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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UK applicants only
  • Program Cost and Budget: Academic Year, Spring
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UK Exchange: Heidelberg University

Heidelberg, Germany

Program Overview

Located in south west Germany on the banks of the River Neckar, the city of Heidelberg is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. 

Established in 1386, Universitat Heidelberg has consistently been ranked in the top three universities in Germany and the top 50 worldwide. It is a truly international institution with almost 20 per cent of the 31,000 student population coming from 130 different countries.

Take a video tour of the city and the university.

The language of instruction for most courses is German and applicants are required to demonstrate a minimum of four semesters of university level German by the time of participation.

A pre-semester intensive German program is included in the exchange benefits, and many UK students spend the first semester of their exchange in the University's International Study Center developing their German language proficiency.

See the Exchange Student Guide for lots more valuable information on the Heidelberg University exchange program

Choosing Courses
Heidelberg University does not publish information on course offerings for the coming semester until shortly before the start of that semester, and recommends students review the course catalog from previous semesters to gain a general overview of course offerings.

The Heidelberg Scholarship
If you're planning on participating in the academic year exchange you are eligible to apply for the Heidelberg Scholarship.

This prestigious award waives the cost of UK tuition and fees for the entire academic year spent abroad, as well as the tuition for the one credit-hour EAP 599 course. 
After arrival in Heidelberg, the scholarship also provides a monthly stipend of €600 toward the cost of accommodation and meals.
Two scholarships are awarded each year. 

Please note - the Heidelberg Scholarship requires a separate application.


  • Live and learn alongside students from Germany and many other countries from around the world
  • Earn credit from Germany's oldest and most prestigious university
  • Pre-semester intensive German language course included in the exchange

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who will have completed GER 202 by the time of participation.  
Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.

Required Applications 
2 | UK Education Abroad & Exchange University
Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.

For More Info, Contact:
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator,


Academic Credit

Students will earn transfer credit from Heidelberg University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Heidelberg University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.


Housing & Meals

Like many universities in Europe, Heidelberg University does not own its own dorms.  Once you've been officially admitted the International Office at Heidelberg University will assist you with securing housing in a student residence. Private accommodation is also available.
You are responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad. 

Student Life

Heidelberg University is saturated with history and culture, as is the surrounding city. Heidelberg possesses both a cosmopolitan and student-friendly atmosphere. With its charming, baroque Old Town, famous churches and the majestic Heidelberg Castle, it is regarded as one of Germany's most beautiful cities.

Immerse yourself in the Romantic era architecture, hike along the Philosopher’s Path, pop into an eatery for a traditional German meal, or spend the day at a museum and the night at a theatre. Heidelberg hosts numerous exciting festivals throughout the year, from the Ball der Vampire (Ball of the Vampires) in February to the Old Town Autumn Festival in September, which includes a Medieval Market, arts and crafts market and music ranging from Samba to rock ‘n’ roll.


Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.




This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.