The Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg is, like Freiburg and Tübingen, one of the oldest universities in Germany, all of them located in the state of Baden-Würtemberg. Heidelberg is known worldwide as a tourist destination with its famous renaissance castle and picturesque downtown. Students in German Studies will find a diverse offering of language and literature courses through the Seminar für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie, especially in their Kurzzeitstudium which is targeted for exchange students. Students with advanced German have the option of enrolling in a year-long certificate program and obtain the “Zertifikat über Grundstudien in der deutschen Sprache und Kultur”.
Students who go to Heidelberg on semester- or year-long exchanges may be eligible to be nominated for a Baden-Würtemberg fellowship.