Orientation Events Organised by Subjects and Departmental Student Committees
How is my academic programme structured? Which lectures and courses should I attend? Which examinations do I have to take and when? Answers to these questions will be provided in the orientation events run by each subject.
In addition to this, almost every department has a departmental student committee. Students in the committee work on a voluntary basis to further the needs and interests of students of their subject. Many departmental student committees run welcome events for new students, during which they offer insider tips and information to help you settle into the department. Such sessions take place as part of the introductory course run by each subject, or on a separate occasion. In the latter instance, the departmental student committee will communicate the date and time of the event with you directly. We strongly recommend that you attend the orientation event for you subject as this will give you the best possible start to your degree programme.
Dates and times of introductory courses per subject
Tips for the start of your programme - tips from students for students
There’s enough to think about when you’re starting at Heidelberg University as it is. And things can become even further complicated by the many different locations in which important information is to be found. To make things easier for you, the student council has compiled the most important information for you here.
Contact details for all departmental student committees
The university has departmental student committees for individual or combined subjects. Members of the departmental student committees are actively involved in trying to improve student life by, for example, helping to enhance the range of courses available, by organising information events such as introductory courses for first-year students, running student body meetings, and by organising parties, etc.