M.A. On Campus

South Asian Studies

Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The interdisciplinary M.A. course in South Asian Studies at Heidelberg University offers a broad choice of classes catering for people with a wide variety of academic profiles. 


The South Asian Studies course at University of Heidelberg represents in nuce Heidelberg University’s very considerable expertise on the subject of South Asia. 

Learning outcomes

It is sustained by all the departments of the SAI and the professorships relevant to South Asia within the renowned cluster of excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.

Programme Structure

Combinable subjects include:

  • Buddhism
  • development economy
  • anthropology
  • geography
  • history of South Asia
  • cultural and religious history of South Asia
  • art history and visual culture (South Asia)
  • South Asian modern language studies
  • political science (with reference to South Asia)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


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

  • Applicants should hold a Bachelors degree in, or related to, one of the disciplines thaught at SAI
  • English language proficiency and readiness to acquire German reading skills.
  • Prospective students from Germany
  • Prospective students from Germany can enrol without prior application at the Central University Administration building by the beginning of the lecture period. 

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.

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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