First year in Heidelberg

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany. Today, as in the past, Heidelberg is a leading instituion for research and teaching in Europe. It has two medical faculties on seperate campuses, one in Heidelberg and one in nearby Mannheim, both offering innovative study courses. These programs aim to graduate students from various subjects with a view to forming interdisciplinary teams and fostering mutual learning.

The Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University emphasizes the interconnectedness between, and the excellence of, its four foci, all of which extend from research to clinical application: oncology, vascular medicine, medical technology and neuroplasticity/pain research. The active participation of almost all clinics and institutes of the faculty in these areas reflects the strong interdisciplinary approach of our research.

Study Programme

First semester Credits Second semester Credits
Module 1: Foundation model 3 Research intership 20
Module 2: The molecular and cellular basis of medical disorders 6 Spring school: Personal Development 2
Module 3: Understanding disease processes 6 BBB2 4
Module 4: Diagnosis and Therapy 9    
Module 5: Choose your own courses * 6    
BBB1 4    

* You can choose between:

  • Molecular Oncology
  • Neurobiology
  • Vascular Medicine


Please note: The IMIM coordination reserves the right to make amendments to the above mentioned course lists should this be required, e.g. in terms of the partner universities ability to issue the required double degree certificates. In case of different options, the courses/modules selected may still have to be approved by the local and/or central examination committee(s).