Services for Students
Whether at the beginning, during or towards the end of their studies - new questions and concerns arise for many students in the various phases. Heidelberg University supports you with seminars, personal consultations and events. So you will not be left alone from the first orientation, to the successful study up to the career entry.
Services provided by the Central Student Advisory Office
Are you studying at Heidelberg University and wondering how you can overcome your exam anxiety, or how you can improve your time management skills? Or are you doubting your choice of degree programme? The Central Student Advisory Office can help! Watch this video to find out about the various services that the Central Student Advisory Office offers students to help them progress smoothly through their studies.
Please note that this video is unfortunately only available in German.
Programmes at the Start of Your Studies
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 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.
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).