GraduateSAI 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 SchoolEvery 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.
Prospective and first year studentsRead here how to apply, which documents you should have ready and what else to consider.
You have received admission? Welcome to SAI!
Heidelberg University offers its students excellent worldwide exchange opportunities and the best study conditions for incoming exchange students.
Studying with chronic illnesses, mental health issues, or disabilities? You are employed or have care responsibilities (children or dependents)? We want to help you overcome barriers. Contact SAI's Registrar and check the following websites for guidance and support.
Would you like to connect with other students and serve on unversity committees? Then get in touch with SAI's student council.
"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