Assistance and advisory servicesServices available at the start of your degree course
To all who are starting their studies at Heidelberg University – a warm welcome!
Lots of questions arise at the very beginning of a degree course. How do I plan my classes? What can I do in my free time? Who will help me with all kinds of questions about my programme?
You will get answers in the many information sessions taking place around the start of degree-related activities. These events are mostly in the first two weeks before lectures begin. We wish you a good start at Heidelberg University.
Lectures and events to mark the start of studies
Here you will find information about the welcome from the Rector, the new student fair and about further events and talks for new 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).
Orientation events organised by the subjects and the deparmental student committees
How is my academic programme structured? Which lectures and courses should I take? Which examinations do I have to take and when? Answers to these questions will be provided at the subjects’ respective orientation events.
Helpful information and links to the beginning of your studies
Are you new to the university and perhaps also new to the city? Don't worry: Every year, more than 5,000 students in Heidelberg are treated like you. Here you will find helpful tips for starting your studies and links to important sources of information.
Mentoring and Buddy Programs
First-hand information is available in the various mentoring and buddy programs offered at the University of Heidelberg.