Visiting Scholar Card
International scholars at the University of Heidelberg who are teaching or working at a University institute or facility without an employment contract with the University can apply for a Visiting Scholar Card. The card certifies that the holder is a member of the Heidelberg University. It can be used to obtain:
- a library card from the University library
- a Mensa (cafeteria) card
- a card for the University sports center
Sample of a visiting scholar card
How to apply for a Visiting Scholar Card
Prerequisite for a Visiting Scholar Card is the successful online-registration at the Welcome Centre for International Scholars (see right column). To apply for a visiting scholar card you will also need:
- a digital passport photo (JPEG format)
- a certificate from the host institute in Heidelberg
You can send us the necessary documents by email or by fax. As you will need to sign the I.D. card, we would ask you to pick it up in person at the Welcome Centre for International Scholars.
International scholars with an employment contract with the University can obtain - as always - a certificate of employment upon request from the personnel department of the central University administration.