EU/EEA CITIZENS AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS WITH A GERMAN UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONTRANSFER: SUBJECTS WITH ADMISSION RESTRICTIONS IN HIGHER SEMESTERS
University places for subjects in which admission is restricted in higher semesters can be offered only if there is sufficient free capacity in the desired subject.
In order to apply for a transfer, international applicants must submit an application to Heidelberg University by 15 January for the following summer semester and by 15 July for the following winter semester.
Certificate of Transferable Grades
In order to apply for a transfer to a higher academic semester, students must have written confirmation that any credits previously gained will be recognised. Students may submit a request for transfer of credits as well as confirmation of their suitability to enter a course in a higher semester to the examination office responsible for the respective subject (central state examination office or examination office of Heidelberg University).
Application for transfer
An application for transfer can be made online. The pdf file generated at the end of the online application process must be printed out, signed and sent to Heidelberg University with all necessary documentation. The documents must be received by the University by 15 January for the following summer semester and by 15 July for the following winter semester. Please note that a change of subjects which follow the so-called “academic year model” in the winter semester is only possible in “uneven” academic semesters (3rd, 5th,...) or in “even” academic semesters (2nd, 4th,...). in the summer semester.
Application for the first semester or higher academic semester
If you are submitting an application for transfer to a subject with admission restrictions in a higher academic semester, you may also submit a parallel application for admission to the first academic semester in the same subject. Please note that the “academic year model” may also apply in such cases. Applications for admission to the first academic semester should be submitted online. Because the application procedure for admission to the first academic semester can vary from subject to subject, please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the exact nature of the application process for your desired subject. If you are submitting simultaneous applications for admission to the first academic semester and admission to a higher semester, please ensure that both completed applications are submitted to Heidelberg University before the application deadline.
Transfers - The Basics
There are some important factors to be taken into consideration when thinking about a transfer.