Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Computerlinguistik

FAQ Master: Interest

Last change: January 2019

  1. Which prerequisites do I need for applying to the Masters program in Computational Linguistics?
  2. Which language skills do I need to have?
  3. Do I have to study a secondary subject?
  4. If I am matriculated at Heidelberg university and change from Bachelor to Masters, is this a new matriculation or a change of program?
  5. Is Computational Linguistics closer to Linguistics or to Computer Science?

  1. Which prerequisites do I need for applying to the Masters program in Computational Linguistics?

    The Heidelberg Masters program is a consecutive program, i.e. you will need a Bachelors degree in Computational Linguistics (at least 50%). You will find more information on our Admission page.

  2. Which language skills do I need to have?

    You will need B2 English language skills. You will find more information on our Admission page.

  3. Do I have to study a secondary subject?

    You can study a secondary subject if you choose 80% CL with secondary subject. However, you can also study 100% CL.

  4. If I am matriculated at Heidelberg university and change from Bachelor to Masters, is this a new matriculation or a change of program?

    It is a change of program ("Umschreibung"). You will have to reregister in time for the following term and then use your master admission for the program change.

  5. Is Computational Linguistics closer to Linguistics or to Computer Science?

    Computational Linguistics is an interdisciplinary subject so that it has close ties to both subjects. Please note that formal models are essential for computational linguistics, however. Which direction you want to focus on in your studies, will depend on your own interests. Heidelberg offers possibilities for focusing on both directions, including a close link to computer science.

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