International student applicants must apply with the university for all subjects. The application procedure is determined by your nationality and the study programme you wish to apply for.
The general application deadline for all application procedures at Heidelberg University is 1 June - 15 July for the winter semester; 1 December - 15 January for the summer semester.
For international applicants who are citizens of an EU or EEA (European Economic Area) member country, the same rules and regulations as for German nationals apply. This is also the case with international applicants who have acquired a German university-entrance qualification (“Abitur”) in Germany or at a German school abroad (foreigners with German education – so-called “Bildungsinländer”). A formal application, however, is still mandatory for all subjects.
International applicants who are neither EU nor EEA (European Economic Area) nationals holding a university-entrance qualification acquired in a country other than Germany (e. g. High School Diploma, Attestat, Maturità etc.) must apply with the university for all subjects.
Special Regulations for short-term students
Please take note of the additional information for exchange students:
- Short-term students outside of an exchange programme
- Exchange students (bilateral exchange programmes)
- Exchange students (ERASMUS)