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MAS Newsletter 2/2017: A New Research Program and Many New Faces

This edition features our Commencement 2017 and an introduction and welcome of our visiting scholar James Strasburg. We also report about the HCA’s newest research program, the Graduiertenkolleg “Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History and Politics,” which was approved late last year by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


American Studies

Der Fachrat ist die fachbezogene Zusammenkunft von Studierenden, akademischen Mitarbeitern und Hochschulprofessoren eines Instituts der Universität.

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Fees, Visa, & Housing

Under state law, there are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union enrolled in any consecutive M.A. program at Heidelberg University.

For non-EU citizens, tuition is 1,500 EUR per semester, due prior to the beginning of each semester (July 15 / February 15). A limited number of tuition fee scholarships are available. To apply for one of these scholarships, please send an email to mas@hca.uni-heidelberg.de indicating your interest and providing a brief explanation of why you need the scholarship.

Irrespective of any tuition, Heidelberg University currently charges the following administration fees: 70 EUR for general administration; 7.50 EUR for the constituted student body; a social service contribution of 49 EUR; and a contribution for the complementary financing of the regional transit pass (Semesterticket) of 25.80 EUR per semester. The total amount of 152.30 EUR is to be paid upon registration and with each re-registration.

All nonimmigrant visitors are required to have a valid visa in their passports to be allowed to study in Germany. We advise you to contact the German embassy as soon as you get our letter of admission. Please note that the application process for a visa can take weeks (occasionally months) due to the fact that the representative German authorities must contact the authorities in Heidelberg for final approval.

  • In order to obtain a visa for studying in Germany, it is necessary to present your letter of admission issued by the University of Heidelberg to the proper representative authorities.
  • An overview of the most important German visa and entrance regulations can be found on the website of Heidelberg University.
  • For general information about getting a visa please refer to the Federal Foreign Office website.
  • However, we recommend to verify the visa regulations pertaining to your specific case with the German consulate or embassy in your home country.

As soon as you get your letter of admission you should think about where to live in Heidelberg.

The Studierendenwerk Heidelberg offers many rooms in residence halls on and off campus. Here you will find detailed information on residence halls and how to apply for housing.

In addition there are numerous private and religious agencies, which offer rooms in residence halls. 

If you are looking for a room or apartment on the private housing market, you can search through various online platforms, only to name a few: 

The University offers a compilation of Heidelberg´s most popular private housing websites.


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