Exchange ProgramsNanjing University

As part of an exchange agreement with Nanjing University/PR China, 2 places are available for Heidelberg students. The language of instruction is largely Chinese; appropriate language skills are required. The university is one of the best in the country and offers a wide range of study opportunities in the natural sciences as well as in the humanities and social sciences. Students of all subjects are eligible to apply, with the exception of medicine.

Important note for applicants: The partner university does not accept exchange students with a Chinese passport.


one semester or one academic year (September-December, January-May)
Scholarship Benefits
Tuition fee waiver; exchange students also have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation
  • for teacher training courses: completed basic studies at the start of the stay abroad
  • for Bachelor's degree courses: at least 3rd semester at the time of application
  • very good academic performance
  • very good knowledge of Chinese or English


You can apply for the exchange programs via an online platform. Information on the required documents can be found on our website and in the FAQs. If you have any questions about the application process, the International Relations Department's Study Abroad Information Center will be happy to help you. Only complete applications can be considered.

Application Deadline

Janaury 22nd, 2025

Online Application

Documents to be submitted

in German or English language

  • Online application form
  • Curriculum vitae with study history (approx. 1 page)
  • Letter of motivation/study plans (approx. 1-2 pages)
  • List of acquired certificates/transcripts (in English)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate, if applicable
  • Chinese or English language certificates
  • High school diploma
  • Letter of recommendation (in English)

1 Letter of recommendation for students in the bachelor's program // 2 Letter of recommendation for applications to graduate schools

The letters of recommendation should be sent directly to auslandsstudium@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de by the lecturers!