Module Handbook

Current module handbook (2016) (german only)
old module handbook (2013) (german only)

Examination Regulations

Current examination regulation (german only)

On 1 June 2013 new examination regulations came into force. They are automatically valid for all students. However, there is a temporary regulation for students of former years:
§ 24 (2) Coming into force, temporary regulation

"For students who are already immatriculated for the Bachelor's degree programme South Asian Studies at Heidelberg University on the effective date of these examination regulations, previous regulations will be valid upon application up to three years." (inofficial translation of the examination regulations)

All students of higher semesters are asked to submit an application to the office of the registrar, if they wish to complete their studies according to the previous examination regulations. Please find the application form for maintaining the previous examination regulations at the Form center.

Old examination regulation (german only)

Mobility window

Information about the mobility window.
From the winter term 2014/15 onwards, an internship guidance is compulsory in order to apply for a subsidy for travel and living costs.

Academic Advisors

Here you can find a list of all academic advisors.


Here you can find a list of important forms.

End of Study

Registration deadline for the examination!
During the summer term 2015 the Fachrat has decided about examination periods. These are the following: 1.9.-30.9 for your final in winter term; 1.3 - 30.4. for summer term. Please be aware that an incomplete thesis application will lead to a rejection of the application and you have to wait until the next term.
[Examination application] (german only)

Please find all admission requirements for the bachelor's examination in the examination regulations in § 13 and § 14. The registration must be made in writing. For this please fill in the registration form on time and submit it along with all necessary certificates to the office of the registrar.

Students with the B.A. South Asian Studies being their major (75%) or their first major (50%) need to submit a certification of their successful completion of all modules of their minor subject (25%) or second major (50%) along with their registration for the bachelor's examination. This should be done in the form of a transcript of records and a degree certificate

Supervisor / Referee
Your bachelor's thesis will be evaluated by two referees. One of these referees must be a professor. The first referee is your supervisor.

Examiner / Minute taker
The oral examination will be conducted by one examiner. This examiner does not necessarily need to be a professor nor one of your referees. However, the examiner must be from the same discipline in which you write your bachelor's thesis. The minute taker will be organized by the examiner. The minute taker must at least hold a bachelor's degree in South Asian Studies or in the discipline to be examined. The minute taker protocols the progress of the examination and must not ask examination question him-/herself.