Services, Projects and Initiatives for Refugees at Heidelberg University

For refugees interested in academic programmes

General information

Prospective students interested in studying at Heidelberg University can find information on programmes and the application process on the service portal for students. Drop-ins are welcome during office hours.

Personal advisory services

Refugees can obtain guidance tailored to their individual situation from the International Relations Division. You can come during open office hours or schedule an individual appointment. See column on the right for contact information and office hours. Institutions, networks and volunteer assistants with questions about university study may also contact the division office.

Guest auditor programme

Certain activities are also open to non-enrolled guest auditors. There are no special prerequisites to qualify for the guest auditor programme. Registration is required and free for refugees. Admission-restricted courses cannot be audited.

Hardship Payment

In sudden financial difficulties, the Student Council can provide a short-term hardship payment for students, also if they still are in a preparatory course (German language course, Studienkolleg or Preliminary Induction Semester).

Psychosocial counselling

Heidelberg student union's psychosocial counselling for students also provides refugees with their services. It offers help and advice in social and psychological conflict situations.