Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

  • 75
    Acceptance Rate
  • 16
    Available Programs
  • 28649
  • 343,60
    Average Cost
  • 96
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of the strongest research universities in all of Europe. The successes in both rounds of the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognised rankings prove that Heidelberg’s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community are well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and an outstanding, well-structured training for doctoral candidates.

Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. As a comprehensive university, Heidelberg aims to continue to strengthen the individual disciplines and to further interdisciplinary cooperation, as well as to carry research results over into society and industry.

Entry requirements

All degree programmes at Heidelberg University are access-restricted. The general requirements to enrol in an academic programme are a university entrance qualification and proof of sufficient language proficiency. Depending on the chosen degree programme, you may also need to fulfil additional admission and course requirements. For example, enrolment in Master’s programmes normally requires the successful completion of a previous recognised degree programme (usually a Bachelor’s degree programme). International students must submit their valid residence permit prior to enrolling in the respective degree programme. 

For full information about Bachelor's programmes requirements click here.

For full information about Master's programmes requirements click here.

Scholarship & funding

As well as financial support from the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), students in Germany can also receive financial help from a number of grants and foundations which receive public funding. Furthermore Heidelberg University supports outstanding students and young scientists through a variety of scholarships and support programmes. There are special ones for different phases of study and continuing education.

In certain cases, students may receive grants in accordance with the Employment Promotion Act (Arbeitsförderungsgesetz), the Federal Law on War Pensions (Bundesversorgungsgesetz), the German Restitution Laws (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz) and the law on the reintegration of prisoners of war (Heimkehrergesetz). Please get in touch with the relevant authorities.

A number of institutes and faculties offer grants or subsidies for students in particular subject areas and which are partially reserved for the promotion of certain projects. Information is available from the relevant institutes.

For more information click here.


Im Neuenheimer Feld Campus
Bergheim Campus
Altstadt Campus

Student life

Studienstart 2020/2021