Welcome to the website of the Institute of German as a Foreign Language Philology. We appreciate your interest.
Our study programs
The Institute of German as a Foreign Language Philology, which forms part of the Faculty of Modern Languages of the University of Heidelberg, offers a Bachelor’s (BA) and a Master’s (MA) program in “German Studies in Cultural Comparison” (Germanistik im Kulturvergleich) as well as a Master’s (MA) program in “German as a Second Language” (Deutsch als Zweitsprache).
The BA program comprises approximately 6 semesters and concludes with a Bachelor’s thesis and an oral examination, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Both MA programs build on an undergraduate degree. Our MA programs cover approximately 4 semesters and conclude each with a Master’s thesis and an oral examination, leading to a Master of Arts degree.
In addition, we offer a certified short-term program (Zertifikat) which comprises two semesters for short-term students and students on European exchange programs (ERASMUS / SOKRATES).
Short-term students and students on European exchange programs (ERASMUS / SOKRATES) can also acquire credits in the context of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).
For a more detailled description of our study programs please visit Studiengänge (Ger).
The minimum entrance requirement to our BA and MA programs is a pass in the university language proficiency examination (Deutsche Sprachpruefung fuer den Hochschulzugang / DSH) with a result of at least 78%. Intensive language courses which help students prepare for this exam are offered at the Kolleg fuer deutsche Sprache und Kultur des Internationalen Studienzentrums der Universitaet Heidelberg (ISZ).
- BA program: January 15th (for summer semester) and July 15th (for winter semester);
- MA programs: November 15th (for summer semester) and June 15th (for winter semester).
If you are interested in our research projects please visit Forschung (Ger).
Institut fuer Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel.: 0 62 21 / 54 75 45
Fax: 0 62 21 / 54 76 97