Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


If your are interested in studying astronomy at Heidelberg University the guide available below gives you an overview of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Physics degree programmes and how you can study astronomy within them. It is based on the official regulations of the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy ("Prüfungsordnungen") and the module handbooks.

For any further questions concerning your studies of Astronomy in Heidelberg please contact one of our study advisors:

- Prof. Dr. Andreas Just, Tel. +49-(0)6221-54-1829, just(at) (Astronomisches Rechen-Institut)
- Prof. Dr. Stefan Wagner, Tel. +49-(0)6221-54-1712, swagner(at) (Landessternwarte Königstuhl)


The lecturers of ZAH cover most of the lectures for Astronomy at the university. Additionally the scientists of ZAH are active in the basic education in physics. The information system of the university (LSF) presents the full range of lectures for


The institutes of ZAH offer Bachelor- or Master-Projects for graduate students to allow an early insight to actual scientific research.

Master- and PhD-Projects

The supervision of Master- and PhD-Projetcs play an important role to connect education and research. Along with ZAH many theses projects are offered by the Max-Planck Institutes MPIA and MPIK.


The "International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics (IMPRS)" at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD) is a collaborative effort between the Max Planck Society, represented by MPIA and MPIK, and the University of Heidelberg, represented by ZAH. It offers students in astrophysics a first-class education in the framework of the HEIDELBERG GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR PHYSICS.

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