Which subject suits me best? How do I organise my studies? And what happens afterwards? Heidelberg University offers numerous advisory and support services for questions relating to studies and career planning. From your first orientation to your studies to your doctorate and career entry.
All Offers at the Beginning of Your Studies
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. 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.
Finding the Programme for You
Are you unsure which academic programme would be the best fit for you? Do you want to find out more about particular courses of study? Heidelberg University offers a range of events designed to help you find the information you need to select the right course for you.
Offers 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.
Are you still at school but interested in trying out “real” university lectures and finding out what life as a student might be like? Our Taster Programme gives you the chance to attend regular lectures held at the University. It’s a great opportunity to observe everyday uni life.
Special Services for International Students
Heidelberg University has more than 5,000 foreign students and doctoral candidates. Studying in a foreign country is often associated with challenges - whether cultural, linguistic or administrative. We support you in your decision to study in Heidelberg with numerous services.
Service and Events of the International Relations Office
From the buddy program to the semester break - we help you with information and advice on all administrative procedures. In addition, the semester support program for international students enriches your time in Heidelberg.
Special Services for Disabled & Chronically Ill Students
Heidelberg University supports disabled and chronically ill students on their way to a successful degree. The services are aimed at all students with chronical health problems. This also includes diseases such as AD(H)S, autism, dyslexia or depression. As a general rule, it is not the diagnosis but the need for help that is decisive.
Offers for Disabled & Chronically Ill Students
As Representatives for Disabled and Chronically ill Students we provide support for students suffering from a chronic health condition who are interested in studying here or are already enrolled at Heidelberg University.
Special Services for Student Parents
For students with children, the University of Heidelberg, the Studierendenwerk, the municipality and the state offer numerous support programmes. In addition to special regulations regarding one's own studies, financial support, care and counselling are provided. The offer is aimed at expectant parents and students who already have children.
Studying with Children
Since the end of the 1960s, the Heidelberg student union has offered all-day childcare to make sure that their children are well looked after whilst their parents are busy concentrating in lectures. Children in Heidelberg receive loving care starting from 8 months to school age.
Studying with Children Working Group
Five percent of students nationwide have a child. The figure is six percent for women and only four percent for men. In Heidelberg, that is an astonishing 1550 students. We in the Study with Children working group want to shed light on the topics of "Pregnant Students" and "Studying with Children" from the students' perspective.