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How to Apply

From submitting your application online to receiving and accepting an offer, you'll find everything you need to know about admission to the Master of Science in International Health here.

All applications should be submitted online. Paper-based applications cannot be considered. Download the application checklist to have all the required supporting documents ready for your online application

Application Deadline

MScIH full-time/part-time programme 2018/19: 30 April 2019
MScIH full time programme + DAAD scholarship request 2018/19: 15 October 2018

Entry Requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Science in International Health will hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification, at least 240 ECTS) in a Public Health relevant discipline (medical degrees and others). Prospective students are also expected to have one year of relevant work experience, including Public Health experience in low and middle income settings.

Admission to the course is restricted. Please consult the Admission Regulations for further details.

English Language Requirements

Before entering the MScIH programme, prospective students will need to have reached a certain minimum level of English language proficiency in one of the following:


580 paper-based

237 computer-based

92-93 internet-based

6.5 overall band score

Only original score reports from authorised test centres are accepted!

The English language requirements may also be satisfied by successful completion of tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, if the language of instruction and assessment was English. Applicants with previous study in English need to provide academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution to certify that English was the sole or principal language of instruction.

Tuition fees as of 2017/18

Full-Time: EUR 7,050 (per semester), EUR 14,100 (1 year)
Part-Time: EUR 7,863 (Core Course + Thesis/Oral Exam) + approx. EUR 1,000* for a two-week advanced module at Heidelberg University (average total cost for advanced modules approx. EUR 6,000)
*Different fees apply within the tropEd network.

Heidelberg University additionally charges an administration fee and a student services contribution for each semester. Tuition fees do not include accommodation and other personal living expenses.