Since summer 2012 the Heidelberg campus is located in the newly built SKYLABS complex, a series of concept buildings featuring the latest technical, architectural advancements and a high degree of energy efficency symbolizing a cmbination of science and industry.
The SKYLABS building is located in the new Bahnstadt area, conveniently accessible to the national train a mere 3 minutes walking distance from Heidelberg Main station and 5 minutes by tram to the city center (Altstadt).
The campus provides a computer lab with brand-new touch-screen computers, a library with 10,000 volumes of books and a huge online collection, a Bookstore, and classrooms with the latest teaching equipment. Wi-Fi is availabale in the whole building. Before and after classes students sit and chat, eat and rest in the nicely decorated Student Lounge. Dorms are located next door to the campus.
Schiller International University multinational student body is drawn from a variety of countries and backgrounds. The student body in Heidelberg is comprised of men and women from over 45 countries and there are over 20,000 SIU Alumni worlwide.
Students at SIU study in small classes that allow maximum attention to the needs of the individual student. The friendly atmosphere found at each campus aids students in adjusting to a different country and culture and, for some, to a new language.
The intercultural exchange and contact with students from all over the world broadens understanding of other peoples and provides valuable experience for international careers and friendships, some of which will last a lifetime. Helpful staff provide assistance with practical matters, such as housing, as well as with academic matters, such as course selection and career opportunities.
Activities & Cultural Programs
Students are encouraged to attend concerts and theater plays, and to visit museums and other historical and cultural sites. Throughout the academic year, a variety of social events are planned, such as a visit to Berlin, German Capital; visit of the European Parliament Strasbourg, France, or the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium; mid-term trips to Prague and Barcelona/Spain; an international food party; the career day and our Christmas ball, which attracts a lot of alumni to come back for a visit to Schiller and Heidelberg, and more….
Organized visits to places of industrial, commercial, cultural and governmental importance give students a better understanding of the region in which the study center is located. During their period of study at SIU, many students take advantage of their European location to travel to other cities and countries, often on special trips planned during vacations.