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Heidelberg University


M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Ethnology
English only
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

Course Description

The language of instruction is English, but a few non-compulsory courses are also offered in German.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Cultural/Social Anthropology, or a degree in a course of studies comparable in topics and theoretical orientation (Sociology, Area Studies, Philosophy, Geography) with at least 70 credit points in Cultural/Social Anthropology.

In the latter case (without a degree in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology), applicants need to submit a letter of motivation, transcripts of their BA studies and a summary of their BA thesis proving their familiarity with anthropological methods and theory. The letter of motivation must convincingly explain the specific motivation to apply for the M.A. Anthropology based upon the applicant’s thematic and regional areas of interest. How do your interests relate to the program’s contents and aims? What study focus would you like to choose and why? In addition, the letter must detail the language and methodological qualifications of the applicant that will equip them for the MA program. How do you want to build on and possibly expand these qualifications in your studies? These documents need to be submitted by Email to the program coordinator before submitting any admission documents. The program coordinator will review the documents and issue an informal permission to start the application process.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 6.5
min 80
min 570
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language skills can also be proven by a certificate of the language center of Heidelberg University with "good" (2.0) or better. Please note that applicants with a degree from a university whose language of instruction is English and who have written their BA thesis in English do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores. The language of instruction is English, but a few non-compulsory courses are also offered in German.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website