Communication and Society in Ibero-America
- Winter semester
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Five Reasons to choose this Master's Program
Special Program Features
Be part of the renowned Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies
The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) is a central research institution at Heidelberg University and has the goal to create a close collaboration between research and teaching related to Ibero-America. It cooperates with the Heidelberg Center Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile and has a strong network and with university partners across Ibero-America.
Enjoy the beautiful and charming city of Heidelberg
Heidelberg is the town on the Neckar river with a castle, old buildings, and charming parks. A vibrant and also modern city that attracts thousands of students every year to the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg University.
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The application requirements for the study program in “Communication and Society in Ibero-America” are:
Previous degree (or equivalent) in:
- Social sciences
Min ECTS required:
The previous degree must have a relevant subject content of at least 50% or 74 credit points.
If the degree has not yet been awarded by the end of the application period, a provisional certificate from the university containing the achievements up to that point with the assurance that the relevant studies are planned to be completed by the the beginning of the semester for which admission is applied for is sufficient. In these cases, the applicant's average grade is taken into account in the admission procedure, which is determined on the basis of his/her previous examination results.
When evaluating whether the result is above-average, the following can be taken into account
- final grades of prior university courses,
- subject-specific individual grades from preceding university studies, which can provide information about the aptitude for the intended study program,
- proof of the applicant's subject classification within the university in the final examination which is a prerequisite for admission to this Master's program (ranking).
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Specification: Grade B2 (Nivel Avanzado)
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Application Procedure & Selection
Transcript of records of the achievements in the first University-Level Degree (including the topic and - if already available - the grade of the Bachelor's thesis).
You must also send proof of proficiency in Spanish (see language requirements).
A letter of motivation in English or Spanish, personally written by the applicant, of at least one and no more than two DIN A4 pages, in which the applicant explains his/her reasons for applying for the aforementioned Master's program as well as the desired focus and thus justifies his/her application for the Master's program.
Heidelberg University may require that the notarized original documents on which the admission decision is based should be presented at the time of enrollment.
Additional documents for international students required by Heidelberg University:
- Statement about ongoing examinations.
- Certification of financial support (only for non-EU/EEA applicants).
For international students.
For international students.
To apply for the master’s program, applicants must send the application documents specifically required for the master’s program as well as the general documents required by Heidelberg University via email to the HCIAS program coordinator at:
and additionally in print by regular mail to the University’s International Relations Office:
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