Dormitories and Apartments
The dormitories of the F+U Academy of Languages are a popular type of accommodation among international students. The F+U Academy of Languages has five dormitories with a total of over 350 rooms of various types: single and double rooms, shared apartments or small apartments.
Divided into five categories (A to E), there are gradations in comfort and convenience. While in the dormitories Schmitt, Concordia and Turner you can cook with other international students in the communal kitchens and get to know each other easily, the dormitories März and F+U Campus have integrated pantry kitchens, which you use alone.
In some dormitories, you also share the bathroom and toilet in addition to the kitchen. Other dorms are more comfortably furnished and have a shower integrated into the room. The rooms in the March dormitory and the apartments on campus have their own fully equipped bathrooms with showers.
The dormitories are located in the Heidelberg districts of Kirchheim, Rohrbach, Südstadt, Bergheim and Altstadt. The language school in the heart of Heidelberg's Old Town can be reached by public transportation without changing trains.
Category E - 1 or 2-room apartments with private bathroom and kitchenette
Category E dormitories are located in the Old Town and Bergheim, 0.5-1.7 km from the school. Walking distance to the school is only 8-20 minutes. By public transport you can reach the school in about 8 minutes.
- Equipment: Each apartment is equipped with its own kitchenette and bathroom.
- Furnishings: apartments are equipped with a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair
- Washing machines: Washing machines and dryers are available. We are not responsible for the use of the machines
- Internet: Internet is available free of charge. Please note that we assume no liability for technical faults, errors or failures.
- Bed linen: Bed linen is provided once, please bring your own towels!
- Cooking utensils: Please note that our kitchens are not equipped with cooking utensils. Cooking utensils can be rented based on availability and for a fee of 25€ and a deposit of 40€ (refundable).
- Only on campus: lounge, gym and other attractive additional services directly on campus
2-room apartments on request
In the 2-room apartments can stay up to four persons: The extra charge for the third person is € 150/week and for the fourth person € 125/week. 2-room apartments must be requested separately.
The dormitory "F+U Campus" is part of the newly built (April 2016) F+U Bildungscampus. Centrally located near Heidelberg's main train station, the dormitory impresses with its high-quality facilities that meet the most modern requirements for living and learning. The F+U Academy of Languages can be reached from the school in just a few minutes by bus and train. Restaurants and shopping facilities for daily needs are located in the immediate vicinity.
The new F+U residence hall thus has everything you need to learn at the Academy of Languages with joy and success!
In the middle of Heidelberg's historic old town lies our dormitory in the Märzgasse. This lively side street is a meeting point of urban life away from the busy shopping mile - Heidelberg's main street: Märzgasse offers urban gastronomy, cafés and shopping opportunities.
The dormitory of the F+U Academy of Languages offers small apartments with one or two rooms, a pantry kitchen and a modern equipped bathroom. The language school is just a stone's throw away and can be reached within a few minutes on foot.
Category D - Living in the old town
The dormitory is located directly in Heidelberg's Old Town, about 500 meters from the school. It is only an 8-10 minute walk to the school.
The dormitory of the F+U Academy of Languages offers small apartments with two rooms. The residents share a kitchenette including a microwave and a modern bathroom with shower and toilet. The language school is just a stone's throw away and can be reached within a few minutes on foot.
Our dormitory in the Märzgasse is located in the middle of the historic old town of Heidelberg. From the windows of the charming old building you can see into park-like green areas. The lively side street is a meeting point of urban life with small cafés and bistros. The busy main street is only a stone's throw away.
Category C - Room with private bathroom
Category C dormitories are located 4 km from the school. By public transport you can reach the school in about 15-20 minutes.
The rooms are bright and furnished. The equipment is simple but functional. The common kitchen is the central meeting place for our international students. There you can have a lively exchange of ideas and try out your newly deepened German skills.
The dormitory "Turner" is located in the street of the same name in the Heidelberg district Rohrbach. The district offers urban life in green surroundings. Surrounded by vineyards and a stone's throw away from the park-like mountain cemetery, you can reach many shopping facilities, cafés or even Heidelberg's city center just as quickly.
Within 18 minutes, the streetcars take you to the F+U Academy ofLanguages at Bismarckplatz every ten minutes.
Category B - Shared kitchen and private shower
Category B dormitory is located 5 km from the school. It takes about 15-25 minutes to reach the school by public transport.
The common kitchen is the central meeting point for our international students. There they can cook together and test their German language skills. A shower is located in the rooms. The toilet is located on the same floor.
The first traces of settlement in Kirchheim are vessels, stone axes and stone chisels from the Neolithic period (3500-1800 BC). Historical testimonies from the Roman period or the Middle Ages prove the importance of Kirchheim today.
Today, young families with children live in Kirchheim. This demographic structure also characterizes the district: There are many shopping opportunities for daily needs, it is - compared to the busy Heidelberg Old Town - very quiet, safe and cozy.
The rooms in the Schmitt residence are furnished, bright and functional. Students can add a personal touch to their room at any time with their own photos or other personal items.
It takes only 23 minutes to reach Bismarckplatz and the language school. The streetcars run every ten minutes.
Category A - A shared apartment with international language students
Category A residence halls are located 5-7 km from the school. It takes about 25-30 minutes to reach the school by public transportation.
The common kitchen is the central meeting place for our international students. By cooking and eating together, the newly learned German language skills can be applied directly.
The authentic student lifestyle is completed by the shared use of bathrooms and toilets.
The "Schmitt" dormitory of the F+U Academy of Languages is located in the Kirchheim district of Heidelberg on Schmitthennerstraße.
In the 6th century Merovingians settled there, of which traces can still be found today. Now mainly families with children live there. This demographic structure also characterizes the district: There are many shopping opportunities for daily needs, it is - compared to the busy Heidelberg Old Town - very quiet, safe and cozy.
All rooms have a washing facility. The bright daylight bathroom is shared with other students.
It takes only 23 minutes to reach Bismarckplatz and the language school. The streetcars run every ten minutes.
The Concordia residence hall is located in Heidelberg's Südstadt district, right between the Weststadt district with its imposing Art Nouveau villas and the Rohrbach district, which is close to nature.
From Südstadt, Heidelberg's city center and the F+U Academy of Languages can be reached by public transportation within a short 17 minutes. The VRN streetcar lines 23 and 24 pass through Römerstraße every ten minutes.
The facilities in our newly renovated Concordia dormitory are functional with plenty of space to meet other international students.
The dormitory "Turner" is located in the street of the same name in the Heidelberg district Rohrbach. The district offers urban life in a green environment. Surrounded by vineyards and a stone's throw away from the park-like mountain cemetery, you can reach many shopping facilities, cafés or the Heidelberg city center just as quickly.
Within 18 minutes, the streetcars take you to the F+U Academy of Languages at Bismarckplatz every ten minutes.
The furnishings of the rooms are kept simple with numerous opportunities to meet other residents.
General information about the accommodations
What different accommodation options do I have?
We offer many different accommodation options: school-owned dormitories and apartments, hotels or host families. Please note that the location, size and facilities of the residence halls vary depending on the category.
Arrival and departure
You will receive an email from us one to two weeks before your arrival with all details about check-in, your accommodation and the handing over of the keys.The check-in takes place on Sundays between 10:00 and 22:00. Exceptions to this rule must be agreed with the accommodation team.
Please make an appointment for your move-out with the accommodation department (no later than the Thursday before your last day).Check-out is on Saturdays before 12:00. The keys will be handed over after checking your rooms, directly to our staff.
My arrival is delayed. What do I have to do?
If your arrival is delayed due to force majeure, you must expect that we may no longer be able to guarantee your booked room category or your dormitory guarantee. In this case, we reserve the right to accommodate you in another residence hall and/or another residence hall category.
The price difference for a lower dormitory category or the dormitory guarantee amount will be fully refunded in this case, however, an additional charge due to a possibly necessary upgrade will not be made! An exception to this rule is only possible if the rent for the booked room is paid from the date of the originally planned move-in.
Is there free wifi?
All of our residence halls have free internet access. Please note that this is not a high-speed internet connection and that we do not accept any liability for technical faults, errors or failures. During the high season we rent additional rooms and apartments. Information about their equipment with internet is available on request.
What is available in the rooms
We will provide you with bed linen. Towels you should bring with you please.
Do I have to bring my own cooking utensils?
Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery can be borrowed from us. We charge a deposit of 40 € and a service fee of 25€. The deposit will be refunded after the cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are returned in perfect condition.
Where can I do my laundry?
Washing machines and dryers are available in our dormitories. We are not responsible for the use of the machines. During the high season we rent additional rooms and apartments. Information about their equipment with washing machines and dryers is available upon request.
Is there a cleaning service?
You are responsible for the cleanliness of your room, bathroom and kitchen. The cleaning service of the F+U Academy of Languages cleans the common rooms twice a week.
What do I have to do if I want to extend my lease?
Fee-free lease extensions must be requested from the Housing Department four weeks prior to the end of the lease. For extension requests of less than 14 days to the end of the contract, we charge a processing fee of €50.
However, we do not guarantee the rental extension of a specific room, as availability depends on the number of bookings. We do not reserve rooms as long as there is no binding booking.
How do I terminate my lease?
Cancellation of the current rental contract is generally excluded. As a gesture of goodwill, we allow the termination of the lease with a notice period of six full weeks (from the next Saturday) and a termination fee of 100€. The cancellation must be made in writing during the office opening hours of the accommodation department. If we can confirm the cancellation, advance rental payments will be refunded from the newly agreed end of the contract.
Can I change my accommodation?
Changes of accommodation from host family to dormitory or from dormitory to host family are possible with a notice period of two weeks after availability.
How do I get my deposit back?
You will receive a move-out form after your room check, which you can use to get your deposit in cash at school (Saturday from 10:00-16:00). Also, you can send a scan of the move-out form with your bank information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can transfer your deposit. Please note that it may take 5-10 business days for the money to reach your account. All bank charges of this transfer must be paid by the customer and will be deducted from the deposit.
How do I get from the airport to my accommodation?
Through partner companies we organize transfers from all surrounding airports directly to the meeting point for handing over the keys or to any other desired address in Heidelberg. Transfers within Heidelberg, e.g. from the main train station to the dormitory, can be arranged for an additional fee. Transfers from the weekend meeting point to the dormitory are free of charge and are organized by our weekend helpers.
I am traveling with my car. Where can I park?
Some of our residence halls offer paid but unmonitored parking spaces for rent by the week: Just contact us. There is also the possibility of free parking at the roadside. Please follow the traffic and information signs on site to avoid penalty fees. The school does not assume any liability.