Further information
contact information

International Relations Office/
International Students Office
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-5454

All contacts at a glance


Services and events of the International Relations Office

Orientation Days
Buddy Programme
Workshops and tutorials
Theatre and concert

Orientation Days for new international students

Every semester the International Relations Office offers an orientation programme especially for incoming international students.

The Orientation Days for the 2017 summer semester will be held from April 10 until April 12, 2017. Click here for more information.



Excursion schedule (English)

Registration: Hans Eugen Schauppel


Buddy Programme

The International Relations Office of Heidelberg University, in cooperation with various departments, offers a Buddy Programme designed to help international students adjust to every aspect of their new life as a student in Heidelberg. International students who participate are assigned a personal “buddy” (another student from Heidelberg) to lend a helping hand.

Click here for more information on the participating departments, eligibility, and any other details.


Workshops and tutorials

Every semester, the International Relations Office offers workshops and tutorials designed to support international students in their student life in Heidelberg. There are courses on intercultural competence as well as the basic reading, writing and presentation skills your university coursework require. Click  here for further information.


IDeFix - “All the world’s a stage” 

Led by: Joachim Bürkert
Time: Introduction: Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4 - 6 pm
Location: Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie, Plöck 55


IDeFix is the name of the theatre group of the Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachen-philologie (IDF) and the International Relations Office. We want to encourage all students interested in the theatre to take the stage. We believe that acting is one of the most spirited, joy-filled and effective ways to learn German and experience the language in all its facets.


The theatrical training at the IDF extends over two semesters. This basic course covers the fundamental techniques of acting for the theatre. Training in articulation and intonation will be honed through scene performance, with an emphasis on speech exercises. During the following summer semester, we will prepare a production for public performance.


 HD Konzert

The International Relations Office invites all international guests and students to a piano concert:

Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt
Boris Radulović


7 November 2016, 8 p.m.


University’s Great Hall (Aula der Alten Universität)

Admission is free. Instead of an entrance fee we kindly ask you for a small donation for the support of Obdach e.V.Heidelberg.



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