Information ERASMUS Incoming

On this page you will find specific information concerning the ERASMUS program of the Historical Seminar of Heidelberg University. For generell information (registration, housing, etc.) turn to the universities International page.


Planning of timetable

Course catalogue

The course catalogue (KVV, kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis) for all courses in History can be found here. The latest version for the upcoming semester will be published two months before the new semester starts (February/August). All information concerning the registration process for courses can be found in the course catalgoue. It is also possible to take courses outside the Historical Seminar. For information you are asked to turn to the respective Institute or university teacher.

The university's complete coure catalogue with courses from every institute can be found here.

There are no restrictions which courses you take or how to combine them. 

Number of courses

Normally it is required by your home university to take courses with an ECTS equivalent of 30 points each semester.

Language skills

Courses will mainly be taught in German, though some courses may be offered in English. Therefore solid language skills at least at the level of B1 are required to be able to follow the courses. Exams can in accord with the university teacher eventually be written either in English or in German.

Learning Agreement

The courses you will take need to be agreed by the ERASMUS coordinator of your home university and by the local ERASMUS coordinator. To get the agreement by the local ERASMUS coordinator you can either send your Learning Agreement via e-mail or you get it signed while the office hours.

Courses in English

Most of the History courses are taught in German as for most courses you have to be able to deal with sourses which are amongst others written in German. Anyway there are some courses offered in English. These courses will be published two months before the start of semester (February/August): For the Summer semester 2018 the following are available:

  • Seminar Convivencia: Conceptualizing the Cohabitation of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval Spain (4-10 ECTS)
  • Seminar Crisis of the Fifth Century? How Contemporaries Perceived the Fragmentation of the Western Roman Empire (4-10 ECTS)
  • Seminar The Colonial State in India, 1857-1947 (9 ECTS)
  • Seminar U.S. International Economic Policy Issues Since (9 ECTS)
  • Seminar The American Revolution, 1763-1791 (9 ECTS)
  • Course  American Empire (5 ECTS)
  • Course  Worlds of Food: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives (5 ECTS)
  • Course The History of Indian Nationalism (5 ECTS)
  • Course Nation-Building, Statehood and the Zionist Project (5 ECTS)
  • Course The Transformation of Modern Korea: Histories of a Divided Nation (5 ECTS)
  • Course The Pacific - a history of an ocean (5 ECTS)
  • Course From the German Empire to Germany - a transcultural history of modernity (5 ECTS)
  • Course Japanese Politics and International Relations (5 ECTS)
  • Course Quest for Territorial Control in East Asia: Gunships, International Law, and Non-state Actors (5 ECTS)
  • Lecture The American Civil War and Reconstruction in History and Memory (5 ECTS)
  • Lecture The Colonial State in India, 1857-1947 (5 ECTS)
  • Lecture The U.S. in the World Economy Since 1945 (5 ECTS)

You will find more information about these courses in the course catalogue.

Furthermore can incoming students decide to take courses from the Master in Transcultural Studies offered by the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: The Dynamics of Transculturality", which is completely taught in English. In addition, usually courses from other departments of the Philosophical Faculty can be chosen without problems, those may be taught in English, too.

Certification of passed exams

For every passed course you will get a certification (called "Schein") which states the mark and the number of ECTS points you reached for the course. Before the exam you need to hand a blanco version of the Schein form filled with your name and the title of the course to the teacher of the course. If you have to write an essay to pass the exam it may take longer until the Schein is ready. In that case ask the teacher of the course to send the Schein to the local ERASMUS coordinator, if it will not be finished before your departure.

For exams in Übungen and Vorlesungen you need to fill a form to register. This has to be done in the middle of the semester. For more information ask your ERSAMUS-Coordinator.


Transcript of Records

To get your transcript of records you need to bring all your "Scheine" to the local ERASMUS coordinator who will set up the transcript. If not all your Scheine should be finished before your departure you can ask the teacher of the course to send the Schein to the local ERASMUS coordinator and the complete version of the transcript will be send later.



Gregor Stiebert, M.A.

Historisches Seminar
Grabengasse 3-5, Room 220a
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 6221/54-2442
Office hours: Tuesdays, 11 - 12 Uhr, (times may differ for semester holidays)


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