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Questions about the degree programme

Is this the right degree programme for me?

This Master’s degree programme is aimed at enabling graduates in the humanities or cultural studies to develop an independent research profile in the field of cultural heritage. Students from other disciplines will gain key competencies in the arts and humanities.
On the one hand, the programme lays emphasis on academic research, and students need to be interested in conducting research in the field of cultural heritage and the protection of cultural property. At the same time, there is a strong focus on practice and  students will undertake projects aimed at promoting knowledge transfer in the public space. Making oral presentations, writing essays and reading a wide range of texts will be expected in almost all courses.

How long does the MA programme in Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property last?

The degree programme covers two year (four semesters) during which students must earn a total of 120 credit points.

When does the MA programme in Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property begin?

The degree programme begins only in the winter semester. You cannot begin in the summer semester.

Is there a part-time option?

Yes.

Can I choose a second main or subsidiary subject in addition to Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property?

No. The MA in Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property is a 100% degree programme.

Can I choose Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property as a subsidiary subject?

No. The MA in Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property is a 100% degree programme.

Will I have to pay fees?

All students must pay a contribution to the university’s administrative expenses, currently amounting to 171.75 euros per semester. In addition, as from the winter semester 2017/18, international students from non-EU- or non-EEA countries who are registered for undergraduate degree programmes or consecutive Master’s degree programmes at universities in Baden-Württemberg must pay tuition fees. All German and international students taking a second degree must also pay tuition fees.

Are scholarships offered?

No. We are unfortunately unable to offer scholarships. However, the University of Heidelberg has put together a comprehensive list of external bodies that offer scholarships, which can be seen here.

 

Entrance requirements and application procedure

Am I entitled to apply for the MA in Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property?

You can apply for a place in this MA programme if you have a BA in an appropriate subject in the humanities, cultural studies or social sciences, providing you can meet the formal admission and language requirements (see details here).

What are the prerequisites for admission to this programme?

You will find a detailed list of the admission requirements here. For the admission procedure we kindly ask you for

  •     general university entrance qualification
  •     a good BA degree in humanities, cultural studies or social science, or an equivalent discipline
  •     English language skills corresponding to level C1

In addition, it is also helpful when sending us your curriculum vitae and a short letter of motivation (max. one page).

I am an international candidate. How can I apply for this MA programme?

All international candidates must send their application documents by post to the International Relations Office (IRO) of the University of Heidelberg. The deadline by which applications must be received by the IRO is June 15th in any year. If you obtained your BA in Germany, your application must be submitted by mid-September.

I am a German candidate. How can I apply for this MA programme?

There is no official deadline for German candidates (apart from the university’s deadline for registration). However, in order to ensure timely registration, your application should reach us by the beginning of September at the latest. German citizens can send their applicaiton directly to the programme coordinator.

What documents must I submit with my application?

You can find a list of the required documents here.

PLEASE NOTE: All official documents must be translated into either German or English.

I am an international candidate. To what address should I send my documents?

Please send your application and all documents in a single envelope to the following address:

Universität Heidelberg
Büro für Internationale Beziehungen
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to post your application in good time! Applications that arrive after June 15th will be automatically rejected.

I am a German candidate. Who should I send my documents to?

We also accept electronic applications. Please send your application documents to the programme coordinator.

I have not yet completed all the requirements for my BA / not yet received my degree certificate. What should I do?

If you have not yet completed your degree, or not yet received your degree certificate, you must submit an official letter from your university showing your current average grade, and confirming that you are expected to complete your degree before the beginning of the winter semester in Heidelberg (bear in mind that you will need to submit your degree certificate when registering at the University of Heidelberg).

How can I prove that I have a good knowledge of English?

You don’t need to prove that you have a good knowledge of English if: a) English is your mother tongue, or b) you obtained your BA at a university in an English-speaking country. In all other cases, you must submit one of the certificates shown here.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept certificates that are older than two years.

Do I need to provide references?

No. You do not need to provide letters of recommendation, and the admissions office will not take such recommendations into account.

Can I apply even if I cannot meet all the requirements?

If you cannot meet all the formal admission requirements, you may still submit an application but please understand that your chances of being admitted are low.

When should I submit my application? Is there a starting date for the submission of applications?

We recommend that you send your application in March or April (remember to take into account the speed of your postal services). You can send ít earlier but this will not have any influence on the processing or the result of your application.

 

After application

I am an international student. Will I be notified when my application has been received?

No. The International Office does not acknowledge receipt of applications. If you want to be sure that your application has arrived at the University of Heidelberg, you should use a shipment tracking service.

When will I know the result of my application?

After the end of the application period, it normally takes between six and eight weeks (depending on the number of applicants) for all applications to be processd by the International Office and assessed by the admissions committee for the MA in Cultural Heritage and the Protection of Cultural Property.

How will I be informed about the result of my application?

All international applicants who have not been rejected by the International Office will be informed of the result by the programme coordinator informally by e-mail.
The official notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by post by the International Office. Please note that this official notice of admission is the only legal document that will entitle you to enrol at the University of Heidelberg.
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