa processing times and documents required, please visit the website of the German embassy in your home country.

Once you receive the student visa and you are successfully enrolled on campus, you will be issued a student resident permit by the Foreign Office in charge.

 

Language and Financial Requirement for Visa

The language of instruction is English. The minimum score required for direct entry into a Bachelor or Master programme is IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 80, PTE 56, Cambridge advanced or equivalent (check HERE for the accepted language certificates). If you are attending the Pathway Programme, an IELTS score of 5.0 is generally sufficient.

Proof of German language skills is normally not required. However, knowing even a bit of German will not only make your daily life in Germany easier but will also increase your career prospects. It is also an important sign of your commitment to study in Germany and may help you in the visa process.

 

How much money do I have to show to get the Visa? How do I open a Blocked Account?

Proof of financial resources is an important condition to get your student visa and your study residence permit.

Under current law regulations in Germany, if you are an international student coming from a non-EU or non-EEA country, then you must prove you have the financial resources (Finanzierungsnachweis) to cover your living expenses in Germany. It is estimated that a normal foreign student in Germany spends around €720 euros per month at a minimum or €8,640 per year. This value sets the minimum amount of money required to be deposited in the blocked account so you can prove your financial means (Finanzierungsnachweis) to get a student visa.

The blocked account is a special type of bank account in Germany created for international students, so they can prove they have the financial resources to live in Germany for one year.

We strongly recommend opening your Blocked Account through our partner Fintiba (www.fintiba.com). Fintiba is officially approved by the German Federal Foreign Office. The whole account opening process is done online – you do not have to print or sign any forms. As the account opening is processed fully online, it will normally only take 2-4 working days to open the blocked account.

You can find detailed instructions and FAQs HERE.

Students programmes: You need to provide proof that you have the financial resources to cover both living costs and tuition fees. If your programme is longer than a year, you may also be asked how you plan to finance your studies and living expenses during the consecutive year.

 

How do I prove my sincere wish to study in Germany?

To prove that you are committed, you need to show a real interest and knowledge about the country, university, and programme. Moreover, your grades must demonstrate your ability to study. 

 

Education Requirements for Student Visa

You apply for a student residence permit from the closest German embassy to you.

  • Once you have your admission letter
  • confirmation letter from the university
  • and has provided documents requested by the embassy.

There is no reason to reject your student residence permit application. In all our dealings, our students have never been rejected visa. But we have heard of a few students (not our own) who were rejected because they didn’t get the documents needed. But when they reapplied, it was granted them.

 

Visa Requirements & Documents

Document language:

All documents executed in a foreign language (except English) shall be accompanied by their translation into English. Translation of all documents must be notarized.

In order to apply for a student visa to study in Germany, you will need to submit several documents. These documents include:

Letter of admission

6 months validity on passport — An International Passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months after the expiry of your visa. N:B: Your passport must have at least two unused pages for entry/departure visa endorsements.

Filled visa application form online or provided by the embassy (varies in each country)

A proof of the visa application fee payment (An original receipt).

Proof of basic educational qualification, etc, diploma, certificate and SSCE (IGCSE/A LEVEL/WAEC/NECO) signed and approved by the ministry of education.

Guarantors letter signed by the sponsor and the student, stating that sponsor will cover all the expenses of the student and the student will never apply to any person or institution (including, university) for financial support or scholarship certified notary public.

Bank statement (maximum 3 months old) — A statement of financial support proving that you have at least € 735 to live on for each month of your stay. This can either be a bank statement, a notarized parental letter or a scholarship certificate.

 

Health Insurance Requirement

International students who study in Germany will need to obtain a doctor’s certificate confirming that they can freely undertake study in the field of their choice.

You will also need to be insured for the duration of your stay in Germany; this is part of your tuition fees.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

6. Work & Study...

6. Work & Study…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

This is the rule for students studying abroad…

Yes, you can work but about 90% of countries don’t give student work permits… However, students can work informally and part-time… But all governments and university do not expect students to depend on their possible employment to pay for their tuition and accommodation…

In fact, it not ever possible for students to study full-time each semester and work as well and yet be able to earn enough for their tuition fees and accommodation… Not possible…

They might be able to depend on their possible work for living expense but never for tuition and accommodation…

They can’t study and still earn enough for those kinds of stuff (unless they have their own businesses).

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.

 

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 by 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.

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.