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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

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Founded in 1386, the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Heidelberg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Baden-Wurttemberg. This institution also has a branch campus in Mannheim. Officially recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 638-year-old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Control Typepublic


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Entity Typenon-profit


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) Heidelberg University
Founded 1386
Motto Semper Apertus
Always open
Colours Sandstone red and gold
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University Location

Address Grabengasse 1
69117 Baden-Wurttemberg
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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Phone Number +49 (6221) 540
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Fax Number +49 (6221) 54 2618
Other locations Mannheim

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Admission Office Admission Office

Seminarstrasse 2
Heidelberg 69117
(6221) 545454

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg has an enrollment range of 30,000-34,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of over-5,000 academic employees (Faculty).

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Control Type Control Type

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg is a public higher education institution.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Entity Type Entity Type

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg is a non-profit higher education institution.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Library

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's main services:

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Coimbra Group
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • German U15

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media

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