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, highly motivated with a solid foundation in German, and an earnest motivation to study abroad. In the German university system, students enjoy a considerable amount of freedom; therefore, it is expected that students come with a readiness to adjust to the demands of a new and different academic environment.

Use these instructions to help you with the required application documents and submit the application below. Refer questions to

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Send completed application by fax to 419-448-2217 or mail to:
American Junior Year at Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462

Once the application and references have been received, the staff can begin consideration of the application. Students will be notified about admittance to the program approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Once you are admitted, the Admitted Students page has the information you need to prepare for your time in Heidelberg.

AJY application deadlines:

  • March 1 for the summer program
  • April 1 for the fall semester
  • October 1 for the spring semester

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

Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

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