Welcome Centre for International Scholars
Welcome to the homepage of Heidelberg University’s Welcome Centre!
The Welcome Centre is the central information and service institution for you at Heidelberg University. We provide you with the necessary information, advice and customized support around all topics relevant for preparing your stay in Heidelberg and everyday life here – from your arrival, the search for an apartment and essential visits to authorities up to the finding of an appropriate kindergarten for your children. In this, we cooperate very closely with other service institutions of Heidelberg University as well as with the administration of Heidelberg. Furthermore, we regularly organize events and excursions for visiting researchers and their families.
We would ask you to register online at the Welcome Centre so that we can make our services available to you and include you and your family in our social events!
Our service is directed to scientists and researchers after their PhD (post-docs and further). If you are an international student, please contact the office for international matriculated students. Applicants for a university place address themselves to the admission office for international applicants. Foreign graduate students can contact the Graduate Academy.
On our homepage you can find information on the following topics:
Preparing your stay
- Planning your research or teaching project
- Funding options
- Visa and other immigration-issues
- Living in Heidelberg
- How to reach Heidelberg and maps
Living in Heidelberg
- Life on Campus
- Language Courses
- Helpful Hints: Getting around, Cultural Life
Working in Heidelberg
Family and children
- Child care
- Financial assistance for families: child benefit, parental allowance, maternity pay
- Special services for women
- Activities for children
The Welcome Centre Heidelberg is member of Euraxess – a European network of service centres for internationally mobile researchers, coordinated on the national level in Germany since April 2015 by the the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany (DLR).
The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and is regularly updated. However, we cannot assume any liability for the completeness, accuracy or up-to-dateness of the pages.
Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided.