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Heidelberg University


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economics
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jun/15 Sep
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in economics or a course with an economics subject of at least 50%. In the natural sciences courses in mathematics, physics, computer science, and statistics, a minor in the economics of 35 ECTS points must be proven.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

If the bachelor's degree has not yet been obtained by the end of the application period, a provisional certificate from the university of the achievements made up to that point is sufficient. If admission to the master’s degree in economics is granted, this is subject to the proviso that proof of the bachelor’s degree and related requirements are provided at the time of enrollment (conditional admission). The conditional admission expires if a proof is not provided at the time of enrollment.

GPA (German System) 2.50
GPA Comment

The average or final grade of the first university degree on which the application is based must be at least 2.5. Applicants with an average grade below 2.5 will not be admitted. Waiting semester, internships, prices, etc. are not taken into account in admission. Only the average or final grade of the first university degree on which the application is based is decisivе.

Language Requirements

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

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 6.5
min 230
min 90
min 570
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a language certificate for English from the Central Language Laboratory of Heidelberg University with at least a good result. The evidence should not be older than four years. German language skills are not required. A university entrance qualification acquired in an English-speaking country, a course of study entirely in English, or the writing of the thesis in English can be credited as an equivalent. If you have completed your university-entrance degree in an English speaking country, this is also sufficient.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

For international applicants with an international bachelor's degree:

Please hand in the following documents:

  1. Printout of the application form for admission.
  2. A certified copy of university entrance qualification (e.g. A levels, matriculation certificate, high school diploma etc.).
    1. Foreign documents of international applicants must be submitted in officially certified copies of the original with a translation in English or German.
  3. Certified copies of university transcripts.
  4. If the degree certificate is not available by the end of the application period a provisional transcript from your university with your results to date will be enough, with a certification (by the examination office) that the degree will be completed by the beginning of the semester for which the admission is being requested.
  5. If it is a foreign university transcript, it must be accompanied by a statement explaining the grading system used at that university which will enable the necessary conversion to the equivalent German grade. The statement must indicate the maximum and minimum grades in that system.
  6. (*) A letter of motivation relating your Bachelor’s program with the M.Sc. Economics.
  7. (*) A current CV.

Documents marked (*) are specific to the M.Sc. Economics program application. Please also refer to the list of required documents by the International Office at the course page.

Do not hand in any documents regarding internships, any references or letters of recommendation. GMAT/GRE will not be necessary either. 

Please send the completed and signed application for admission with the stated documents till 15.06.2022 (International Applicants with an International Bachelor's degree) via post to: 

Universität Heidelberg
International Relations Office
Abt. 7.1
Seminarstr. 2
D-69117 Heidelberg

The International relations office will check your application and forward it to the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics.

The date of reception of your applicatiοn is binding.


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Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website