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All degree programs at the Institute of Political Science have admission requirements.

You can find more information about the respective application procedures and requirements below.




Political Science as a major can be combined with minor degree programs with a relative weight of 75% or 50%. The minor comprises 25% of the entire Bachelor’s degree program. Both the major and the minor can be combined with any other subject offered in the corresponding relative weight.
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science begins each year in the winter semester. Prospective students can apply online via the campus-management system heiCO – Heidelberg Campus Online.

Current information about the online application process and enrollment

Application deadlines

Enrollment deadlines

More information about Political Science

The legal basis for admissions decisions is the admissions statute. This document contains department-specific procedures and criteria for admissions. The procedure is based on a point system. For this reason, it is not possible to derive the grade point average needed for admission, as many aspects factor into the admissions process. The number of points required for admission further depends on the quality and quantity of applications.

Admissions statement  – Heidelberg University – Bachelor’s Program in Political Science – 21 May 2007 and 4 October 2016 (German only)


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