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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg



  • Standort Heidelberg
  • Seminarstraße 2
  • 69117 Heidelberg
  • Phone: +49 6221 54-0
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1386
Total number of Students 28,102
Students at this campus 26,186
Semester contribution 171,80 €
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
16.1 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
27.5 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
22.3 %
Humanities, Languages
26.7 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
3.5 %
Other studies
3.8 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
44.3 %
Master's degree
20.2 %
Teacher qualification degree
4.0 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
29.9 %
Other types of degrees
1.7 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Locations: Heidelberg University Library is one of the largest scientific libraries in Germany; Historic Main Library Old Town; Neuenheim branch for medical and natural sciences; 39 specialist libraries; Stock: 6.1 m media; 6,200 journals; 148,000 E-Journals; 3,700 databases; 751,000 E-Books; 215,000 open-access documents. UB with 3.2 m media; of which 980,000 volumes old stock up to 1900; Services: The university library acquires some 38,000 new publications each year; 43,800 active users; 911,000 loans; 23 million accesses to the Electronic Library; Opening hours Mon-Fri 08:30-1:00 and Sat/Sun 09:00-1:00; 1,435 reading places and workstations; Extensive offer of counselling and training, on-site and in the virtual space; Publication services/university publisher heiUP; Historical collections/manuscripts and incunabula; Digitalisation centre; German Research Foundation (DFG) specialist information services/key collections on classical archaeology, art history and South Asia; 19 ongoing third-party projects more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Galician, Czech and Ukrainian. Courses in speech training/speech science are offered as well. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Heidelberg University students can take part in the sports program at the University of Mannheim and the University of Teacher Education in Heidelberg. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. We want to get as many students and staff as possible exercising and inspire them with the diversity of sport. Health, exercise, motor learning and common social interaction are our central themes. In the heiMOVE project, we are developing the ‘university sport of tomorrow with innovative offers for all members of the university community (including audio coach, podcasts, personal training, camps and events). The program is open to students of Heidelberg University of Education and the University of Mannheim. Sports: A wide range of offers (fitness and health sports, sports games, dance and relaxation, outdoor sports and much more) is supplemented by innovative formats (e.g. MOVEmaker, moving campus, personal training, MOVEmap) and cooperation arrangements with Univital (Student Health Management). more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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