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MASNEWS 1/2018: A Heartfelt Farewell and a Wholehearted Welcome

This edition of the newsletter is remarkable as it reports a considerable change at the HCA. Founding Director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Detlef Junker has retired after 15 years at the head of the HCA, and I am honored to follow in his footsteps. It is my pleasure as his successor to present this first newsletter of the year. In the following pages you will find Prof. Junker’s farewell speech and a short interview with him in which he looks back on his successful tenure at the HCA.

We report about the excursion of our MAS class of 2019 to the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and give the floor to two of our alumnae: Cen Jiang and Fei Ye tell us where their professional lives have led them after graduating from the MAS.


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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