Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

The University of Heidelberg or Roberto Carola how it was known in Latin world, was founded in the far year of 1386. Thus, this university is proud of being the oldest university in Germany and in Europe too.

With its long history and tradition, the Heidelberg University has seen many ups and downs and today is ranked as one of the most reputed universities in the country. During its long and challenging history, the university left his mark on different fields of education and more. Many recognized names the likes of Robert Bunsen, Herman Helmholtz, Gustav Kirchhoff and Max Weber came out of this amazing university.

Thanks to its wonderful load work in scientific research, the university holds a reputation among researchers and scientist all over the world. The university boasts 17 research centers of high-quality which are separate units aiming to carry out the research and teaching studies. These centers are assigned to the Rectorate.

More than 30,000 students are currently attending this universit

y in one of more than 160 study programs in its four faculties: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Humanities and Theology, Faculty of Law, economics and social sciences and faculty of Medicine. The Medical faculty has two campuses, one located in Heidelberg and the other in Manheim. Students willing to enroll this university can choose one of more than 160 study programs.

Because of its worldwide reputation, the University of Heidelberg, as of statistics of 2016/17 winter semester, is hosting 5,793 foreign students. Compared to the total number, international students share 18.8% of students which is quite impressive. Recalling a report of DAAD, this university is the favorite one of international of doctoral students.

Such a large number of international students studying in the Roberto Carola are an indication of its partnerships with other universities in the world. According to the university’s homepage, they’re running exchanging programs with 450 colleges worldwide and maintaining partnerships with twenty-three foreign universities. Mo

reover, the university is part of European networks in higher education like the League of European Research Universities (LERU) or Coimbra Group.

The application procedure at the University of Heidelberg differs depending on several factors, including country of residence, the academic level and the type of course.

The general application deadline for all undergraduate courses are as stated below

1 June to 15 July  for the following winter semester

1 December to 15 January for the following summer semester

International students whose entrance qualification is not equivalent to the Abitur (a standard test where high schoolers in Germany sit for examination), must take a test of admission to enter university. This also applies to those students who may have finished a licensed German secondary school in their home country.

Note that the application process cannot be carried online, but must be made in person.

An academic year at the University of Heidelberg is divided into two semesters. The summer semester runs from 1st April to 30th

September while the winter semester starts on October 1st and ends on March 31st.

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