Heidelberg University

Computational Linguistics

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Computer Science, Language and Literary Studies, Mathematics
English only
Summer semester:  15 Nov
Winter semester:  15 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Free / €1500
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computational linguistics (at least 50% of which is at least 50% specialized).

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

If the degree is not yet available by the end of the application period, a preliminary certificate from the university of the achievements so far is sufficient with the promise that the corresponding course of study is expected to be completed by the beginning of the semester for which the application for admission will be completed. The applicant takes part in the admission procedure with an average grade, which is determined on the basis of his previous examinations; the result of the degree is then ignored. The admission expires if the proof is not given in time.

Work Experience

Special professional suitability, proven e.g. through BA work, vocational training, a professional practice or other services that can provide information about the suitability for the chosen course.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester: May 01 (EU)May 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester: October 01 (EU)October 01 (Non EU)

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The application must be accompanied by:

  1. If the degree is a bachelor's degree, a transcript of records of the achievements in this degree.
  2. A tabular curriculum vitae (in German or English) of at least two and a maximum of three A4 pages.
  3. A motivation letter, written personally by the applicant, of at least one and a maximum of two A4 pages, in which the motives for starting the master's program are set out.
  4. A summary of questions and results of the BA thesis or the equivalent final thesis or comparable scientific paper, which provides information about the suitability of the applicant for independent scientific work, on at least one A4 page.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website