Intensive German Courses at OISE Heidelberg

Situated on the river Neckar, Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For centuries the stunning landscapes and the architecture have captured the hearts and minds of many poets, philosophers, and writers from around the world. Heidelberg is a calm yet academically stimulating location for students and executives to focus on improving their German in a culturally enriching setting.

Tuition & Training Centre

OISE Heidelberg is located in the city centre close to public transport stops. The school is on the fifth floor of a modern building and boasts a roof terrace where students enjoy their coffee breaks and do private study, with views of the Palatinate forest. The signature OISE modern furnishings and media centre add to the comfortable business-like environment, and there is also an open-plan lounge area where tea, coffee, daily newspapers and wifi are available.

The training centre specialises in tuition one-to-one and in small groups, and the tutors have extensive experience tailoring courses both to students studying towards exams in German and executives who need to learn German language and communication techniques specific to their career. OISE Heidelberg also offers courses to prepare students in the UK towards the German AS and A2 Level examinations.


Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest and most famous university town and is known for its baroque Alstadt, vibrant student atmosphere, traditional pubs and enchanting castle, which draw 3 million visitors a year. The compact city is easily explored on foot; take the famous Philosopher's Walk with a beautiful view of the city, sample the bistros, bars, boutiques and cinemas and spend an evening in Germany's oldest jazz club, Cave 54.

Social Programme

The staff at OISE Heidelberg make every effort to make each student's stay as culturally and socially enriching as possible, offering a carefully organised programme of events. Students go on a guided tour of the town and sightsee at local places of interest including Heidelberg Castle. There are also visits to museums, galleries, concerts, festivals and theatres, as well as boat trips down the river Neckar, visits to local breweries and pubs and special trips to local industry for executives and interested students.


Students in Heidelberg can expect comfortable homestay accommodation with hosts who enjoy the company of students and have a genuine interest in helping them to develop fluency in German. There are single rooms with desks available as well as rooms with ensuite bathrooms. High standards are maintained with special attention to students' comments and inspections by OISE Heidelberg's accommodation officer. OISE can assist with alternative arrangements in Heidelberg such as hotels or apartments.


Heidelberg is well served by Frankfurt airport, with flights to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Brussels and beyond. The smaller Mannheim City Airport has flights to Berlin. Heidelberg train station gives access to all major German cities and other European regions.