Spring 2020

The spring semester is a great time to study in Heidelberg. Though temperatures might be cold when students arrive in January, by March the sun will be shining and students will be able to enjoy many outdoor recreation activities that Heidelberg and the surrounding areas have to offer.

At the beginning of the semester, for example, students may want to take a trip to one of the many ski regions nearby. As the temperatures slowly rise, Heidelberg’s great outdoors come back to life.

Also during the spring, Heidelberg hosts one of the biggest music festivals in Germany, the Heidelberger Frühling. Each year, over the four days of the festival, nearly 30,000 visitors come to Heidelberg to enjoy one of the concerts or just to experience the lively atmosphere that the festival brings to the city.

Important Dates

  • Oct. 15, 2019: Application deadline
  • Jan. 2, 2020: Arrival in Heidelberg (plan to arrive by evening)
  • Jan. 2-7, 2020: Mandatory Orientation
  • Jan. 7, 2020: Immersion Block – Classes Begin
  • Jan. 12, 2020: Add/Drop deadline for Immersion Block
  • Jan. 15, 2020 (TBC): Culture and Career Seminar (1st session)
  • Feb. 10, 2020: ESC Block – Classes Begin
  • Feb. 16, 2020: Add/Drop deadline for ESC Block
  • March 4, 2020 (TBC): Culture and Career Seminar (2nd session)
  • TBA: “Castle Talks” International Symposium in Strasbourg
  • TBA: Weekend in Berlin
  • April 6-13, 2020: Spring Break
  • April 30, 2020: Last day of classes including finals
  • May 1, 2020: Check out of housing

View the Course Overview here.