Application Procedure

Important update for the 2020 Application Period due to COVID-19

Please read these instructions carefully and follow them closely to ensure a complete, valid, and timely application submission.  Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.  All application documents must be received by July 15. 

STEP 1: Apply to Studienkolleg Konstanz

Applies only to applicants with a non-German Bachelor’s Degree

Recommended Deadline: June 1

Before applying to Heilbronn University, non-German Bachelor degrees need to be declared equivalent to a German first degree. More information about the recognition of foreign degrees is available here.

It is possible to have your Studienkolleg certificate sent directly to Heilbronn University. To do so, you must contact Studienkolleg Konstanz with a written request that a certificate be sent to Heilbronn University. Contact information for Studienkolleg Konstanz can be found on their website. You should request that the certificate be sent to the following address:

Heilbronn University
Registration Office
Max-Planck-Straße 39
74081 Heilbronn, Germany

STEP 2: Apply to Heilbronn University

Applies to all applicants

Deadline: July 15 – NO EXCEPTIONS

All applicants must complete the following steps to apply to Heilbronn University

1. Complete the Master Programme Application Form on the Heilbronn University website.

After completing and submitting the online form, you must print and sign the document. This signed document must be sent with your other application documents.

2. Prepare the remaining documents that will complete your application.

Unless specifically noted, the documents below are required for your application. For the application process, simple copies of the required documents are sufficient. In case of admission, students have to present either the original documents or certified true copies of the required documents when getting enrolled. Sworn translations are necessary if the original documents are not issued in German or English.

  • Signed Master Programme Application Form (see above)
  • General Certificate of Education or other school leaving certificate (high school diploma)
  • First Degree Certificate relevant to this application and Transcript of Academic Record (Bachelors degree)
  • TOEFL or IELTS or CAE certificate (Not applicable to native English speakers - A native speaker is considered to be someone who was raised in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, USA)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation (approximately 2 pages in English language)
  • In case of a Non-German first degree: Studienkolleg Certificate
  • Certificate confirming your study/internship abroad (if you claim to have this experience)
  • Testimonial confirming your relevant work experience after first degree (if you claim to have work experience)

3. Send all required documents to Heilbronn University by July 15, 2020.

If you are currently in Germany, all documents must be mailed in hard copy by post to:

Registrar´s Office
Andrea Dänner
Max-Planck-Straße 39
74081 Heilbronn

If you are submitting your application from outside of Germany, you may email all of your documents to:

Ms. Andrea Dänner
Phone: +49 7131 504 6739

Documents sent to any other location or e-mail address OR received after the deadline will not be considered.

For more information on the application process and administration, please see here.

Download the list of application documents here.

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