The idyllic University City Heidelberg is located in the southwest of Germany in the metropolitan area Rhein-Neckar, right next to the river Neckar. The city has a long history dating back to the Roman era. The castle ruins and the old town of Heidelberg attract millions of tourists every year.
30.000 of the 140.000 inhabitants of Heidelberg are students, most of whom study at the University of Heidelberg.
The University was established in 1386 as the third university to be founded in German-speaking countries and is the oldest university in Germany. Students study a wide range of subjects,the most popular of which remain Medicine, Law and Sciences.
Thanks to its central position, other famous University Cities including Karlsruhe, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Mainz and Köln can be reached very quickly from Heidelberg.
As a University City, Heidelberg welcomes many international students. Our students can get a quick impression of student life, and students living in the city can use and improve their language skills on a daily basis.