Information for visiting researchers

Visiting researchers and scholars are always welcome! All year round, the institute hosts a great number of international guests from all around the world, e. g. from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and Turkey. For a list of our current guests, please click here.

The institute’s library offers long-term working desks for the work on research topics in the fields of international private law, procedural law and comparative law which relate to research projects of the institute. If you are interested in pursuing a research visit at the institute, please send your application to the institute’s secretary, Ms. Tauber. As there are only a limited number of working desks available, we advise you to apply as early as possible.

Please include your curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation and a short summary of your research topic  in your application. The summary can be written in either German, English or French and should not exceed one page. It should also outline how the use of the institute’s library would benefit your research. Please note that a basic knowledge of the German language is required in order to make optimum use of the institute's resources. If your application is approved, we also appreciate your willingness to give a short presentation of your research in front of the institute’s staff.

The directors as well as the institute’s staff look forward to your application.

Financing options

If you would like to apply for a grant or a scholarship for your work as an visiting researcher, you can contact the following organizations:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)Externer Inhalt
Kennedy-Allee 50
53175 Bonn
Phone +49 228 8820
Fax +49 228 882444

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationExterner Inhalt
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn
Phone +49 228 8330
Fax +49 228 833199

For information about other German grants or scholarships as well as for further information for international guests, please contact the International Relations Division of the University of Heidelberg.


We urge you to start looking for accommodation as soon as possible as the demand on the housing market is high.

The University of Heidelberg operates four guesthouses, which offer fully furnished flats of different sizes to international scholars and their families. Please always include the name of your host institute and address your application to the

Heidelberg University Guesthouses
Im Neuenheimer Feld 370
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-7150 / 7151
Fax: +49 6221 54-7155

For shorter stays you can also contact the

International Academic Forum Heidelberg
see Apartments
Hauptstrasse 242
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54 36 90

For a listing of furnished flats and rooms, please contact the

International Relations Division
Seminarstr. 2
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 542497
Fax: +49 6221 542332

There are also several online apartment exchanges:

www.gaestezimmerzentrale.deExterner Inhalt
www.wohnungsboerse.deExterner Inhalt

The private academic guest house offers furnished flats for research graduates, university lectures and professors:

Cambridge CourtExterner Inhalt
Rohrbacher Straße 69-1
69115 Heidelberg

Your contact person is:

Dr. Max Mohl
Postfach 82
69245 Bammental
Phone: +49 6223 5243
Fax: +49 6223 49696
E-mail: or

Another private guest house is

Midori The Green GuesthouseExterner Inhalt
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 4
69221 Dossenheim
Phone: +49 6221 87 298 0
Fax: +49 6221 87 298 142

If you would like to apply for a room at one of the student residences, you can contact the

Studierendenwerk Heidelberg
Marstallhof 1
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 542706
Fax: +49 6221 600567

If you would prefer to stay in a hotel or a bed & breakfast, you can contact the

Tourist Information Centre HeidelbergExterner Inhalt
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1 (Hauptbahnhof)
69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 5844444
Fax: +49 6221 5840254

for recommendations.

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Latest Revision: 2022-03-21
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