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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 Heidelberg University is based on a holistic understanding of the Iberian and Latin American cultural areas, which include Spain, Portugal, Hispanic America and Brazil. 


Consequently, the Ibero-American Studies academic programme at the Heidelberg University focuses on these linguistic and cultural interweavings across Ibero-America as well as literary traditions. 

It is also concerned with contact phenomena that arise within linguistic and cultural regions across territorial, ethnic, political or religious boundaries. The focus lies on those areas of Hispanic and Lusitanian Literary and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Transcultural Studies that share a connection with transcultural contact phenomena in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and between Europe and Latin America.

The successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree programme in a philological or cultural subject is a prerequisite for this degree programme. The programme itself is concerned with the literary, linguistic and cultural phenomena. 


Graduates of a degree programme in Spanish 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

Courses include:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Language Practice
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Certificate of the undergraduate degree programme
  • Certificate of enrolment from the most-recently attended university
  • Students applying for a transfer or change of institution from a non-German university must also submit: a certificate of transferable grades from the relevant subject area
  • Proof of sufficient financing for completion of the course of study. This does not apply for applications from EU/EEA member states and applicants with a German university entrance qualification

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 171.80 € / Semester

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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