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Additional Offers

Free services

Homework support (Monday to Friday 15.00 - 17.00); Literature seminar (Thursdays); theatre and cinema working group (Wednesdays); TestDaF preparation (speaking and listening practice, Saturdays); orientation tour of Heidelberg’s Old Town (Mondays); hikes (Heiligenberg, Philosophers’ Walk, Heidelberg Castle Gardens, Tuesdays).

University Advisory Service

We offer a higher education advice service for our learners at the school who upon completion of their course wish to begin a degree course at a German university. The service includes checking documentation, orientation and help in the selection of suitable universities/subjects, assistance with up to three university applications, and the correction of letters of motivation and CVs. Requirement: Higher education admission qualification in the learner’s home country. Fee: €300.

Provisional Admission Service

We offer university application support for learners who have booked an intensive course of at least 12 weeks at our school and require provisional university admission for their visa application. We check the application documents and assist with the preparation of up to two university applications, correction of the letters of motivation/CV and communication with the universities. The processing time for the individual universities can take up to eight weeks and should be taken into account in the application process.
Admission requirement: Evidence of the higher education admission qualification in the learner’s home country.
Fee: €450 plus any applicable processing fees charged by the respective university. (A successful application cannot be guaranteed. In case the application is rejected by the university €200 of the administration fee will be refunded. The university’s processing fee is non-refundable.)

Support with Official Matters

We offer customers requiring a visa the following services after arrival: Support in almost all bureaucratic matters, convenient registration or re-registration at the town hall, advice and appointment scheduling for opening or activating a bank account, help with organising German health insurance, checking documents for the immigration authorities, and general information on extending visas.
Requirement: Language course booking of at least 12 weeks.
Fee: €275 (individual services, such as registration at the town hall, can also be booked separately for €85).

À la Carte Courses

Parallel to our intensive courses, we organise various special courses in cooperation with local sports clubs, operators and music schools. Selected courses: Football, handball, table tennis, tennis, basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, rugby and other sports, as well as music lessons and floristry. Please note that the practice sessions are invoiced separately. The fee depends on the number of hours booked and, in particular, on the type of activity. For sports lessons just a small fee is normally required, payable to the sports club.
Placement fee: €325 (A successful placement cannot be guaranteed; if no placement is found, €225 will be refunded.)

Piano Practice

Practice session at the school’s two pianos (including a Steinway & Sons piano): €8 per 60 minutes.

Language Course with Internship

Applications for the internship (maximum duration three months, unless offered as training module in conjunction with a course of study) should be made at least eight weeks before the preferred starting date. Short-term internships (max. 4 weeks) are usually offered at an F+U school.
Requirements: Participation in an intensive course of at least two weeks and intermediate language skills (level B1; for an internship at F+U level A1 is acceptable). Applicants from third countries must provide a work visa for the internship (e.g. a Working Holiday visa). All applicants must also provide evidence that the internship supports career orientation (orientation internship) or is to be carried out as an accompaniment to training or studies. Supporting evidence may include, for example, a training contract, course enrolment form or school letter of authorisation.
Placement fee*: €350 (short-term internships of 2-4 weeks: €200).
*Successful placement cannot be guaranteed. If placement is not possible, 50% of the fee will be refunded; alternatively, the internship can be completed at F+U.
Erasmus+: Language course, accommodation, company internship, monthly grant. Every year the Academy of Languages organises internships and language courses as part of the EU Erasmus+ programme.

Language Lessons with Cultural Training

The programme is designed for young people keen to take an active role in our cultural programme, alongside their German course. We highly recommend the programmes offered by our Japanese Centre and Chinese Centre. Administration fee: €225

Cultural Programme

Groups are accompanied by a member of school staff; unless otherwise indicated only travel and personnel costs are included in the fee. The minimum number of participants is 10 for each event. School classes participate in our general programme; separate activities are only organised for an additional fee. Details are available on request.

*1) German Wine Route in nearby Palatinate, Speyer (cathedral); Mannheim (Luisenpark); Bad Wimpfen, Schwetzingen Palace (incl. admission).

*2) Frankfurt am Main, Strasbourg, Europa-Park (incl. admission), Rüdesheim am Rhein, Stuttgart (Mercedes Benz or Porsche Museum; incl. admission), Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Baden-Baden, Black Forest, Nuremberg, Lake Constance.

DHL Express fee (for documents): € 90

Visit to Authorities: € 60 per visit

For example: accompaniment to registration office, help with opening a bank account, help with applying for health insurance, accompaniment to foreigners’ registration office for visa extension.
Includes: Preparation (help compiling the necessary documents) and visit to the authority.

Change of School Location

If booked when enrolling: free of charge!
If booked after course start: € 100

Cancellation fees (Course cancellations)

  • until 2 weeks prior to course start: free of charge!
  • until 1 week prior to course start: € 25
  • until Friday, 12:00pm, prior to course start: € 50
  • later, but still prior to course start: enrollment fee + 1 week’s course fee
  • cancellation due to visa refusal: € 125 administration fee + all costs incurred

Special Fees – Residences

1. Room cancellations

  • until 2 weeks prior to scheduled move-in: free of charge!
  • until 1 week prior to scheduled move-in: € 50
  • until Tuesday, 18:00pm, prior to scheduled move-in: € 100
  • later, but still prior to scheduled move-in: administration fee + 1 week’s rent
  • after scheduled move-in: administration fee + 2 weeks’ rent

2. Surcharge for late lease extensions

  • until 4 weeks before end of old lease: no surcharge!
  • until 2 weeks before end of old lease: € 25
  • until 1 week before end of old lease: € 50
  • less than 1 week before end of old lease: € 75

3. Hosting guests: € 10 per guest per night
4. Renting kitchen utensils: € 45 deposit + € 5 renting fee
5. Penalty fees for violation of house rules: see house rules
6. Parking fee: € 25 per week per parking spot
7. Guarantee of a particular residence: € 200

Japan Centre Assistant Program: € 125

Includes: participation in an evening course German or English, internship report card, support from Japan Centre


Different source languages and target languages are offered. Prices according to the translators’ offers.

Agency fee for internship placement: € 300

Issue and sending of documents after student has left (e.g. certificates): € 5

Sending Exam Certificates, e.g. TestDaF (by registered mail only)

Within Germany: € 3.60
Outside of Germany: € 5.60
Envelope: € 1.55

Group Packages (Available all year)

Throughout the year we offer packages for groups of five or more people. The packages are designed for class trips or groups of adults wishing to improve their foreign language skills together while experiencing German culture in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Our diverse cultural programme offers plenty of variety for the duration of the stay, and can be tailored to meet the special interests of the group participants. To round off the perfect language holiday, accommodation with or without meals can be booked in our halls of residence or with host families; we also offer various transfer options.

Free Offers for Group Leaders

  • Language course (German or English; per five participants)
  • Accomodation in one of our halls of residence (per ten participants; host family and hotel accomodation is only available at list price).

General Information

  • Administration fee: € 200
  • Includes: Placement test, progress test, certificate of participation, use of the school PCs (three computer rooms with 50 PCs), wi-fi.

Special Discount for Group Arrivals

For all group bookings between 29 July and 29 September we offer a special 10% discount on all modules!


German and English courses for Adults (16+)

In July and August young people aged 16 or 17 can choose between our Junior courses (age group 14-17 years) or the adult courses (16+). The latter are offered all year. Course materials (copies): € 10 per participant. Those who prefer to learn with a book can buy the course materials at the school (two books cost between €30 and €60, depending on the level and language). Placement in international groups is guaranteed for German (A1 - C2) and for English (A2 - C1).


Administration fee: € 35 per learner. Arrival: Sunday after 12:00; departure: Saturday by 14:00.

*1): Single or double rooms available with a supplement. We will be happy to provide quotation!


Meals are taken in Heidelberg.

Groups are responsible for their own meals during excursions.


Extra day: One seventh of the weekly fee

Fee per week and per person (*1)

Host family

Hall of residence (in restaurant)


€ 40

€ 45

Half board

€ 80

€ 110

Full board

€ 150

€ 180

*1): Drinks are included in host family accommodation as standard; one soft drink or one cup of tea/coffee is included in halls of residence.

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