LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF AN ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
Students may be required to demonstrate proficiency in one or more foreign languages as part of their application and enrolment for an academic programme, or if they wish to spend a period abroad. If prospective students are unable to demonstrate sufficient language proficiency in either modern or classical languages, they will have multiple opportunities to gain the required language skills during their academic programme at Heidelberg. This is generally the case for undergraduate programmes.
DO I NEED TO KNOW ANY FOREIGN LANGUAGES?
Many degree programmes require that you have some level of proficiency in modern and classical languages in order to enrol for the course. If applicants are not sufficiently proficient in the required languages at the time of enrolment, they are able to acquire the necessary language skills during the course of their studies.
Information on whether you require foreign language skills for a degree programme, and what level of proficiency is required, can be found in the respective examination rules and regulations. The examination and degree programme rules and regulations can be found in our download centre. For further specific information, students should contact the academic advisory services.
Academic Advisory Services
Academic advisory services are available to students throughout the duration of their studies. Students are able to contact the academic advisory services with any questions they might have relating to their subject and course of studies. The team are able to help with a range of questions including which courses you are required to complete and how you might build these into your timetable, or whether you can receive credits for existing language skills.
The Central Language Centre (Zentrales Sprachlabor, ZSL) gives students the opportunity to refresh their skills and knowledge in a range of modern foreign languages.
Learn languages through the tandem programme
The tandem programme is aimed at students of Heidelberg University who are looking to improve their language proficiency with the help of a native speaker.