MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMEStarting in an Advanced Academic Semester

The exact nature of the application and admission process for entry to an advanced academic semester in a Master’s degree programme will depend on your chosen subject and your nationality. 

Please find out in advance whether your desired subject is admission restricted beyond the first semester at Heidelberg University. 

Finding your subject


A Master’s degree programme is an additional academic course which is generally undertaken following the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree programme. Other undergraduate courses however, can also prepare students to begin a Master’s-level programme. A Master’s degree programme generally consists in four academic semesters. In some cases, courses may run for a total of two or three semesters. Graduates of a Master’s degree programme will usually receive a Master of Science (M.Sc) or a Master of Arts (M.A).