Bachelor On Campus

Political Science

Heidelberg University

48 months
31700 USD/year
31700 USD/year
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By studying in the Political Science program of Heidelberg University, you develop an understanding of the activities and ideas that shape the future. You learn how decisions are made and the effect they have on the well-being of people and societies. You explore the nature and uses of power and the breadth and outcomes of citizen and government actions.


We face new and old problems in society today. As political scientists, we consider the value of different ways of meeting these challenges. The Political Science of Heidelberg University is an interdisciplinary program where you are encouraged to use the knowledge and skills of history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, sociology and mathematics to explore public life in local communities, nation-states and world forums. We emphasize a “hands-on” approach to learning: internships, visits with public officials, simulated legislative sessions and guided research.

Political scientists describe and analyze governing processes in local communities, nation states and world forums. Students of politics and government use historical investigation, statistical reasoning, philosophical inquiry and behavioral studies to better understand the forces that shape the political life of human communities. Through the study of political science, students considering employment in law, public service, international service, public administration, business and industry, teaching and journalism discover ideas and insights that both enrich their personal lives and strengthen their competencies for their chosen careers.


  • Lobbyist
  • Public Administrator
  • Judge
  • Policy Analyst
  • Congressman

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Government
  • Political Philosophy
  • Global Politics
  • American National Government
  • The Constitution and the Structure of Government: Struggles for Power
  • Criminal Procedure and Individual Rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application online or through the CommonApp
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your secondary school (high school) records
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • ACT/SAT test scores (optional)
  • Personal statement and recommendation letters (optional)
  • From U.S. schools, the transcript must be an official copy mailed to Heidelberg directly, or delivered in a sealed envelope. 
  • From schools outside the U.S., students must submit their records to a NACES-approved credential evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31700 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31700 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31700 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for University Heights

1099 - 1813 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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