Schiller International University

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Address: Zollhofgarten 1 69115 Heidelberg GERMANY
Phone Number: +49 (0) 6221 45 81 25 (phone) +49 (0) 6221 42 64 74 25 (phone)
Fax Number: +49 (0) 6221 42 64 74 26 (fax)

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Earn An American Degree In Europe

Schiller International University (SIU) was created in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht as a private American University dedicated to the active development and encouragement of international understanding.

As a philosophy professor in the United States, Dr. Leibrecht was so impressed with the personalized instruction in the American college system that he sought to create something similar back in Europe. The realization of this concept was Schiller International University, named after German writer and human rights advocate Friedrich Schiller.

Schiller International University study programs have a distinct international focus. Its students, who are presently from over 100 countries, have the invaluable experience of studying together with students from many different national and cultural backgrounds and forming lifelong relationships.

Schiller offers a variety of undergraduate and higher education programs of study at four different campuses worldwide – Heidelberg, Germany; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; and Largo, Florida. Schiller campuses provide an unsurpassed multicultural environment for students to gain a truly global experience in some of the most exciting locations in the world, while earning an accredited American degree taught by diverse faculty and supported by caring staff.

Being a global citizen is more than a buzzword at Schiller International University; it’s a way of life shaped by the university’s heritage as a pioneer and leader in educating students who share a passion for exploring the world.

As more and more firms throughout the world become multinational, they increasingly need executives who can deal effectively with organizational problems in an international framework. The international programs offered at SIU are designed to meet this need. During their studies students have the option to transfer to one of the other SIU campuses abroad, not only learning the course subjects, but also becoming conversant with the linguistic, social, economic and political conditions and business practices of several different countries. Instruction in the English language and small study groups train students to present themselves professionally and to negotiate fluently in a truly intercultural environment.

Schiller International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees. ACICS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


The tuition fee for Bachelor programs at Schiller International University Heidelberg is 1,155 Euro per course; for Master programs at Schiller International University Heidelberg is 1,485 Euro per course. Please contact us for details.

Financial Aid:

Available for those who qualify.

School Setting:

Heidelberg Campus, Germany

Heidelberg is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Its beautiful setting, the harmonious ensemble of castle, old town and the river in the midst of hills, attracts people from all over the world. The ruins of the Heidelberg castle rank with the Acropolis and the palace of Versailles as the sights most worth seeing anywhere in Europe.

Situated in the valley of the Neckar River between forested mountains and the Rhine plain, Heidelberg’s beauty is matched by its significance as a center of scientific research and modern high-tech industrial firms. Heidelberg hosts students from all over the world and is involved with a variety of multinational companies and trade centers both regionally and internationally. Additionally, the town offers a wide variety of entertainment in the form of concerts, theater, films and other cultural offerings.

The Heidelberg Campus of Schiller International University is located in a beautiful brand-new facilities (Sky-Labs) in the Bahnstadt area in Heidelberg in order to provide students with the latest in modern facilities and equipment to meet the standards of a technologically evolving global marketplace. The new campus is within walking distance from the train station.


Schiller International University study programs have a distinct international focus. Offering Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration, International Business, and International Relations and Diplomacy.