Faculty of PhilosophyAssyriology – Bachelor 50%

Orientation Days at Heidelberg University - 7th June to 25th June 2021

This year, the orientation days will consist in a mix of 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.
Orientation Days 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

During the Bachelor’s degree programme, students will be introduced to the basics of the major ancient Near East languages (Akkadian, Sumerian, and the Hittite language) and the highly-complex cuneiform script. They will also gain an overview of the history and cultural history of the ancient Near East. Students studying Assyriology as a major subject are required, within a relatively short period of time, to learn the basics of at least three ancient Near East languages (Akkadian, Sumerian and the Hittite language) and to learn the cuneiform script in all of its various forms.

Course Structure

This is a major degree programme (50%) in which only Assyriology will be studied. Another major subject of the student’s choice must be selected as the second major subject. In addition, students are required to earn a total of 20 credits in “cross-disciplinary skills” courses (ten credits in each subject).