Institute of Public Health der Universität Heidelberg

The Institute of Public Health is part of Heidelberg University and has steadily grown since its foundation in 1962. It currently has a staff of about 60, which includes full professors, assistant professors, research associates, support staff, and a varying number of visiting scholars, post doctoral fellows and doctoral students.

The Institute’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of health through research, teaching and direct services (patient care, consulting) in developing countries and at home. 

Postgraduate Studies 

The Institute is active in teaching in several ways, including two inter-linked postgraduate programmes:

  • Short Courses in International Health
  • MSc in International Health
Short Courses in International Health

All Short courses in international and global health offered at Heidelberg University can be booked seperately. The courses take one to two weeks. Take a look in "All IPH courses" to select your topic of interest.

Master of Science in International Health

The Master's programme can be done as residential track (1 year full time) or extra-occupational. The latter option includes a three-months core course. Further short courses can be done within 5 years at difffernent Universities throughout Europe (tropEd system). The whole Master's programme costs about 14.000 Euro. 1 year of relevant working experience in the field of public health are mandatory in order to be accepted for the Master's programme.


Abbout Heidelberg University

The University of Heidelberg, the oldest university in Germany, was founded in 1386 by Elector Ruprecht I of the Palatinate. Today the University has about 24,000 students, among them more than 4,500 international students, and is regarded as an important centre of modern research and study in Germany. Fifteen faculties embrace a wide spectrum of subjects in the arts and sciences, including medicine.


Further information on the Institute of Public Health is available at the IPH-website

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