How to apply

student studyingStudents must have junior status (or second-semester sophomore standing with strong SAT or ACT scores) and at least four semesters of German, or a high intermediate level of German, if your school is on a term system rather than a semester system. While there is no minimum GPA, and all applications are reviewed holistically, the average GPA among recently admitted students has been 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Above all, we are looking for highly motivated students with a solid foundation in German, maturity and an earnest motivation to study abroad.

In the German university system, students enjoy a considerable amount of freedom; therefore, it is expected that AJY students come with a readiness to adjust to the demands of a new and different academic environment.


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AJY application deadlines:

  • April 1 for the fall semester
  • October 1 for the spring semester

If you miss these deadlines, contact the program office about the possibility of submitting a late application.

Send completed application by FAX (419.448.2217) or mail to:
American Junior Year at Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University
310 E. Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462

Once the application and the appropriate references have been received, the staff can begin consideration of the application.