Welcome Centre
Seminarstr. 2, room 141
69117 Heidelberg
Tel. +49 6221 54-12721 / -12725
Fax +49 6221 54-12790

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Welcome Centre for International Scholars

Information for host institutes
Location Old Town
Location INF

Welcome to the Heidelberg University!

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.

Information for host institutes

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.

General Information


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.


Important notice

Please note that in the university administration building visitors and staff are required to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters at all times and that they are obliged to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. This also applies to consultations in the Welcome Centre.
Entry to university facilities is only permitted to those persons who do not manifest any of the grounds for exclusion defined in the Corona Ordinance of the State Government of Baden-Württemberg, such as the typical symptoms of an infection with the coronavirus.



Responsibility Contact
Head Nicole Tsuda
Advising and support, social security Martina Müller
Advising and support Caroline Faure-Brac
Advising and support David Scheffler


Location Old Town

University Administration
Mo to Fr 10 a.m. - 1 p.m

Seminarstraße 2, 69117 Heidelberg




Location INF

Main cafeteria INF 304, Service Point 

No office hours on Tue and Thu, 26. and 28. October

Tue 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thu 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Standort INF, 69120 Heidelberg

E-Mail: Seitenbearbeiter
Letzte Änderung: 2021-10-22
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