University South Asia Institute Degree Programs

Degree Programs


Our multi and interdisciplinary, practice-oriented degree program focuses on teaching and combining practical linguistic, philological, cultural, social and natural science topics related to the region of South Asia.


SAI offers three unique master's degree programs that span multiple disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and address pressing and current issues in the South Asia region.

Summer School

Every year SAI organizes compact language courses, which are open to everyone. In addition, we cooperate with other European universities and language centers worldwide in language courses and facilitate the participation of our students.

Study Abroad

Heidelberg University offers its students excellent worldwide exchange opportunities and the best study conditions for incoming exchange students.

"My interest in South Asia and its languages was awakened during my voluntary service in Delhi, India. I chose Heidelberg because it is the only independent South Asia Institute of its kind and the academic program is very broad with an interdisciplinary perspective."
Rebecca - South Asian Studies