How to Apply

Students must have junior status (or second-semester sophomore standing with strong SAT or ACT scores) and at least four semesters of German, or a high intermediate level of German. While there is no minimum GPA, and all applications are reviewed holistically, the average GPA among recently admitted students has been 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Above all, students must be mature, motivated, and have an earnest motivation to study abroad and improve their German. In the German university system, students enjoy a considerable amount of freedom; therefore, it is expected that students are ready to adjust to the demands of a new and different academic environment.

Consult these instructions to help you with the required application documents and submit the application below. For any questions related to your application, please contact

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American Junior Year at Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462

Once your application materials and references have been received, our program staff will review your application packet. Students will be notified about admittance to the program approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Once you are admitted, the Admitted Students page provides essential information that will help prepare you for your time in Heidelberg.


  • March 1 for the summer program
  • April 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for Spring 2021 (students needing a visa will need to apply by November 1)

If you miss these deadlines, contact the program office about the possibility of submitting a late application.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

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