Graduate International Admission Requirements

students at tableHeidelberg University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.International members of Heidelberg University must follow the United States visa and immigration policies. The visa and immigration information is subject to change at any time. Please keep yourself updated on the Prior to Departure page. All materials must be complete for review. Heidelberg University reserves the right to request further documentation on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Deadlines

Fall/August Semester - June 1
Spring/January Semester - November 1*
Summer/May or June Semester - April 1*

*MBA starts only in the Fall

 

 

 

 

Application Requirements

GRE and GMAT are NOT required for Graduate Admission.

Requirement How to Submit Additional Details
Application Form Applications are submitted online at the link. There is no application fee.
Program Admission Requirements Fax to: 419-448-2565

Email to:
grad-studies@heidelberg.edu

Mail to: 
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883
USA

Click on the program admission requirement links below:

*Recommendation forms are sent through the online application system.

Official Academic Records
(Secondary School Transcripts)

Request to be sent directly from the school or agency to Heidelberg University at:

International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

See Heidelberg's International Transcript Policy

Official transcripts NOT requiring a NACES evaluation or from a school within the U.S. must be mailed directly from the school to Heidelberg University.

Official transcripts requiring a NACES evaluation:

  1. Choose an agency from the NACES agency website and follow instructions to submit your transcript to that agency.
  2. Request a "course-by-course" evaluation for university or higher education coursework. 
  3. Instruct the NACES agency of choice to send the transcript evaluation directly to Heidelberg University.
Evidence of Financial Support Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to: 
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

U.S. visa regulations require students to submit documented evidence of the amount of financial support that will be available from personal resources as well as any additional resource.

Please submit at least one of the following:

  • A letter from your financial institution to prove financial support
  • A letter from your sponsor (employers only) to prove financial support
  • A bank statement dated within the last six months that reflects the amount for tuition, fees, room and board, and mandatory health insurance for a minimum of one year.
Proof of English Language Proficiency Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to:
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

Click on the link for additional information. Must have scores from a testing agency or submit proof of admissibility via other suitable forms. Scores must be recent to within one year of the date of application to the University.
Passport Photocopy (and visa if you have one)

Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to: 
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

A valid passport is needed to receive your I-20 form for your visa interview.
Visa Transfer Form (if applicable) Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to: 
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

Applicants currently residing in the United States with an F-1 visa will need to submit this form, which will be enclosed with the application acknowledgement letter. Please inform the International Admissions Office if you are wanting to change from a different visa status to an F-1.

Please Note: If applicants send any personal information via email (i.e. transcripts, copy of passport, etc.), Heidelberg University is not responsible for the security of the information sent. 

 

International Transcript Policy

Heidelberg requires that international graduate applicants provide proof of undergraduate studies completion to be enrolled at the university in a Master program. Heidelberg acknowledges a NACES approved agency's evaluation as an automatically authenticated transcript submission.

Other forms of transcript submission may apply on a case-by-case basis. For these situations, Heidelberg reserves the right to accept or reject transcripts at its own discretion and reserves the right to ask for additional information if deemed necessary. 

 

Application Review and Completion

  1. Materials will be reviewed by the Heidelberg Office of Admissions.
  2. A letter of acceptance is sent to the applicant together with the I-20 and a packet of information.
  3. The applicant requests an interview at the United States embassy for visa issuance.
  4. The applicant notifies International Admission of the visa decision.

IMPORTANT!

  • Review the Prior to Departure page with information regarding SEVIS, visas and immigration.
  • Do not make flight arrangements until a student (F-1) or scholar (J-1) visa has been received. 
  • Do not enter the United States on a visitor/tourist vis (B-2) unless it is designated "Prospective Student" by the Counselor Officer.
  • The U.S. Immigration Service rarely authoriazes a change in visa status from a B-2 to an F-1 or J-1 visa.