MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMEStarting your Degree Course in the First Academic Semester

The application and admission procedures for a Master's degree programme differ depending on the subject and the respective prerequisites of the applicants.

The application is made online via the heiCO portal of Heidelberg University - regardless of nationality and intended degree programme. There are currently still a few exceptions to this rule.
Our Study Programme Finder will tell you which application and admission procedure your desired subject is assigned to. The Study Programme Finder also offers you the opportunity to obtain information on admission that is tailored to your application profile and specific to your subject.

Study Programme Finder



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).