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Heidelberg ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Heidelberg

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Heidelberg
309 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Heidelberg
Nightlife
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Geographic setting
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Public transport
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Climate
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Cleanliness
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Affordability
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Shopping
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Safety
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What our students said about Heidelberg

4.0

Rating: 4/5

It is an expensive, touristic city. It's hard to find an accommodation and the cost of living is expensive. The locals are not so friendly.

Michael
Australia
4.0

Rating: 4/5

A lovely place that I enjoyed very much and hope to visit again.

Jacqueline
England UK
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I feel lucky to have spent my 2 months here.

Hande
Turkey
4.0

Rating: 4/5

The city delights with its beauty!)

Svetlana
Russia

What school directors said about Heidelberg

Karl-Heinz Rippel

Heidelberg is a beautiful historic city. It is home to the oldest university in Germany that is still recognized as one of the best universities in the world today. Its location also offers easy access to some of Germany's most coveted universities, reasearch centres and international companies located in the area.

Karl-Heinz RippelDirector of F+U Academy of Languages, lives in Heidelberg since 1978
Beata Drogi

Nestled in a valley, surrounded by forests and cliffs, this historic city in Germany was ranked the ninth most inspiring city to visit globally.

Beata DrogiDirector of Alpha Aktiv, lives in Heidelberg since 1985

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Heidelberg

F+U Academy of Languages

I took English and German courses. For me, my English lessons with Valeria were the best and had a great time. In general, the school pays attention to students and they are organized and have quick solutions if you have a question or problem. Also, Lots of culture together in the school. That was one of my favorite things.

30 January 2024
Course: English Intensive Course 20 + German Module Course 10 - 8 weeks
Student age: 24 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

Good organisation of the learning process

24 October 2023
Course: German Intensive Course 20 - 8 weeks
Student age: 17 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

It's flexible and accommodating personal needs.

18 September 2023
Course: German Intensive Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 46 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

I think, their online lessons were processed better than other schools.

25 January 2022
Course: German Hybrid Intensive Course 20 - 32 weeks
Student age: 32 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

I really liked the atmosphere at school and in class. The lessons were always different and fun and I learned a lot. The teachers were great and I met a lot of new people.

31 August 2020
Course: Intensive Course + Module Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 16 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

Great choice of classes and teachers, ability to skip levels where appropriate.
Admin staff members are helpful so don't hesitate to refer to them any issues.

23 December 2019
Course: Intensive Course + Module Course - 16 weeks
Student age: 37 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

I like the organisation, school staff and teacher. Not all student rooms had air condition (this summer with +37 in the shadow it was quite critical).
I definitely recommend F+U to other students!

8 August 2019
Course: German Intensive Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

The campus is dispersed in few locations, but is highly accessible by Straßebahn.

23 July 2019
Course: German Intensive Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

Most of the teachers aren't native speakers.

20 May 2019
Course: Intensive Course + Module Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 22 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
Alpha Aktiv

This school isn't serious. When you have a problem, the administration listen but don't help you. You can't trust them. All is disorganized. The school isn't XL, please update that.

25 February 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 24 years

3.9

Rating: 3.9

| 26 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

The most wonderful thing about the school is the professionalism of the teachers. I am specifically talking about my professor, Patricia Balazikova. Not only is she very professional but also a very kind and friendly type of person. Every day she never failed to not only teach us, but to also make the teaching fun and enjoyable. The professor also gives Literature once a week which had a really positive impact on my Education.
This is a school with friendly staff and professional teachers who are always nice and helpful.

7 January 2019
Course: German Intensive Course 20 - 16 weeks
Student age: 26 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
Alpha Aktiv

All the lessons were carried out in German.
The entire process was professionally carried out.

25 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 14 years

3.9

Rating: 3.9

| 26 reviews
Ms Abirami A/p Vijaya KumarAlpha Aktiv
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

It was in a house.
I enjoyed it immensely.

8 December 2018
Course: Standard 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 71 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 1 review
Alpha Aktiv

Positive learning atmosphere in the class, clean & central accommodation, friendly office staff, small classes, mixed nationalities, free time activities well organized.
Thanks for the super nice time in Heidelberg!

31 October 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 44 years

3.9

Rating: 3.9

| 26 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

I liked the location, near the old town, shopping centers and a large bus station. The city of Heidelberg itself is also very interesting. I liked the host family too.
Good school in a beautiful city. They respond to all requests very quickly, including by e-mail.

13 September 2018
Course: Intensive Course + Module Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 17 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

Apart from the classes, it is interesting the offer of cultural or leisure activities. Some might not seem so interesting at first, but it worth participating to get to know people and the city during the first days.
The courses don't really start on Monday as announced but new students are placed in long-term courses which have been going on for months. In my group, there were people who had been in that course up to a couple of months. Also, possibly due to the summer period, the teachers changed several times. One for standard lessons, one purely for grammar and another for conversation. This is actually an advantage, because each teacher has a methodology and an accent and different aspects of the language are perceived.

12 September 2018
Course: Intensive Course + Module Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 247 reviews

Information about Heidelberg

Why Heidelberg? Heidelberg is a very popular and attractive city mainly due to its location, castle and university. The beautiful old town is situated in the valley of the Neckar river. Being one of the few cities that suffered hardly any damage during World War II, it is a pleasure to stroll through its narrow and picturesque streets. Every part of Heidelberg is easily accessible on foot. The lively main street is ideal for shopping. Heidelberg's castle is world famous and paying a visit is something one can not miss – the reward is an incredible sight. Countless cultural activities and festivals attract visitors throughout the year.
What we like about Heidelberg
  • Beautiful architecture.
  • Good location to explore surrounding cities and landscapes.
  • Doesn't get overcrowded in the high season.
  • Very safe for solo travellers.
What we dislike about Heidelberg
  • High prices throughout the year.
  • Not a wide variety of things to do for those interested in long courses.
Population:   144,000
Time zone: -7h. (GMT +1)
Region: Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe Region
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.4585 SGD)
Visa: Nationals from Singapore do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Germany in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Germany on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 217 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 154 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Singapore
  • Price index excluding rent: 83* (17% cheaper than Singapore)
  • Price index including rent: 70* (30% cheaper than Singapore)
  • Price index food only:69* (31% cheaper than Singapore)
  • Big Mac price (Germany average): 4.39 €
    (13% more expensive than in Singapore)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle
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Heidelberg
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Frankfurt (FRA) - 71 km. from Heidelberg city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Frankfurt am Main Airport, Mannheim Hauptbahnhof; Mannheim Hbf, Heidelberg Hbf

Every 240 minutes, 65 minutes.

Main stops: Frankfurt am Main Airport, Heidelberg

Taxi: 60 minutes drive to city center of Heidelberg

Stuttgart (STR) - 87 km. from Heidelberg city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 120 minutes.

Main stops: Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart North, Heilbronn central station, Heidelberg

Taxi: 80 minutes drive to city center of Heidelberg

Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) - 118 km. from Heidelberg city center

Public transportation to city center:

4 per day, 130 minutes.

Main stops: Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Alzey, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim ZOB, Heidelberg

Taxi: 100 minutes drive to city center of Heidelberg

Q&A - Questions and answers about Heidelberg

  • The F+U Academy in Heidelberg is registered in the Erasmus + programme and will sign the Mobility Agreement for you without any problems.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 09, 2024
  • In Heidelberg, the school Alpha Aktiv offers a junior course for students from 14 to 17 years old in the summer. The minimum required language level is A2 - elementary.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 12, 2023

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