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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 29,740
Students at this campus 29,740
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 152,30 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
18.3 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
23.7 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
22.3 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
29.2 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
2.7 %
Other studies
3.8 %

Types of degrees

39.0 %
18.7 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
29.0 %
Other types of degrees
13.3 %

Central services

Special features regarding the library
Library system with 44 libraries and university library (UB) as management centre; total stock 6.2 million media, 7,700 current print journals, 116,000 e-journals, 3,300 databases, 808,000 e-books, publication services with 102,000 open access documents; Stock in the university library 3.1 million media of which 980,000 are old stock before the year 1900, 6,890 are manuscripts and 1,806 incunabula; 2.6 million visitors, 47,000 active users, 1.3 million loans and e-library accessed 15.4 million times per year; Opening hours 08:30-01:00; Digitalisation centre; DFG Fachinformationsdienste Antiquity, Art, Asia; 18 current third-party funded projects. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, 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. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of the University of Mannheim and Heidelberg University of Education (PH Heidelberg).The programme is open to: Students of Heidelberg University of Education (PH Heidelberg), University of Mannheim. In addition to the large range of health sports available ranging from aquafit to Tai Chi, courses in water sports are also offered on the Neckar. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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