Heidelberg University

South Asian Cultural and Religious History/Classical Indology

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: History, Ancient Studies, Cultural Studies, Language and Literary Studies
English & German
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 South Asian science or an equivalent degree from a humanities degree.

If the degree is not yet available by the end of the application period, a preliminary certificate from the university regarding the achievements so far is sufficient, with the promise that the corresponding course of study is expected to be completed by the start of the semester for which admission is requested 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.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

Above-average degree.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With at least 67.
min 7
min 95
CERF German
min A2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Proof of knowledge of the Sanskrit language to the extent of studying for four semesters at a domestic or foreign university, for which a standard period of study of at least three academic years is stipulated, or the proof of otherwise acquired Sanskrit knowledge at an equivalent language level. The admissions committee can have a placement test carried out in cases of doubt. German language knowledge can also be proven by a German university entrance qualification. You need to provide English language proficiency if your mother tongue is not English or if your bachelor's degree was not obtained from a university in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the British overseas territories, the USA, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Nauru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The admissions committee decides in cases of doubt.

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

  1. Motivation letter of at least one and a maximum of two A4 pages, written personally by the applicant, in which the motives for starting the master's program are set out.
  2. A tabular CV with a maximum of 3 pages.
  3. Transcript of records.
  4. Bachelor's degree certificate.
  5. High school diploma.
  6. English language proficiency (see language requirements).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website