Heidelberg University is an open research and Germany's oldest university founded in 1836. Heidelberg is the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire. It became a coeducational institute in 1899. Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university and one of the world's oldest surviving universities. Like all other public universities in Germany, Heidelberg does not charge students for tuition. The language of instruction is generally German, while a significant number of graduate degrees are offered in English as well as some in French.

The university offers courses in twelve subjects’ behavioral and cultural studies, philosophy, modern languages, economics, and social sciences, biosciences, physics and astronomy, chemistry and earth sciences, math and computer science, theology, law, and two medical faculties. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar and the main language of instruction is German. Also, some of the popular programs such as Economics, American Studies, International health, and American studies are taught in English. For outstanding research, the university has collaborated with Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, the European Laboratory for Molecular Biology, and the German Cancer Research Centre.

Heidelberg University offers a degree in undergraduate degree program, postgraduate degree program, and doctoral level programs. Presently, the university has 28,653 students enrolled for different degree programs. 18.6% of the total student population of the university comprises of international students. Also, the student exchange program gives a number of opportunities for students to learn and understand a different curriculum. The faculty makes sure that the students gain ample knowledge and practical exposure under their guidance. Around 1,000 doctorates are completed every year from the university and more than one-third of the doctoral students come from abroad.

The university has three Campuses in Heidelberg and one in Mannheim. Neuenheimer Feld is the new campus that was built in 1960. In addition, the Cancer Research Centre of Germany is also located within this campus. It also has a parking space for the students, faculty members as well as visitors. The third campus, Bergheim Campus houses the departments of sociology, political science, and economics. Also, it features a modern library that boasts of about 3.2 million books and has the distinction of the best library in Germany.

The university has a notable list of alumni that includes Robert Schumann (Classical composer), Gottfried Keller (Renowned poet), Dmitri Mendeleev (Creator of the periodic table), Alfred Wegener (Discoverer of the Continental drift), Judith Butler (Gender Theorist), Karl Mannheim (Sociologist) and Max Weber (Father of Modern Sociology).


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(25 Courses) (1 year-2 year) INR 0 - 28.64 L
B.E. / B.Tech(1 Courses) (3 years) INR 2.5 L
M.A.(49 Courses) (2 years) INR 0 - 2.5 L
MIM(2 Courses) (2 years-30 months) INR 2.5 L - 3.05 L
B.Sc.(8 Courses) (3 years) INR 0 - 2.5 L
BBA(1 Course) (3 years) INR 2.5 L


On-campus Accommodation

On-campus accommodation



  • University provides accommodation to only 15% students
  • Available on first come first serve basis