International Admission Requirements

International students are a critical part of our academic community. The admission process helps us get to know you so we can provide you with a great educational experience.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall early action: December 1
  • Fall semester: June 1 
  • Spring semester: November 1
  • Summer semester: April 1

Undergraduate Admission

To be considered for admission, please submit the following: 

  • Online application online or through the CommonApp
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your secondary school (high school) records
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • ACT/SAT test scores (optional)
  • Personal statement and recommendation letters (optional)

Students transferring from another university will need to provide their official university records. 

  • From U.S. schools, the transcript must be an official copy mailed to Heidelberg directly, or delivered in a sealed envelope. 
  • From schools outside the U.S., students must submit their records to a NACES-approved credential evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation. 

Undergraduate Admission Process

After applying and submitting the required documents, students will receive their admission decision typically within one week. The steps below represent the normal sequence students follow from the point of admission through their enrollment at Heidelberg. Our international admission office will help you every step of the way!

  1. Apply for need-based aid through Heidelberg’s International Student Financial Aid application
  2. Receive Tuition Payment Plan outlining the costs to attend Heidelberg
  3. Submit $250 enrollment fee to confirm intention to enroll at Heidelberg (suggested by May 1st for fall semester enrollment)
  4. Submit the Affidavit of Financial Support form and evidence of financial support
  5. Order shipping of student’s form I-20/DS-2019 package through eShipGlobal
  6. Receive I-20/DS-2019, pay your SEVIS fee, and schedule visa interview appointment
  7. Notify Heidelberg when you obtain your U.S. visa by scanning a copy of the visa to international@heidelberg.edu

*Undergraduate transfer students from a U.S. institution may not need to complete all of the above steps, but will need to complete the Transfer In form with the assistance of your International Student Advisor at your current school.

Graduate Admission

To be considered for admission, please submit the following: 

  • Online application through Heidelberg website
  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Goal statement (specific to each graduate program)
  • Letters of recommendation
    • 3 letters of recommendation are required for applicants to the Master of Arts in Counseling program; this is not required for MBA applicants
  • Official university records
    • From U.S. schools, the transcript must be an official copy mailed to Heidelberg directly, or delivered in a sealed envelope. 
    • From schools outside the U.S., students must submit their records to a NACES-approved credential evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation.

Graduate Admission Process

After applying and submitting the required documents, students will receive their admission decision typically within 1-2 weeks. Then, the steps below represent the normal sequence students follow from the point of admission through their enrollment at Heidelberg. Our international admission office will help you every step of the way!

  1. Receive Tuition Payment Plan outlining the costs to attend Heidelberg
  2. Submit the Affidavit of Financial Support form and evidence of financial support
  3. Order shipping of student’s I-20 or DS-2019 package through eShipGlobal
  4. Receive I-20/DS-2019, pay your SEVIS fee, and schedule visa interview appointment
  5. Notify Heidelberg when you obtain your U.S. visa by scanning a copy of the visa to international@heidelberg.edu

*Graduate transfer students from a U.S. institution may not need to complete all of the above steps, but will need to complete the Transfer In form with the assistance of the International Student Advisor at your current school.

Exchange Students

Students from the following universities will work with their respective advisors to complete the International Exchange Application.

  • Universität Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Miyagi Gakuin (Japan)
  • University of Ulsan (South Korea)
  • Business Academy Aarhus (Denmark)
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
  • Heilongjiang International University (China)
  • Tianjin Normal University (China)

Additional documentation may be required upon request. Questions regarding exchange applications should be directed to Julie Arnold, Director of International Affairs & Studies at jarnold3@heidelberg.edu or +1 (419) 448-2953.

Established Agent Relationships

Heidelberg University works with select agents in the recruitment of international students. Our current partners include: 

  • Capstone Vietnam
  • Career Mosaic
  • University Study, Inc. 
  • Haowen Cultural Foundation

Contact Information

Rachel Crooks
Director of International Student Recruitment

Phone: +1 419-448-2431

Fax: +1 419-448-2334

Email: international@heidelberg.edu

Mailing Address: 
International Admission
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH USA 44883

Heidelberg University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. International students must follow US visa and immigration policies. 

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