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Programme Coordination

Takuma Melber is responsible for the programme’s general coordination, administration and applications management. He provides general academic guidance for current and aspiring students of the programme. Furthermore, he is in charge of the teaching coordination and planning of the MA TS and the main contact person for the programme's academic staff and the GPA.

General Academic Guidance

The MATS Examination Office provides guidance for students as well as prospective students on all general matters of their studies, from the application process to matters of study planning and going abroad.

Consultation hours: Wed 1 - 2 pm in room 222 at the KJC

If you cannot make this time-slot due to classes or work, it is generally possible to find an alternative time-slot. Making an appointment via email is in any case mandatory!

You may also want to consult the following documents (PDFs!):

The study plan for Transcultural Studies as major and minor as well as the programme's Terms and Regulations can be found under Documents & Links.

For general information on your student status (enrolment, leave of absence, etc.), please contact the central student administration. Also please be advised that the coordinator cannot provide specific academic guidance. If you need help to, e.g., find the right exchange programme to prepare you for your master thesis, please contact your academic advisor, i.e. your supervisor.


The record of your course work is kept through certificates for your individual classes, the 'Scheine'. For more information see the FAQ.

You can print out this form, fill out both copies and hand the form in to your respective lecturer together with your term paper or at the end of the class.
For students who are not fluent in German, the PDF has mouse-overs in English! You might have to open the file outside of your browser, to use this function.

Your lecturer will then hand back the completed 'Schein' to you. If they are not available to do so, you may pick up your 'Schein' at the MATS Office at the following times:

"Schein-hours": Tue & Wed 1pm-3pm in room 223 at the KJC

Please be advised that 'Scheine' can only be submitted/picked up during these time-slots!

Transcript of Records

Together with the graduation certificates a transcript of records will be issued automatically. If you need a preliminary transcript before then, e.g. for an application, the programme coordinator can issue you one. To do so, please hand in on paper or via email:

  • copies or scans of all "Scheine" you have received so far
  • a list of all courses you have taken so far during your studies, including the current semester (please us this template)

This list has to include the complete and official title of your courses as given on LSF, the course type, the SWS (teaching hours per week) and the full name and, if applicable, academic title of the lecturer(s). Please use the above mentioned template!

Please plan at least 3 working days for the processing of your transcript. Depending on the work load of the coordination office the process might also take up to a week.



For a consultation please reserve an available time slot by e-mail to

Please note that emailing in advance is mandatory for all students including potential students if they would like to have an appointment.


Takuma Melber
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstr. 2, Building 4400
Room 222
69115 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 - (0)6221 / 54 4323
Fax: +49 - (0)6221 / 54 4012