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University Administration   Welcome Centre                       Seminarstr. 2, room 141
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: 06221/54-2134 and -3612
Fax: 06221/54-2243

Location/Office hours
University Administration:
Mo to Fr 10.00 a.m. -1.00 p.m

Servicepoint INF 304:
Tue 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thu 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

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registration at the welcome centre
documents for download

Visiting Scholar Card

International scholars at the University of Heidelberg who are teaching or working at a University institute or facility without an employment contract with the University can apply for an visiting scholar card. The visiting scholar card certifies that the holder is a member of the University of Heidelberg. It can be used to obtain:

  •  a library card from the University library
  • a Mensa (cafeteria) card
  • a card for the University sports center

International scholars with an employment contract with the University can obtain - as always - a certificate of employment upon request from the personnel department of the central University administration.


Sample of a visiting scholar card:


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How do I apply for a visiting scholar card?


In order to obtain a visiting scholar card, you must register at the Welcome Centre for International Scholars via online-registration.


To apply for a visiting scholar card you will also need:

  •  a digital passport photo (JPEG format)
  • a certificate from your host institute regarding your stay in Heidelberg

You can send us the necessary documents by email ( or by fax (542243). As you will need to sign the I.D. card, we would ask you to pick it up in person at the Welcome Centre for International Scholars.


We are located:

  • in the city centre: Central University Administration Building, Seminarstr. 2, Room 141
    Office hours: Monday – Friday 10 am to 1 pm
  • in Neuenheimer Feld: Service Point INF on the ground floor of the Zentralmensa (cafeteria) (INF 304)
    Office hours: Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm, Thursday 12:30 to 2:30 pm and 5 to 7 pm
Team Welcome Centre: Email
Latest Revision: 2011-07-04
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