Note on the application for the winter semester 2023/24 and summer semester 2024: The application portal is currently being redesigned. Some information on the application process may differ.
On the following pages you will find a summary of the most important information about the application procedure and admissions process for your chosen course of study.
|Physics – Bachelor 50%
|International University Entrance Qualification
|First Academic Semester
The application requirements for applicants who are citizens of European Union (EU) member states or of the European Economic Area (EEA) are essentially the same as those for German citizens. The same conditions also apply for international applicants with a German university entrance qualification/Abitur from Germany or from a German international school (so-called “Bildungsinländer”).
Places for study of subjects which are considered particularly challenging, or for which specific skills or aptitudes are considered necessary, are allocated by the University exclusively on the basis of an entrance examination procedure.
In courses of study with an entrance examination, proof of additional qualifications is linked to the admission. Information on the additional qualifications required can be found in the subject-specific selection rules and admission regulations. If not regulated in the subject-specific selection and admission regulations the subject-specific study and examination regulations may also stipulate the access and admission requirements to be fulfilled. Further details can be found in the corresponding regulations.
If you are an EU/EEA citizen or international student with a German university entrance qualification, the application process for any subject which uses the entrance examination procedure requires that you submit both general, and subject-specific documentation via Heidelberg University’s online application portal by the given deadline.
The application takes place exclusively online in the applicant portal of Heidelberg University. Therefore, please have all required documents ready for the application as an uploadable pdf document. Please note that only legible documents can be evaluated. The application deadline is a statutory deadline.
Winter Semester: 01.06. - 15.07.
The University allocates study places in accordance with the provisions of the Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act and the applicable subject-specific selection regulations/admission regulations or study and examination regulations.
Following successful admission, you will receive a request to accept your university place within a deadline displayed there in your heiCO account before you are able to continue with online registration. If you do not accept your university place by the deadline, your entitlement to the place will lapse.
Once you have been admitted, you will be asked in your heiCO account to accept the study place within the deadline indicated there. If you do not accept the study place by the deadline, your entitlement to the study place will expire.
You then apply for enrolment online and by submitting documents by post to the Student Administration Office within the enrolment period specified in the letter of admission.
Language requirements for international students
Certificate of subject-specific counselling
Please send these to the following address:
and please note that the documents to be submitted by post for your enrollment must also be received by Heidelberg University by the deadline stated in your letter of admission.
Once you are enrolled, you will receive an e-mail informing you that you can collect your student ID card from the University Administration Office at the earliest five working days after receiving and activating your Uni-ID, but only in person and on presentation of an official photo ID (e.g. identity card or passport). Please note that the Uni-ID is allocated at the earliest from 1 February for the summer semester and at the earliest from 1 August for the winter semester.
If your certificate is issued in a name other than your current name, you must provide official proof of your name change.
Certificates must always be submitted in the original language of the country of origin and, if necessary, additionally in English or German translation. If certificates in a non-English-speaking country of origin are issued in English in addition to the original language, this English-language version is deemed to be the original language certificate. The same applies to certificate versions in German. Translations must also be notarized. Translators are not allowed to certify original-language documents, only the translations they have produced themselves. Only if the original stamp of the translator is on the submitted translation is an additional certification not required.
Further information on certifications and translations can be found on the Heidelberg University website at Certification of Documents
Information on the semester fees to be paid as part of enrollment can be found on the homepage under: Fees for study
You can find the tuition fee applying to you, your personal reason for payment as well as the status of your tuition fees in your heiCO account by clicking on “Semester/tuition fees”.
If you are already enrolled at Heidelberg University, you are not required to re-register in the case of a change of subject. Instead, please change your degree programme prior to expiry of the deadline stated in the letter of admission.