Welcome Centre for International Scholars
The Welcome Centre is the central information and service institution for international scholars after PhD at Heidelberg University. We provide the necessary information, advice and customized support around all topics relevant for preparing a stay in Heidelberg and everyday life here – from arrival, the search for an apartment and essential visits to authorities up to the finding of an appropriate kindergarten for your children. The Welcome Centre cooperates very closely with other service institutions of Heidelberg University as well as with the administration of Heidelberg. Furthermore, we regularly organize events and excursions for visiting researchers and their families.
Visit our site Researching and Working to find more about our information and services.
By March 1st 2020 the new immigration law came into force. Please notice that a lot of paragraph numbers have changed.
The Welcome Centre is responsible for issuing hosting agreements for researcher visa or residence permits (§18d (former §20) AufenthG). Due to changes in immigration law, In many cases the invitation letter for postdocs applying for visa has to be replaced by a hosting agreement.
International students, please contact the Serviceportal for international students.
Applicants for a university place address themselves to the admission office for international applicants.
Foreign graduate students can contact the Graduate Academy.
|Advising and support, social security||Martina Müller|
|Advising and support||Caroline Faure-Brac|
|Advising and support||David Scheffler|
Booking an appointment for Online counselling (via Teams)
University Administration, Room 141
Mo to Fr 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tue 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thu 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.