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Supporting documents if applying for a higher semester

The list of subjects defines what Master’s programme has an admission restriction, even in higher semesters.
For applications for a higher semester for a consecutive Master's programme, which is admission-restricted and locally capped in higher semesters, the subsequent documents have to be handed in. International applicants must hand in those documents, even if the Master's programm has only an access restricition in higher semesters.

Please note that all necessary documents have to be handed in within the application period. Documents, which are handed in after the deadline for applications cannot be considered for the application process. Moreover, only documents that are handed in with regular mail can be considered (i.e. documents sent in emails will not be considered).

 

Application documents which must be handed in in any case

  • Application for admission to a master's programme
    • Admission-restricted and locally capped consecutive master's programmes and/or with selection interview during the admission procedure:
      • signed print-out of the PDF file generated at the end of the online application.
        • the application period for the summer semester is from 01.12. to 15.01.
        • the application period for the winter semester is from 01.06. to 15.07.
    • Admission-restricted consecutive master's programmes:
      • for international applicants: fully filled-out and signed form Application for Admission
        • the application period for the summer semester is from 01.12. to 15.01.
        • the application period for the winter semester is from 01.06. to 15.07.
  • All University degree certificates and transcripts, also from Master studies: i.e. official certificates attained at an institution of higher education or a university (colleges, academies etc.) that cover all academic achievements as well as a list of all individual grades achieved each semester or year of study.
    • Degree certificates and transcripts from German universities: copies of those certificates / transcripts
    • Degree certificates and transcripts from foreign universities: officially certified copies or duplicates of those certificates / transcripts. In addition (with the exception of documents in English and German), an officially certified translation of the documents into English or German must be provided. This applies to applicants with German citizenship, too. Further information is given here.
      • A foreign university transcript must be accompanied by a statement explaining the grading system used at that university, which will enable the necessary conversion to the equivalent German grade. The statement must indicate the maximum and minimum grades of the foreign system. Any semester taken at an institution of higher education in Germany must be documented by enrolment certificates (original or officially certified copy).
  • Proof of enrolment for the course for which you are applying, from your last university
  • University Entrance Qualification (e.g. A levels, matriculation certificate, high school diploma etc.):
    • German University Entrance Qualification: copy of the certificate.
    • Foreign University Entrance Qualitfication: officially certified copy or duplicate of the university entrance qualification which is needed for admission to a university in the relevant country of origin (e.g. Baccalauréat, GCE - A & O-Levels, School Leaving Certificate etc.) including a list of the individual grades achieved. In addition (with the exception of documents in German or English), an officially certified translation of the documents into German or English must be provided.
  • If you are transferring to a higher semester of a different course or are transferring from a non-German university, a certificate of recognition of the subjects previously studied
    • Please contact the academic coordinator for the particular Master's programme for this.
    • Please note that the certificate of recognition for a winter semester may be submitted up until 15.08., and for a summer semester by 15.02. (i.e. a month later than the other documents).

 

  • Foreign and stateless applicants (with the exception of those with German University Entrance Qualification): In addition:
    • For master's programmes taught in German: 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.
    • Proof of how the applicant's studies will be financed (this does NOT apply to applicants from EU/EEA countries)
    • Uncertified copy of the applicant's passport (page featuring the passport holder's name in Latin script)
    • 3 international reply coupons (Coupon-Réponse International - not necessary if the mailing address is in Germany)
    • When applicable: Officially certified copy or duplicate of the certificate proving successful completion of the Feststellungsprüfung, including the list of individual grades achieved.
    • When applicable: Officially certified copies or duplicates of certificates for any university admission examinations passed abroad, including the list of individual grades achieved and, where available, the letter of admission from the foreign university. In addition (with the exception of documents in German or English), an officially certified translation of the documents into German must be provided.
  • Applicants with certificates attained at an institution of higher education / a university / high school in Mongolia, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China: In addition: original certificate obtained from the respective Academic Evaluation Centre (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) at a German embassy.

 

Further documents

Please consult the websites of the desired course of study as well as the respective regulations of admission to find out which additional documents are required for the application for admission, e.g.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of language skills
  • Proof of vocational training, work experience or other achievements
  • Summary of thesis submitted for your first degree
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