If you would like to study at our University for one or two semesters as an exchange student of one of our partner universities, you will find all the important information required in advance listed below.
If you would like to study at Heilbronn University and your home university is not one of our partner universities:
Please send your request via e-mail to our International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.Freemover have to bear the semester contribution completely and tuition fees where applicable.
Usually you need a visa for purpose of studies or internships (no tourist visa).
In order to receive a visa, the German embassy currently requires students to have a minimum personal income of 861.00 Euro per month.
Entry from „areas of variant of concern“
For persons in so-called „areas of variant of concern/ virus variant areas“ (https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete) with a particularly high prevalence of virus mutations, travel to Germany and entry in accordance with the Corona Entry Ordinance are currently prohibited. This also applies to fully vaccinated persons. Exceptions are only possible in very few cases, e.g. for persons with residence and right of residence in Germany. (https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/bevoelkerungsschutz/coronavirus/reisebeschraenkungen-grenzkontrollen/II-reisebeschraenkungen-uer-einreise-aus-virusvarianten-gebieten/welche-ausnahmen-vom-befoerderungsverbot-und-den-einreisebeschraenkungen-aus-virusvarianten-gebieten-gibt-es.html)
For students and researchers from virus variant areas, this means that on-site study courses or research periods in Germany for the winter semester 2021/2022 cannot currently be guaranteed. Please note that entry is also not possible if the German higher education institution has already confirmed a study place: as entry is not possible, visas cannot be issued as long as a country is considered an area of variant of concern.
Please keep up to date with the risk classification of your home country.
Students from EU countries must present their EHIC card if they enroll. Students from countries outside the EU must present a private health insurance without limitation of liability or take out a students' health insurance with a German health insurance company. If you decide to take out a German health insurance policy, we can, upon request, send you the required forms.
The academic year at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences is divided into two semesters:
Official duration: 1 September until 28 February
Beginning of lecture period: End of September/Beginning of October
German course for incoming students: 3 weeks before beginning of lectures
Introduction for incoming students: 1.5 weeks before beginning of lectures
End of lecture period: End of January
Beginning of exam period: End of January
End of exam period: approx. 20 February
For a more detailed schedule of the current winter semester, please click
Official duration: 1 March until 31 August
Beginning of lecture period: Mid-March
Introduction programme for Incomings: 1.5
End of lecture period: End of June
Beginning of exam period: End of June
End of exam period: approx. 20 July
For a more detailed schedule of the current summer semester, please click
You can find detailed information on studying in Heilbronn in our information brochure for exchange students:
Erasmus Plus is the largest education programme in the European Union and offers students, teachers and all higher education staff the opportunity to gain experience abroad.
For more information on the Erasmus+ programme, please contact your Erasmus Exchange Coordinator at your home University.