All international applicants who do not come from English-speaking countries *(see below) must provide objective evidence of English proficiency in order to enroll in academic courses.
To enroll in academic courses a minimum score of one of the following is required:
- TOEFL: 79 (iBT), 550 (TOEFL paper-based), Institutional Code: 1292
- IELTS: 6.5
*(Students exempt from English proficiency proof must be from: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States Territories)
What if my scores are not high enough?
If your scores do not meet the requirements above, you can still be admitted, but you may have to take ESL courses at the Heidelberg English Language Institute. (HELI)
- Exceptions to the rules for the language requirements may occur in specific and circumstantial cases that prove the international student’s English proficiency in other ways.
- Any request to be exempt from the language requirements must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office with supporting documentation. Heidelberg University reserves the right to approve the adequacy of the exemption request.