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Application for winter semester 2023/24 and summer semester 2024 via the heiCO portal

Heidelberg University is introducing a new campus management system “heiCO” – Heidelberg Campus Online. The platform heiCO is open for applications for the summer semester 2024. Please note: due to a data migration the heiCO portal is not available on Thursday, 14 December, 12 AM until approximately 6 PM.
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Studying in Heidelberg

The University believes the training of its students and young researchers from the Bachelor phase onward is equally as important as its academic and social responsibilities. On the basis of the accredited quality management system heiQUALITY, the Ruperto Carola's working continuously on the development of its study programmes. By applying new concepts for research-based teaching, it fosters early integration into research issues and processes. Depending on the subject area, students can move directly into related MSc or PhD programmes, as the graduate schools already support.



Bachelor's degree programmes at Heidelberg University usually take six semesters to complete. Students can focus on a single major or add a related subject area (split 50/50 or 75/25, depending on the programme).


The master's programme is an advanced course of study that typically follows completion of the Bachelor's degree, although students who complete other basic degree programmes may be eligible. The typical master's programme is four semesters.

State Examinations

A State Examination is required for programmes in which the state is the eventual employer, e.g. doctors, pharmacists and jurists.


Heidelberg Life

Heidelberg is considered one of Germany's most beautiful cities and boasts an exceptional quality of life and living. The city and its environs offer a wealth of recreational activities, including culture, sport and leisure.

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Career, Job and Prospects

Heidelberg University helps its graduates launch their careers through a variety of services that ensure a successful transition into the workforce. The Graduate Academy programmes and continuing education activities support young researchers in the pursuit of a doctorate and an academic career.