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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 28,281
Students at this campus 26,469
Semester contribution 169,25 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
15.1 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
26.2 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
22.6 %
Humanities, Languages
29.2 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
3.1 %
Other studies
3.8 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
44.3 %
Master's degree
21.1 %
Teacher qualification degree
6.1 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
25.4 %
Other types of degrees
3.0 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Library system with 39 libraries and university library as management centre; Total inventory 6.2 million media, 6,500 running print magazines, 138,000 e-journals, 3,500 databases, 633,000 e-books; Publication services / publisher with 143,000 open access documents; university library inventory of 3.2 million media, including 980,000 volumes of old inventory -1900, 6,890 manuscripts, 1,806 incunabula; 2.3 million visitors, 46,000 active users, 1.1 million loans, 21.4 million accesses to the e-library per year; Opening hours 8:30 a.m.-1a.m.; digitalisation centre DFG specialist information services Antiquity, Art, Asia; 17 ongoing third-party funded projects. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Swedish, Czech. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. Heidelberg University students can take part in the sports program at the University of Mannheim and the University of Teacher Education in Heidelberg. The university sports at Heidelberg University offer comprehensive and differentiated opportunities to take up, develop and develop a healthy, active lifestyle. With a wide range of offers (fitness and health sports, sports games, dance and relaxation, outdoor sports and much more), we want to reach the interests of as many students (and staff) as possible at different levels of ability and performance. The program is also open to students of Heidelberg University of Education and the University of Mannheim. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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