Semester EventsWorkshops and Tutorials
The International Relations Office provides workshops and tutorials designed to help international students overcome the linguistic and cultural challenges of studying in Germany.
Please note that our courses are mainly offered in German. Therefore good German language skills are required for participation. Occasionally courses are also offered in English. Please refer to the individual event pages for further information.
Offers in the Winter Semester 2023-24
Individual Supervision of Term Papers
The International Relations Office offers individual support in writing a term paper. You have the possibility to arrange an individual consultation with the tutor and have your paper proofread. The work will be discussed together and you will receive tips on how to improve your work.
Taking notes during lectures
Do you have difficulties taking notes during lectures? Would you like to organize your notes more systematically and efficiently and to profit from them longer?
Workshop Intercultural Skills - German-Spoken Offer
Studying and living in a foreign country poses many challenges – especially if you don’t speak the language of that country well. As an international student, this interactive workshop will help you to get along well at University and in daily life in Germany. Taking part as a buddy / tutor, you will learn how to best support international students registered in English taught programmes.
Academic Writing - English-Spoken Offer
Academic writing poses major challenges to students. How do I start? How do I need to formally structure my assignments? And what do the instructors expect?
Academic Writing - Term Papers - German-Spoken offer
Academic writing poses major challenges to students. How do I start? How do I need to formally structure my assignments? And what do the instructors expect? This task becomes even more daunting if you are supposed to do it in a foreign language.
How does the University work? Orientation for international students
In our guide “How does Heidelberg University work?” we explain in short videos various topics that are relevant for newly enrolled international students. Have you just started studying at Heidelberg University and want to know what the university has to offer for international students? Do you need support to find your way around the university?
Taking Notes During Lectures
In several short videos, we show you different techniques for taking notes. You will learn how to use your notes when learning for exams and how to prepare and follow up lecture sessions effectively. The videos are currently only available in German.