Talks and events for new studentsTalks and events for new students - summer semester 2024

In the two weeks prior to the beginning of the lecture period and before the official start of the semester, all new students are invited to participate in a comprehensive and diverse programme of talks and events. Find out more about Heidelberg University, get tips and tricks to help you settle in at the start of semester, and make sure you’ve got everything you need to get to grips with studying!

Please note:

All talks and events will be held in German.

Talks and Events


Welcome from the University Rector!
Students starting their course in the 2023 summer term are invited to attend the Rector’s welcome session in October 2023.
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Welcome Day

Students starting their studies in the 2023 summer term are cordially invited to attend the next welcome day in the 2023 winter term.

next date winter semester 2024/2025

Willkommen an der Universität Heidelberg: Tipps und Hinweise zum Studienstart

Schön, dass Sie da sind! In diesem Vortrag gewinnen Sie einen Überblick über die Universität, das Studium und wichtige Ansprechpartner*innen.
Erhalten Sie außerdem einige Tipps und Tricks für einen reibungslosen Start in Heidelberg.

next date winter semester 2024/2025

Enrolled – Now What?
Who can help answer any other questions I have about studying in Heidelberg? What does Heidelberg University have to offer alongside my studies?

This online information session consists of three parts, and will provide you with general information about the most important university services (Student Administration, advisory services, libraries, University Computing Centre, Student Services Organisation etc.), student services (wifi access, university email address, student identity card, certificates, re-registration etc.), leisure activities coordinated by the University (university sports, language courses, events organised by the student services organisation etc.), and interest groups.

next date winter semester 2024/2025
Polyvalent Bachelor’s Degree Programme – Becoming a Teacher
Before the beginning of the lecture period, you will receive information about the structure of the Bachelor’s degree programme for prospective teachers, tips on how to organise your studies and will have the opportunity to meet and talk to other first-semester students.
next date winter semester 2024/2025
The University Library (UB) for Beginners - An Overview of Library Services
How do I register at the University Library and take books out on loan? How do I use the reading room at the University Library and how do I conduct effective research using the library catalogue (HEIDI)? The presentation will give you an overview of the most important library services and will point you towards supplementary assistance and courses. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the library.
next date winter semester 2024/2025
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying
Starting university is time of great change. This presentation will highlight the key challenges of starting university and offers useful tips to help you get off to a good start in your studies at Heidelberg.
next date winter semester 2024/2025
Möglichkeiten zur Studienfinanzierung
Wie finanziere ich mein Studium am besten? BAföG, Stipendium, Kredit oder Nebenjob? Dieser Vortrag bietet einen Überblick über die Möglichkeiten, erklärt in Kürze wie Sie BAföG beantragen können und hilft bei den verschiedenen Anforderungen nicht die Übersicht zu verlieren.
next date winter semester 2024/25

Get your Library Tote Bag

The popular library tote bags will be distributed free of charge at the start of the semester.

Fitness programmes of Hochschulsport and Univital

The fitness programmes of Hochschulsport and Univital offer many ways of staying active when starting out at university. On a YouTube channel there are over 70 cost-free videos full of challenges and workouts, to name but a few. It is also worth taking a look at our websites – there you will find a large selection of sports and health-related options.

Heidelberg University: Campus Tour

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