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Tips for a Head Start

Welcome to your first semester at Heidelberg University. The following information should help you to find your way around.

The following information is intended for bachelor students. Some of the organizational information is also relevant for students in the Master programs Mathematics, Computer Science or Scientific Computing.

Abbreviations and Designations


A Heidelberg abbreviation: Im Neuenheimer Feld. The first digit of the building number usually indicates the building row, counting from Berliner Strasse. You will find the institutes of the faculty in the building rows 2 and 3.
ct, st
"cum tempore", “sine tempore” for time indications. Courses usually start "with the academic quarter", for example at 9ct = 9:15 am. On the other hand, 9st = 9.00 a.m.

Sources for Information and Important Addresses