Welcome to the European Study Center (ESC) in Heidelberg

Business, Economics, EU Studies, International Relations, Management, and Political Science

Study abroad in Heidelberg, Germany for a full semester or summer term! The European Study Center (ESC) is the perfect place for students to study abroad in Germany, gain an in-depth understanding of the EU, and to explore Europe in their free time. All courses are taught in the English language, either at the ESC or at our local partner University, the SRH Heidelberg. Heidelberg is centrally located in Europe. Courses, housing, and numerous excursions are included in the program. Scholarships are available!

Heidelberg, Germany

Studying & living in Heidelberg

Heidelberg is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and due to its central location it is easy and affordable to discover other major European destinations in your free time. Compared to other German cities, living in Heidelberg is not overly expensive.

Here, you’ll find the perfect combination of academic rigor and fun!

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career development

Turn your experience abroad into valuable skills

Many students describe their study abroad experiences as "wonderful" and "life-changing" but how do you speak intelligently about the skills, knowledge, and experience you gained to potential employers? How do you add your time abroad to your resume?

Through the integrated International Career Seminar you will learn how to distinguish yourself in the job market.

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visits and excursions

Visits & excursions – explore Europe at its best!

A wide variety of cultural field trips and company visits are included each semester and are an integral part of the program.

Additionally, explore major European cities during your free weekends, as they are just a few hours away by train, bus, or plane.

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APPLY NOW FOR 2016 – semester or summer

Are you ready to take the next step?
Applying is easy and we support you every step of the way - from the day you start planning until after you return home.

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact us.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE ESC

New course for Fall 2016
Refugee Crises: My Home, My Identity, My Story

In the upcoming fall semester the ESC is offering a unique class “Refugee Crises: My Home, My Identity, My Story,” in which students will explore the concept of cultural identity through the current refugee crisis. The issue is examined from academic and personal perspectives by interacting with local officials, volunteers, and by visiting companies, museums, and non-profit organizations in Heidelberg.
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ESC program ranked #11

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