Heidelberg University

Health Services Research and Implementation Science in Health Systems

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Health and Nursing Sciences
English & German
Winter semester:  15 May
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 (or equivalent) with a focus on interprofessional health care, health science, therapeutic science, midwifery science, nursing science, health management or in the medical degree program or in a course with essentially the same content.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants must also prove competencies in empirical working methods, the proof of which was obtained by attending courses in the amount of at least 6 ECTS.

If the certificate of the bachelor's degree is not yet available due to the lack of individual exams and due to the course of the course so far, in particular the previous exams of the applicant, it is to be expected that he will complete the bachelor's degree will finish with an above-average result in good time before the start of the master’s course in health care research and implementation science in health care, an average grade can be taken into account when deciding on the selection, which will be determined on the basis of previous examinations. The applicant only takes part in the selection process with the determined average grade of his previous examinations.

GPA Comment

Above-average degree.

Language Requirements

Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Languages of instruction are German and English, solid language skills in both languages are mandatory. No more information provided regarding the English and German language skills.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester: April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

The required application documents include:

  1. University certificates.
  2. Transcript of records including identification of the previous average grade.
  3. CV in tabular form (max. 2 pages) including details of non-university services such as training in health professions, stays abroad, knowledge of foreign languages, research activities, and research stays at scientific institutions, managerial experience, social engagement, internships and prices.
  4. Letter of motivation (1 page), taking into account:
    1. Previous career including health science references.
    2. Motives for choosing the course.
    3. The desired field of activity after graduation.
  5. Evidence of empirical research methods - if this is not clearly stated in the transcript of records, please enclose appropriate evidence, e.g. an extract from the module manual or separate confirmation.
  6. Proof of DHS exam (only applies to international applicants).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website