My Way to Application and Admission

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.

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Physics – Bachelor 100%

Application procedure

Entrance examination procedure

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.

Specific admission requirements

The university allocates places according to the criteria specified in the selection 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.

Required documents

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.

Application Portal and Deadlines

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.

Application Deadline

Winter Semester: 01.06. - 15.07. 

Admission procedure

The main selection procedure for the first academic semester in first degree programmes (Bachelor’s degree/state examination) is generally completed within four to five weeks following the deadline for application.


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.