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Heidelberg University

Communication, Literature and Media in Modern South Asian languages

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Journalism, Global & European Studies, Asian Studies, Communications, Linguistics
English & German
Winter semester: 15 Jun
Summer semester: 15 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Free / 1500€
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a South Asian science subject or an equivalent degree from a humanities degree.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

Above-average grade.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 7
min 95
CEFR German
min B1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Proof of knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, or Tamil within the scope of a four-semester course of study at a domestic or foreign university, for which a standard period of study of at least three academic years is stipulated. Or proof of otherwise acquired language skills at an equivalent language level. In case of doubt, the Admissions Committee can have a placement test carried out. Exempted from providing English tests as proof are the applicants whose mother tongue is English or whose bachelor's degree was obtained from a university in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the British overseas territories, the USA, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Nauru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Applicants whose mother tongue is not German and applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification will be required to provide proof of German language skills.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The application must also be accompanied by:

  1. A transcript of records of the admission-relevant previous course.
  2. A tabular CV of a maximum of three pages.
  3. A motivation letter of at least one and a maximum of two A4 pages, written personally by the applicant, in which the motives for starting the master's program are set out.
  4. An assurance that the applicant has prepared the motivation letter independently and without outside help and has identified the ideas taken from outside sources as such. 

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website