Information ERASMUS Incoming

On this page you will find specific information concerning the ERASMUS program of the Historical Seminar of Heidelberg University. For generell information (registration, housing, etc.) turn to the universities International page.

Planning of timetable

Course catalogue

The course catalogue (KVV, kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis) for all courses in History can be found here.

The universities complete coure catalogue with courses from every institute can be found here.

The latest version of the course catalogue will be published about two months before the beginning of the new semester.

All information concerning the registration process for courses can be found in the course catalgoue. It is also possible to take courses outside the Historical Seminar. For information you are asked to turn to the respective Institute or university teacher.

There is no restriction which courses you take or how to combine them. 

Number of courses

Normally it is required by your home university to take courses with an ECTS equivalent of 30 points each semester.

Language skills

Courses will mainly be taught in German, though some courses may be offered in English. Therefore solid language skills at least at the level of B1 are required to be able to follow the courses. Exams can in accord with the university teacher eventually be written either in English or in German.

Learning Agreement

The courses you will take need to be agreed by the ERASMUS coordinator of your home university and by the local ERASMUS coordinator. To get the agreement by the local ERASMUS coordinator you can either send your Learning Agreement via e-mail or you get it signed while the office hours.


Certification of passed exams

For every passed course you will get a certification (called "Schein") which states the mark and the number of ECTS points you reached for the course. Before the exam you need to hand a blanco version of the Schein form filled with your name and the title of the course to the teacher of the course. If you have to write an essay to pass the exam it may take longer until the Schein is ready. In that case ask the teacher of the course to send the Schein to the local ERASMUS coordinator, if it will not be finished before your departure.


Transcript of Records

To get your transcript of records you need to bring all your "Scheine" to the local ERASMUS coordinator who will set up the transcript. If not all your Scheine should be finished before your departure you can ask the teacher of the course to send the Schein to the local ERASMUS coordinator and the complete version of the transcript will be send later.


ERASMUS Coordinator

Gregor Stieber, M.A.

Historisches Seminar
Grabengasse 3-5, Room 220a
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 6221/54-2442
Office hours: Tuesdays, 11 - 12 Uhr, (times may differ for semester holidays)


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