Heidelberg University sees itself as a research university with a strong international orientation. Besides enhancing its disciplinary strengths, the University places special emphasis on maintaining the dialogue across traditional subject boundaries.
Website of University: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html
Website for inbound exchange students:http://www.uniheidelberg.de/courses/prospective/admission_int/guide/online_guide_index.html
Online Academic Calendar Website: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/courses/date/dates.html
A full-time course load amounts to 30 ECTS per semester.
The Faculty of Medicine is not open to exchange students.
Limited access to English taught MA Courses (admission needs to be negotiated with the relevant department on individual basis).
Exchange students have a relatively free choice in selecting the classes they want to take. Information on the courses offered in the following semester is published online a few months before the lecture period starts at: http://lsf.uni-heidelberg.de/
Students should have good academic standing.
As the majority of course at Heidelberg University are taught in German students are required to have a solid command of German (at least level B 2!)
2. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
2) Application form for housing (if desired)
3) Application form for admission to the preparatory German language course (if participation is desired)
Health insurance is compulsory for all Heidelberg University students. Students must either have sufficient insurance from their country of residence or take out health insurance in Germany. We strongly recommend that students purchase as some policies from home may not cover all situations or may only reimburse for the amount that a procedure or treatment would have cost at home. Student health insurance in Germany is rather cheap (it costs about E 470 per semester) and includes visits to the doctor and dentist, prescription medicine, hospital treatment (excluding a small basic charge) and some therapeutic treatments.
Student residences at Heidelberg University are administered by the Studentenwerk, an independent organisation providing various services to the student population. The International Office cooperates closely with the Studentenwerk and tries to secure rooms in student residences for international exchange students coming to Heidelberg. However, there is no guarantee that students can be placed in a dormitory as the number of available rooms is very limited (only 14 per cent of all Heidelberg students can be housed in student residences).
Students usually stay in single rooms sharing kitchen and bathrooms in groups of 2 – 4, or in dormitories with kitchens and bathrooms on each floor. There is also a small number of single apartments available. The residences are located in different parts of the city and very close to public transport. Shopping areas are usually nearby. More detailed information about Studentenwerk student residences (including pictures of each residence) is available on-line at http://www.studentenwerk.uni-heidelberg.de. Exchange students are welcome to suggest their favorite choice of residence but – given the limited availability of rooms – there is limited chance that the Studentenwerk can pay full attention to individual requests. If students choose to stay off-campus, it will be the individual student´s responsibility to make their accommodation arrangements.
3． ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
On average, the cost of living and studying in Heidelberg comes to about € 675 – € 800 per month (including rent for a dorm room)
4． VISA REQUIREMENTS
All passport holders must apply for a Student Visa at the local German embassy in order to study in Heidelberg
Exchange Program Coordinator
Tracy Chan (CHAN, Chun-Mei)