Welcome Centre

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

Im Neuenheimer Feld 304
69120 Heidelberg
Tel. +49 6221 54-19771

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Please register online at the Welcome Centre so that we can make our services available to you and include you and your family in our social events.

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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

From November 18th 2023 on the new Skilled Immigration Act comes into force gradually. Among other things, the numeration of several paragraphs has changed.

The Welcome Centre is responsible for issuing hosting agreements for researcher visa or residence permits (§18d 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.



Responsibility Contact
Head Nicole Tsuda
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)


Location Old Town

University Administration, Room 141
Mo to Fr 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Seminarstraße 2, 69117 Heidelberg


Location INF

Tue 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thu 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 INF 304, 69120 Heidelberg

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Letzte Änderung: 2024-04-09
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