About Heidelberg

Bikes at the University of Heidelberg

The Institute of Political Science along with the Alfred Weber Institute for Economics and the Max Weber Institute for Sociology moved to the new Bergheim Campus in 2009. Once the home of the Krehl Clinic, the building offers students modernized spaces to study and learn. Built in 1922 and modeled after a baroque residence, the building is now a lively and technologically-advanced place of study.


Library of the Institute for Political Science Heidelberg Germany
The shared library for the faculty’s institutes houses 350,000 books as well as 450 current journals, newspapers, and magazines. Students can take advantage of more than 300 well-equipped working spaces in a bright and architecturally innovative space. The library also offers various PC-pools and rooms for seminar and group work. The university’s other campuses – in the old town and in Neuenheimer Feld, are easily reachable by bike or public transportation within a few minutes.

The Institute of Political Science has a broad international network with its many international students and options to study abroad. Political science students can chose to study at one of our numerous partner universities and institutions across the globe. Our international faculty members also offer students additional global insights into the field of political science.


night life in Heidelberg
Studying in Heidelberg definitely has its charm! In addition to an excellent education, this student town along the Neckar River has a wide variety of cultural and athletic offerings. Art and music lovers will not be disappointed; Heidelberg frequently hosts various concerts, festivals, and exhibits. Sports fans can take advantage of the broad range of activities arranged by “Unisport” and the various local sports associations in Heidelberg, ranging from American football, rugby, rowing, rock climbing to mountain biking, and yoga.

The city’s many charming cafés and lively nightlife also deserve mention. The idyllic location along the banks of the Neckar is also a great place to meet up with friends, relax after classes, and simply enjoy the ambiance of Heidelberg.

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