Advisory Services for International Students Orientation Days for new international students
Every semester the International Relations Office holds an orientation programme especially for incoming international students. The orientation is designed to help you settle into life in Heidelberg and acquaint you with the university and your institute(s).
You will receive general information on studying at Heidelberg University as well as its various facilities (institutes, libraries, cafeterias, etc.). You will also receive important information about the formalities connected with your stay in Heidelberg (enrolment, reporting your residence, residence permit, health insurance, etc.).
Next to the core presentations, the three-day orientation includes tours of the institutes and facilities as well as individual counselling in small groups by tutors (Heidelberg University students), who will also help you set up your individual class schedule. Of course there will also be plenty of opportunity to meet fellow students.
You will also receive a folder containing all the key information on university counselling and support services as well as the range of leisure and cultural opportunities that the university and the city of Heidelberg have to offer.
Orientation Days Winter Semester 2020/2021
The Orientation Days will take place 26th October until 30th October 2020. Due to the current situation, the Orientation Days will be mainly held in a digital format. The programme can be found here:
Further offers at the beginning of your studies
Introductory events of the departments
In addition to the orientation days of the Department of International Relations, the individual departments also offer introductory events that provide special information about studying in the respective degree programmes.