Master’s degree seeking applicants
Applicants which like to join a Master programme of Heilbronn University will have to satisfy the following entry requirements:
- university entrance qualification (Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or international equivalent, e.g. high school leaving certificate)
- first / undergraduate university degree (Bachelor, Diplom) in a subject area related to that of the master program you are intending to apply for
- excellent English and / or German language skills
The application for one of our Master programmes has to be in writing using the appropriate application form of the selected Master programme. Please send it directly to the registration office in question. The correct address is printed on the application form. The official application forms can be obtained from the relevant contact persons for the Master programme in question.
Before doing the online application please read the guidelines for the application process that will help you to manage the online application:
- 15th July for the winter term
- 15th January for the summer term
Some Master programmes only starts once a year – please check before applying.
Your completed application must arrive at the University not later than the mentioned deadlines.
Please note that, for reasons of data protection, we are not able to give any information over the telephone about the status of your application.
Applications which are submitted after the deadline, or which are incomplete, will not be considered.
If there are more applicants than available study places, the places will be awarded in accordance with a ranking which is the result of a selection process. This selection process is based on the application materials submitted by the applicants. It varies from one Master programme to the next.
Heilbronn University will issue a letter of admission (Zulassungsbescheid) to all applicant who have submitted their applications within the deadline, who have satisfied the entry requirements and who have been awarded a study place as a result of the selection procedure.
All applicants who have received such an offer have to accept it in writing within a ten-day deadline otherwise their right to join their chosen study programme will lapse!
Applicants with a first degree from a non-German institute must prove, before applying to Heilbronn University, that their Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a German first degree. This means you have to apply twice – once at the Studienkolleg Konstanz and once at our university. In order to have your qualifications validated, please contact the Studienkolleg – Center for International Students in Konstanz.
TheCenter for International Students will assess your Bachelor's degree and decide if it meets the requirements for entering a Master's degree programme in Germany
All relevant information you may find on the website of the Center for International Students
Center for International Students
The Center for International Students will confirm recognition with a paper of validation which must be sent together with the appropriate application to the university. Please note that the processing time is approx. 4 weeks.
Your application can only be considered if all required documents (including the certification of the Studienkolleg Konstanz) reached Heilbronn University on the due date (January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester). Please note that theses are cut-off periods.
German language requirementsMost of the Master’s degree programmes at Heilbronn University are taught primarily in German. Degree-seeking students must provide evidence of proficiency in German*, by means of either
- DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang / German Language Examination for Academic Purposes) - DSH-2 or DSH-3 are required for admission to Heilbronn University, or
- TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Test in German as a Foreign Language) - The average result must be at least TDN 4.
*exempt: M.A. International Business & Intercultural Management, M.A. International Tourism Management, M.Sc. Software Engineering and Management
Applicants with a first degree from a non-German institute must prove, before applying to Heilbronn University, that their Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a German first degree. This means you have to apply twice – once at uni-assist and once at our university. In order to have your qualifications validated, please contact uni-assist.
uni-assist will assess your Bachelor`s degree and decide if it meets the requirements for entering a Master`s degree programme in Germany.
All relevant information you will find on the website of uni-assist
Please note that the processing time is 3 – 4 weeks. Your application can only be considered if all required documents (including the certification of uni-assist) reached Heilbronn University on the due date (January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester). Please note that theses are cut-off periods.
English language requirements
Please check the entry requirements of the chosen Master programme on their own website.
Applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia have to submit the certificate of APS ("Akademische Prüfstelle") as well.