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Ibero-American Studies

Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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This Ibero-American Studies academic programme at the University of Heidelberg is based on a holistic understanding of the Iberian and Latin American cultural areas, which include Spain, Portugal, Hispanic America and Brazil. Consequently, the degree programme focusses on these linguistic and cultural interweavings across Ibero-America as well as literary traditions. 


Romance studies considers Romance languages, literature and cultures. The focus in Spanish is on the Spanish-speaking world.

Romance studies covers research and teaching in the field of Romance languages, literature and cultures. The most important Romance languages, which all derive from Latin, include French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Occitan, Catalan, Gaelic, Sardinian and Rhaeto-Romanic. 

Occupational Areas

Graduates of a Ibero-American Studies academic programme at the University of Heidelberg may pursue a career in the following fields:  
  • teaching (German secondary school - Gymnasium) 
  • training and consulting institutions 
  • universities and research institutes 
  • media 
  • communications and translation 
  • publishing 
  • tourism 
  • and other fields in which knowledge of the Spanish language, literature and culture is of benefit.

Programme Structure

The main research interests in linguistics are: 
  • language history, language change and language contact with relevance to Spanish 
  • synchronised and diachronic analyses of syntax, semantics and morphology 
  • variational linguistics  
  • historical sociolinguistics and pragmatics, discourse linguistics 
  • language standardisation and language criticism 
  • evidentiality 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in Spanish, Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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