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 Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and Turkey.
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.
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:
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
For a listing of furnished flats and rooms, please contact the
There are also several online apartment exchanges:
The private academic guest house offers furnished flats for research graduates, university lectures and professors:
Rohrbacher Straße 69-1
Your contact person is:
Another private guest house is
If you would like to apply for a room at one of the student residences, you can contact the
If you would prefer to stay in a hotel or a bed & breakfast, you can contact the