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17 Oktober 2022

New enrolments still running high – more freshers than last year

In the 2022/2023 winter semester, the overall student numbers at Heidelberg University will most probably exceed those of last year and total just under 30,000. The number of new enrolments is still running at a high level as well, as indicated by the provisional numbers of new and re-enrolled students at the start of the lecture period.

Although the registration process has not yet been completed, so far approximately 29,100 students have signed up to start their study courses or have re-enrolled. According to the Division of Student Affairs and Teaching, this number will rise in the coming weeks with the addition of applicants from the waiting list and master’s students, as well as international applicants. The likewise provisional number of students beginning a degree course lies at around 5,100. That includes just under 3,400 freshers to date. That means that the number of first-semester students – i.e. students enrolling at a university for the first time – is already almost as high as in the last winter semester.

In the 2021/2022 winter semester, the overall student numbers totalled around 29,200 after enrolments closed. About 5,700 students had started a new course at Heidelberg University. Among those newly enrolled, a little over 3,400 were going to the university for the first time.