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HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY, HEIDELBERG, BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Heidelberg, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1386Established Year
  20953Enrollment

Heidelberg University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Heidelberg University is Germany’s foremost university which was established in 1386. Located in the Baden-Württemberg state of southwest Germany, the comprehensive, public university is a leader amongst research-based universities in Europe.

A survey conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) revealed that the university is among the most popular venues for international doctoral candidates.

Heidelberg University is globally ranked at #47 by Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2019.

Among other German Universities and universities across the world, Heidelberg is a leader in the field of medicine, life sciences and classical & ancient history.

Heidelberg University Rankings

  • Ranked #1 in Germany, #12 in Europe, and #47 in the world by Shanghai Ranking of World Universities
  • Ranked #3 in Germany, #13 in Europe, and #44 in the world by Times Higher Education
  • Ranked #3 in Germany, #19 in Europe, and #66 in the world by QS World University Ranking
  • Ranked #2 in Germany, #15 in Europe, and #56 worldwide by “Best Global Universities” Ranking

Heidelberg University Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1386
Total Enrollment28,653
Total Funding Received (2018)€ 764.9 million
Number of Degree Programs 180
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time
Total Appointed Professors458
International Student Percentage18.6 %
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 14,500
Contact International Office+49 6221 54-5454 | studium@uni-heidelberg.de

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The university comprises 12 faculties, 2 of which are medical centers. Around 180-degree programs are offered at Heidelberg University at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
  • 14 master’s programs are offered at the university for both continuing students(minimum 1 yr of work experience) and consecutive masters students.
  • Some of the master’s programs offered in English include Biomedical Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Economics, International Health, Molecular Biosciences, and Physics.
  • Many disciplines offered by the university are among the top-ranked subjects in the world. Some of the top-ranked subjects offered by the university include Life Sciences, Medicine, Classics & Ancient History, Biology, Pharmacology, Geography, etc.
  • The Heidelberg student union operates 65 halls of residence. However, due to high demand for rooms, only 13% of all new students can find cheap accommodation with the student union, nearly half of which are international students.
  • Many students decide to stay in hostels before they can arrange a proper housing facility. Boarding House Heidelberg, Steffi’s Hostel, Lotte Hostel, and Monteurzimmer-Heidelberg.de are some of the cheap hostels available in the city.
  • The cost of living in Heidelberg is comparatively higher than cost of living in most parts of Germany, hence, international students should be financially adept before choosing to pursue an education here.

Heidelberg University Admissions

Application Deadlines

For undergraduate programs- July 15 (winter); January 15 (summer)

Deadlines for master’s programs are varying.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Official Transcripts; Undergraduate Degree Certificate (master’s applicants)
  • German Language Proficiency: German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education - Second Stage; German Language Examination for University Entrance (DSH) - Level 2; Goethe Certificate 2; TestDaF (TDN 4 or above); certificate of ”telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”
  • All applications for admission are made directly to the Heidelberg University application portal
  • Admission to medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy programs requires students to get their preliminary document verification from uni-assist
  • Motivation letter; CV; TestAS result (for select graduate-level programs)
  • Proof of financial funds (ability to spend € 725 per month)
  • Proof of health insurance

There might be additional requirements for specific programs of study at Heidelberg University.

Specific Visa Requirements are an important factor to keep in mind while planning your higher education abroad.

For admission to doctoral programs, prospective students must find a supervisor willing to support their research proposal.

Inability to meet the German language requirements is a problem that can be solved by taking up language preparatory courses at the Heidelberg University, or in your own home country. The university also has an International Summer School which offers 4-week German courses at different levels.

Since all undergraduate programs and majority of the master’s degree programs are offered in German, it is imminent for international students to provide proof of German language proficiency.

How to Apply?

All applicants from non-EU/EEA countries are required to apply for admission online on the university website.

Candidates seeking admission to courses with national restrictions (medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry) should apply through Uni-assist for document verification.

Heidelberg University Tuition Fee & Other Costs

Heidelberg University charges its international students from non-EU/EEA countries a tuition fee of € 1,500 per semester since the winter semester 2017/18.

ExpenseAnnual Amount in EUR
Tuition Fee (non-EU/EEA)€ 1,500 x 2= € 3,000
Semester Fee€ 169.25 x 2= € 338.50
Health Insurance ( € 90/mo)€ 105 x 12= € 1,260
Living Expenses (€ 735/mo)€ 835 x 12= € 10,020
Total€ 14,618.50

The table above shows the estimated cost of attendance for international students (non-EU/EEA) studying at Heidelberg University. In some special cases, candidates may apply for exemption from the tuition fee.

Students pursuing their studies at Heidelberg University will spend approximately 850-950 euros per month on living expenses. Students should ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover their expenses.

Heidelberg University Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • A few scholarships are available for highly-qualified international candidates through German Student Exchange Services (DAAD).
  • International candidates should look for organizations providing scholarships in their home country; only a limited number of grants and scholarships are provided to international candidates by German government.

The university provides limited scholarships to international students based on financial need, merit, and/or both.

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Heidelberg University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population20953
Average Cost of Attendance$382 / Year

Attendance Cost

$382

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$382 / Year
Post Graduate Program$382 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Private Apartment, furnished$599 / Year
Apartment shared by 2, furnished$428 / Year
Apartment shared by 3, furnished$653 / Year
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    Felix n. jepsen, DENMARK Bachelor of science [b.sc] chemistry on-campus
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    LIFE AT HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY

    Studying at one of the renowned and well-established university has always been my aim. So I applied to various universities in Germany. And luckily I was selected in two to three of them. Then after a research work, I selected Heidelberg University to pursue my further studies.


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    The course that I am studying aims 100% to equip us with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Chemistry. I am gaining basic knowledge in a variety of fields, acquire experimental skills. Also, I am developing the ability to think independently and behave responsibly. Once I graduate, I will be having a good overview of the nature of chemical bonds and I will be able to apply appropriate methods to solve research questions in the field of chemistry.

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