German citizensEntrance examination procedure

Formal applications for subjects with entrance examination must be submitted. Regardless of whether or not a degree programme is admission-restricted, the entrance examination procedure indicates the applicant’s suitability for the programme, as well as his or her motivation for study.

Anyone who does not fulfil the minimum requirements to study the given subject, will not be admitted to the degree programme at Heidelberg University. Regardless of their nationality and the university entrance qualification they hold (i.e. German or non-German), all applicants must complete the entrance examination procedure. Applicants may not take part in the entrance examination procedure more than twice. If interviews or tests are held, please inquire about the dates in good time; the invitations are sent out shortly beforehand due to the high number of applicants.

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Further information

Applicants for degree programmes with an entrance examination must submit proof of additional qualifications. Information on the additionally required qualifications can be found in the respective selection regulations/admission regulations or study and examination regulations.
Please read the respective regulations of your desired degree programme carefully before applying online!

Admission and Degree Programme Requirements

All degree programmes at Heidelberg University have specific admission and degree requirements. Depending on the specific nature of your university entrance qualification, there may be restrictions on the range of subjects you will be able to study. In addition to this, there may be subject-specific application and submission deadlines or mandatory aptitude tests. Applicants may also be required to submit additional, specific documents as part of the application procedure for certain degree programmes.