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Short Courses in International Health


The short courses programme offered by the Institute of Global Health at Heidelberg University provides opportunities for postgraduate education and professional development. All short courses are open to the institute’s Master’s students, students from other tropEd member institutions, and health professionals wanting to specialise or refresh their knowledge in a particular subject area. Most short courses are tropEd accredited.

Some of our short courses are also accredited by the State Medical Chamber of Baden Württemberg. More information can be found here


How to apply

All short courses can be applied for individually or as part of a Master's programme.
All applications should be submitted online. A limited number of places are available in each short course. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute as many short courses fill up quickly. Please also keep in mind that it may take some time to make all your travel and visa arrangements.


Entry Requirements

All short courses are held in English. Therefore applicants should be highly proficient in both spoken and written English.

For some of the short courses prior knowledge and/or other experience may be required. Please see the specific requirements listed for each course for detailed information.


Most of the short courses offered at the Institute of Global Health are two-week intensive courses, requiring full-time attendance from Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm. On Fridays courses generally finish around noon. If not stated otherwise, all classes and activities will also run on public holidays.


Students and course participants must attend full-time and successfully complete all the assessment components in order to receive a certificate of attendance/grade report from Heidelberg University. tropEd students will be able to credit short courses towards the Master’s programme at their home institution (2 to 4,5 ECTS).

Tuition Fees


2 week courses

1 week courses

General Admission

€ 1,500.00

€ 750.00

tropEd Students

€ 1,000.00

€ 500.00

The Institute charges a non-refundable registration fee of € 200 (credited towards the whole course fee). The remaining tuition must not be paid later than six weeks prior to the start of the course. Unfortunately, the Institute cannot offer any scholarships for the short courses programme.
Tuition fees include coursework, study materials and coffee breaks. Accommodation, insurance, transportation or any other personal living expenses are not included.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

If a student / participant withdraws from a short course offered by the Institute of Global Health

  • less than 6 weeks prior to the start date: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 4 weeks prior to the start date: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 2 weeks prior to the start date: 100% of the course fee will be charged.

Detailed information can also be found on the invoice issued by the Institute of Global Health after registration.