ERASMUS exchange programme


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Lukasz Siegwald, M.A.






Do you want to spend some time abroad?

Are you interested in learning other approaches to or themes in anthropology?

Maybe the ERASMUS mobility programme is something for you.


With ERASMUS anthropology students have the opportunity to study between 3 and 12 months at a European partner university. No tuition fees are charged and students receive a small monthly mobility allowance of around 150€. What makes the program particularly attractive is the supporting infrastructure: a simplified registration process at the partner universities, academic contacts, housing assistance and often language courses at little or no cost.


ERASMUS Outgoing


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​Our Icon Pdf Outgoing Brochure provides general information about our ERASMUS-Programme.









ERASMUS Incoming


Anthropology in Heidelberg offers

  • Numerous courses taught in English on BA and MA level
  • Small scale seminars
  • Thematic focus on medical anthropology, media and urban anthropology, and ritual, gender or methods
  • In-depth regional courses on south Asia, southeast Asia and Oceania
  • Unique possibility to learn a broad variety of Asian languages
  • Several interdisciplinary courses
  • MediaLab to work on projects of ethnographic filmmaking and photography


ERASMUS Flyer Incoming Cover

Our  Icon Pdf  Incoming Brochure provides general information about our ERASMUS-Programme.



For more information visit also the Central ERASMUS office of Heidelberg University.


Icon Pdf Course Overview / Anthropology - Summer 2016


Lsf2Please have a look at the information system of Heidelberg University if you want to know more about the courses offered in the Bachelor's and Master's Programmes in Anthropology at the present term.








Presently the Institute for Ethnology at Heidelberg University has ERASMUS agreements with following universities:

Ie Belfast (1 position, 1 or 2 semesters)
ch Bern (2 positions, 1 or 2 semesters)
Fi Helsinki (2 positions, 1 or 2 semesters)
Nl Leiden (3 positions, 1 or 2 semesters)
(2 positions)
(2 students, 1 or 2 semesters, only B.A.)
Se Lund (1 position, 1 semester)
(2 positions, 1 semester)
(2 positions, 10 months)
(2 positions)
Hr Zadar (1 position, 1 semester)
(3 positions, 1 or 2 semesters)
Warsaw (4 positions, 10 months)













The application deadline is January 10th; the application procedure considers applications for the ERASMUS exchange for the coming academic year, i.e. the next winter semester and the following summer semester. Please apply with the ERASMUS coordinator at the Institute of Anthropology.

For BA students it is recommended to take part in the ERASMUS exchange program in their third or/and fourth semester of study and MA students in their second or third semester. Students of the Institute of Anthropology can also apply for ERASMUS at the South Asia Institute and Karl Jaspers Centre for Transcultural Studies. Please contact the coordinators of these institutes if you want to apply there.

The website of the Central Erasmus Office of Heidelberg University provides answers to most frequently asked questions. If you still have questions please contact our coordinator at the Institute of Anthropology.

Application Procedure

For an application, the following documents are required:

  • Motivation letter (in English). Please mention your first and second choice of the desired exchange destination.
  • Curriculum vitae (including listing of relevant language skills)
  • A list with your grades (can be downloaded from LSF as PDF file)

Selection criteria

  • All documents for application should be present
  • Study performance
  • Language skills
  • Motivation

Who can apply?

You have to be enrolled at the University of Heidelberg. At the beginning of the planned period to study abroad you must be at least your third semester (BA) and meet the application requirements.

Application is open to all full-time students of anthropology at Heidelberg. For more information, please check the Erasmus office of the university.



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