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F+U Academy of LanguagesHeidelberg, Germany

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating of F+U Academy of Languages, Heidelberg
Ranked #1 of 3 German schools in Heidelberg
Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Students 18-30 years

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 31-49 years

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 50+ years

Rating: 3.9/5.0

What we like about the school
  • Vocational college for foreign language professions
  • ST Star Awards winner 2016.
  • Received the iStudy Award from 2017 - 2020.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Additional private lessons are cheaper than in most schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg is located in the riverside German city of Heidelberg, in southwestern Germany. Housed in the heart of the historic centre, the school building has great views of Heidelberg's Old Town, Heidelberg Castle and the Neckar River Valley. Surrounding the school are several eateries, amenities, supermarkets, shops, links to public transport and sites of interest.

Course selection: FU Heidelberg provides German courses for students of several age groups and various interests, with something suitable for students of all levels. In addition to General German programmes, which are available over several schedules and intensities, the school supplies German courses in Professional development, Exam Preparation, Business German, Medical German and much more. Many of these courses are available as hybrid courses (classroom and online). All-inclusive junior programmes are available at certain times throughout the year, with the course and activities programme being available to junior students all year round. Private or two-to-one tuition is available independently or in conjunction with any other programme.

This school also offers programmes for learning English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Getting around: The school is just a moment's walk from the Bismarckplatz bus and tram stations, ensuring travel around the city can be made with ease. Several attractions and features of Heidelberg are within walking distance of the school.
  • The language school F+U Academy of Languages was founded in Heidelberg, Germany in 1980.
  • Legal name / parent company: F+U Rhein-Main-Neckar gGmbH
  • Tax registration ID: DE213357564
  • Abbreviated name of school: FU Heidelberg

German Courses

General Language
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by F+U Academy of Languages

Comments about courses

If there are less than 6 students, the number of hours booked will be reduced by 25% (4 or 5 learners), by 50% (2 or 3 learners) or by 75% (1 learner).

Course material:

  • Online courses: EUR 50-70 per level for e-books.
  • In-person courses: EUR 35-70 per level for hard copies / printed books.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 70 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 36 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 09 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 03 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per German language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 100 5
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 200 10
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 225 11.25
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 250 12.5
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 275 13.75
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by F+U Academy of Languages, Heidelberg can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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F+U Academy of Languages (FU)

““As one of the largest language schools and examination centres in Germany and two-time winner of the coveted ST Star Award, we stand for excellence in language teaching and customer-oriented service all year round. We hope to see you very soon at one of our language centres in the beautiful city of Heidelberg, the buzzling capital, Berlin, or even online.””
Karl-Heinz Rippel
Karl-Heinz Rippel
Director of F+U Academy of Languages
Accreditations and Quality seals
FADAFISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEurhodip, FDSV, VDP
German teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:00
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at F+U Academy of Languages and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 70
    Number of public PC workstations: 50

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Barrier-free access

Additional comment about facilities of school

- The fee for using the school's music room is EUR 12/60 minutes. For first-time bookings, a student needs to book 10 hours at least. After paying the hours, the student needs to write the school an email to inform them about their preferred schedule for using the room. If the time fits (it is not possible to use this room during lesson time), a student can start to play music in the music room.

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 1150
Throughout the year: 750
Junior courses - In summer: 150
Minimum age of students
16 years
6 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 70
Adult courses Throughout the year: 50
Junior courses In summer: 10
Average age of students
In summer: 18 years
Throughout the year: 23 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Frankfurt Airport:
165 € one way
320 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Frankfurt am Main.
More information about airports around Heidelberg and how to get from the airport to Heidelberg on your own here on our Heidelberg page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Germany do not require a visa for travelling to Germany and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
90 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Field Hockey
Football (soccer)
Horse riding
Ice Hockey
Table Tennis

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

not offered

Adults - Paid activities

- Guided tours of Heidelberg
- Walks
- Sports activities
- Museum visits
- Boat trip on the Neckar
- Welcome party with food and drinks

Junior - Free activities

Depending on the type of junior course, a leisure activities programme may be included in the course fee.
Examples include: Neckar boat trip, discovery tour of Heidelberg, trips to Heidelberg Zoo, botanical gardens, Fairytale Paradise on Königstuhl, Heidelberg Castle, Museum of the Palatinate Heidelberg, sports activities, picnic by the Neckar, games and sports in the F+U Campus sports hall, mini golf, group games evenings and cookery, swimming in Heidelberg’s open air pool, hiking on the Heiligenberg, visit to the Tinnunculus falconry, visit to Thingstätte and much more.

Junior - Paid activities

Most junior courses include activities.
Video about leisure activities at F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg


Ratings of F+U Academy of Languages compared to ratings of all schools in Germany

 F+U Academy of Languages HeidelbergAverage of all other schools in Germany
Overall school rating4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school