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Heidelberg University

Computatiοnal Linguistiсs

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Computer Science, Language and Literary Studies, Mathematics, Linguistics, Computing, Computational Linguistics
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jun/15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Nov/15 Feb
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 subject with at least 50% in computational linguistics. In cases of a joint degree in two or more subjects, computational linguistics has to account for at least 50% of the degree program.

If your degree has not been finalized yet, your application can be processed if you provide a statement by your university that details your completed courses and marks and confirms that you are expected to finish your degree by the start of the master's prοgram.

GPA (German System) 2.00
GPA Comment

You must have achieved a mark of 2,0 (German universities) or the ECTS Grade B "Very good" or bettеr.

Language Requirements

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

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

Additional information:
If you are not a native English speaker, you have to provide proof of English language proficiency. You can prove this, for example, via school certificates, language courses on the UNIcert level, or an English BA-thesis.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

You need to submit the following documents:

  1. Notarized copy of the university entrance qualification
  2. Copy of a bachelor's degree (see the previous degree field).
  3. Transcript of records of the bachelor's degree.
  4. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English (see language requirements).
  5. CV (2-3 A4 pages, in German or English).
  6. Letter of motivation (German or English), in which you detail why you apply for the program (2-3 pages).
  7. Affirmation that you wrote the letter of motivation yourself without help and that all sources are referenced.
  8. summary of your bachelor thesis (main hypothesis, research questions, and results) of at least 1 A4 page.
  9. A signed affirmation whether you have lost the right to examination in a master's degree in Computational Linguistics (or equivalent) in a German or international university or whether you are currently in examination in such a prοgram.


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Further Information

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