Faculty of PhilosophyAssyriology – Bachelor 25%

Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University – 17. November 2021

This year, the prospective student information day will consist in a mix of on-campus lectures, online presentations, videos, and podcasts. Learn more about the degree programmes available at Heidelberg University, gain insight into the diverse subjects on offer, and pick up all the important information you need about studying at Heidelberg.
Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University

The Assyriology (Ancient Near East Studies) degree programme focusses on the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Hittite cultures in their entire impressive diversity.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

In the Bachelor’s degree programme, students will learn the fundamentals of the Akkadian language and the highly-complex cuneiform scripts and gain an overview of the history and cultural history of the ancient Near East. In pursuing the degree programme as a minor subject, students are required, within a relatively short period of time, to master the basics of the ancient Near East Akkadian language and to learn the cuneiform script in its various forms. 

Course Structure

This programme may be combined as a 25% minor with a 75% major in another subject.