Talks and events for new studentsTalks and events for new students - winter semester 2023/24

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!

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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.

Monday, 16th October 2023
10 a.m.



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.

Christoph Schlomach

Wednesday, 04th October 2023
10-11 a.m.


Hybrid/ Neue Uni, Neue Aula

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.

Mitarbeiter*in der Zentralen Studienberatung


Monday, 09th October 2023
2 p.m.

Raumänderung: Neue Uni, HS14 (Präsenz)


Wednesday, 11th October 2023
12 p.m.


Neue Uni, HS 13 (Präsenz)

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.

Frank Hofmann


Thursday, 05th October 2023
2 - 3 p.m.


Hybrid/ Neue Uni, Neue Aula

Inklusives Studieren

Wie kann ich erfolgreich trotz Behinderung oder chronischer Erkrankung studieren? Welche Angebote und Unterstützung gibt es?


Team for Inclusive Studying


Wednesday, 11th October 2023
09:30-11 a.m.

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.

Podcast Mädchen

Podcast for the beginning of studies

Whether you're looking for an apartment, making your first contacts, or need help in the library - after receiving your acceptance letter, first-year students face a number of challenges. In this episode, we try to shed some light on the darkness and give you some tips and tricks for student life in Heidelberg.

Heidelberg University: Campus Tour

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