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Dear ERASMUS Mundus Applicant!
On these pages you will find relevant information concerning studies and life in Heidelberg. If you consider an application at Heidelberg university, please read the pages carefully. You will find information on the study programmes offered at Heidelberg University, and details concerning language requirements, the course system, and the academic calendar here. Information on practical matters you have to consider before and after your arrival at Heidelberg, as well as services offered by the university, can be found here. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
The City of Heidelberg
Amidst the hills of Königstuhl and Heiligenberg, Heidelberg is spread out along the river Neckar, in the South west of Germany. The panorama of the city is dominated by the famous castle ruin, situated on the steep Königstuhl above the old town of Heidelberg. As the city escaped bombing during the 2nd World War, most of the old buildings remain, and Heidelberg preserved the character of a medieval town. This is part of the attractiveness which draws approx. three million tourists from all over the world to Heidelberg each year. Besides the town's beautiful natural setting and its historic sights, Heidelberg offers its visitors numerous leisure activities such as cinemas, theatres, concerts, museums, cabaret and countless student bars.
The Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, founded in 1386, is the oldest university of Germany. Situated in the beautiful old city of Heidelberg, the university is still one of the leading centres of academic education in the country.
Today the university has more than 27,000 students, including about 5,600 international students, and is an important centre of modern research and teaching in Germany. The 12 university faculties encompass a wide variety of subjects in the humanities, sciences and medicine.