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8 German Language Schools in Heidelberg - Ranking 2022

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How our students rated their experience in Heidelberg

4.7

Rating: 0.0/5.0

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

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Public transport

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Climate

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Affordability

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shopping

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Safety

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6

What our students said about Heidelberg

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Jacqueline
England UK

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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.

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.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Heidelberg

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

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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 - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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 - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 25 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 - 16 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 25 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 Programme 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 71 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 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

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 25 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

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 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

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 reviews
Alpha Aktiv

Nothing in particular
Low quality. Course and accommodation are cheap and worth even less.

6 September 2018
Course: Super-Intensive Course (Summer Only) - 2 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 25 reviews
Alpha Aktiv

Very peaceful atmosphere and pleasant language learning
The cheap price, but the accommodation is not beautiful. Good for those who expect to sleep only, but the city has everything

4 September 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 25 reviews
F+U Academy of Languages

The teaching
Fantastic ... young staff at the secretary and highly trained teachers

30 August 2018
Course: German Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 42 years

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 237 reviews
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Interesting 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.
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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.

Key Facts about Heidelberg

Population: 144,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe Region
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0362 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 236 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 175 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:78* (22% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:58* (42% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:58* (42% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Germany average):4.41 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Heidelberg

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Events in HeidelbergBest time to take a language course in Heidelberg

June
Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele (theater festival)
Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele (theater festival)

June 2023 - August 2023This summer festival features open air theatre at its best within the walls of the stunning Heidelberg Castle.

October
French week in Heidelberg
French week in Heidelberg

October 2023Since 2006 the city of Heidelberg lives one week out of the year the French way. Numerous events celebrating French culture are organized such as wine tastings and cooking lessons, art exhibitions and concerts by French artists.

Enjoy Jazz
Enjoy Jazz

October 2023 - November 2023A music festival showcasing live concerts on the Karlsplatz followed by a sparkling light and sound show on the façade of the Academy of Sciences building.

What to do in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle
Market Square
Market Square
Student Jail
Student Jail
Altstadt (Old Town)
Altstadt (Old Town)
Heidelberg
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Arrival airports

Frankfurt (FRA) - 71 km. from Heidelberg city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 35,00 €, 60minutes.

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

Every 240 minutes, 7,00 €, 65minutes.

Main stops: Frankfurt am Main Airport, Heidelberg

Taxi:144 €,60 minutes drive to city center of Heidelberg

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Anchorage International, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New Orleans Louis Armstrong, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Philadelphia International, Portland, Providence, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Tampa International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International, Whitehorse
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
Stuttgart (STR) - 87 km. from Heidelberg city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 11,00 €, 120minutes.

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

Taxi:253 €,80 minutes drive to city center of Heidelberg

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Guernsey, Jersey, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin
Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) - 118 km. from Heidelberg city center

Public transportation to city center:

4 per day, 13,00 €, 130minutes.

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

Taxi:205 €,100 minutes drive to city center of Heidelberg

Direct international flights from:
  • Ireland: Dublin, Kerry
  • United Kingdom: Edinburgh, London Stansted, Newquay

Public transportation in Heidelberg

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FAQ about schools in Heidelberg

  • F+U Academy of Languages has received the best overall rating in Heidelberg.
  • F+U Academy of Languages, located in Hauptstrasse 1 has been voted as the school with the best location in Heidelberg.
  • F+U Academy of Languages was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Hall of Residence Category I (Concordia)' at F+U Academy of Languages is the best rated accommodation in Heidelberg.
  • The student price index in Heidelberg is 77.51. For details check the city's cost of living section.
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