Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of the strongest research universities in all of Europe. The successes in rounds of the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognised rankings prove that Heidelberg’s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community are well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and an outstanding, well-structured training for doctoral candidates.

Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. As a comprehensive university, Heidelberg aims to continue to strengthen the individual disciplines and to further interdisciplinary cooperation, as well as to carry research results over into society and industry. The continuous development of its international networks, the university offers researchers excellent qualification and development opportunities.

Heidelberg University offers various International Masters Programmes. With a spectrum of more than 180 degree programmes, the Heidelberg University offers an almost unique variety of subject combination options in Germany. See the weblink for details.


Heidelberg University offers a spectrum of opportunities for the young researchers through the Graduate Schools. A comprehensive list of the Graduate Schools could be found at the weblink:


With its aspiration of connecting traditional academic values with future-oriented scientific concepts in research and teaching, the university is building bridges to the future – Zukunft. Seit 1386.

Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA)

Heidelberg University aims to strengthen its international visibility by establishing liaison offices around the world. These offices function as scientific hubs for regional studies, provide services to all institutions of the University and pave the way for international graduates to come to Heidelberg.
The University has focused its international activities in new institutions and enhance its strategy of interlacing transdisciplinarity with multilocal internationality. As a result, it has become an important stakeholder in the target regions, providing teaching, research and knowledge transfer to, with and in South Asia, East Asia, the two Americas and Europe. Heidelberg University established four Foreign Branch Offices viz. Heidelberg Centre Latin America, Heidelberg Centre South Asia, US Liaison Office, New York and Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto.

Heidelberg Centre South Asia was established to enhance academic cooperation with South Asia at all faculties, including the Natural, Earth and Medical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. The centre focuses on promoting cooperation in research and teaching, exchange at faculty and student levels, provide information on research and study opportunities, organise international events, promote alumni networking, joint study programmes and funding opportunities.

Where to find us

Heidelberg Centre South Asia

Address: 21, Jor Bagh New Delhi 110003 India