Germany is one of the top countries in which to study in Europe. The almost-free tuition fee is a big factor in that. Apart from being a student-friendly country, Germany houses many top institutions where one can study. Here, we are going to compare two of the best universities to study at in Germany, namely: SRH University Heidelberg or SRH Hochschule Heidelberg as it is known in German and Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
SRH Hochschule Heidelberg’s EDUopinions page currently has 9 review left by students with an average rating of 3 stars. Here’s a look at the page.
This university in Heidelberg became operational in 1969 and is one of the largest and oldest universities in Germany. Currently in 2018, around 3,400 students are enrolled in six faculties. The university has degree programmes to offer under six faculties:
They offer many degrees in English and the effective combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience as well as the benefits of close cooperation between professors and students motivate the students for excellence. The tuition fees at SRH Heidelberg range from 590-740 euros monthly depending on the courses.
When we take a look at the comments about SRH on EDUopinions, we see that many students talk about the great amenities available on campus. Following on from this subject, many students note how the campus is small and they say despite that, the university boasts great facilities and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
They also feel that since it is an applied science university, the studies are more practically oriented which prepares the students for today’s competitive world. The university seems to be more task oriented with more group studies.
Some points of contention also appear in SRH’s EDUopinions comment section, one of the most frequently appearing being about the teachers. The quality of teaching seems to be lacking and the intensity of teaching also seems to be a bit low. Students should also be encouraged more to work under professors to gain more knowledge one review said.
Most of SRH’s EDUopinions comments seem to paint a good picture about the university, talking about the great facilities which are top-notch when compared to the tuition costs. Students also like the fact that they offer many courses in English, which other German colleges fail to do.
They also praise the city of Heidelberg, saying that it offers a vibrant and thriving culture for International students and the weather is warmer there as well. The academic courses are tailor made to promote practical education with its C.O.R.E principle which emphasises competence-oriented education featuring an all round development of professional, social, methodological, and personal skills.
Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a public university located in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany which offers more than 30 different degree programmes in a variety of departments. The Leuphana is an ancient settlement on the Elbe river, mentioned in geographical world atlas by Ptolemy. Take a look at the EDUopinions page to find out more.
The course of studies at Leuphana is based on a degree model that has received multiple awards and is the only one of its kind in Germany. It has, in 2018, over 9,000 students, 710 academic staff, and 450 administrative staff. The university deems itself a model by being a Humanist university, sustainable university, and action-oriented university. The university has a project called the incubator for ideas as how they translate the name “innovation incubator” that focuses on Digital Media, Health, and Sustainable Energy.
There are at the moment 10 comments on the Leuphana EDUopinions page, most of which are positive. The average rating of all the reviews is almost 4 out of 5. Most of the students really like the facilities that are at the uni, all the students and teachers seem to be helpful and there seems to be a nice friendly vibe at the Leuphana University. Even though the campus is smaller compared to others, there are several cafes at the university, a cafeteria, a gym plus sauna, beach-volleyball court amongst many other facilities.
Students also seem to like the fact that the classes are small with around 25 people, which means there is a more personal approach to the teaching. The students can choose such courses of any kind at other universities, but here, these courses, revolving around practical dimensions, theoretical input from other disciplines, societal debates, and social competences, are part of your study programme and are not just a welcomed additional extra.
One negative aspect that seems to be emerging here is that the English lectures could be improved. The quality of lectures were compromised a bit because of this issue.
Most of the comments on Leuphana’s EDUopinions page seem to be positive. The students seem to love that the university is future-oriented with its sustainable future theories. The atmosphere on the campus is also friendly, welcoming and warm – which appeals to most of the students here.
Some students also praise the Cultural Studies at the university and deem it to be best in Germany. The professors are great and so are the lectures. There are also lots of opportunities to volunteer.
What did you think of this piece? Please let us know by leaving a comment! In addition, if you have experience as a student at either of these prestigious German schools, we would love to hear your story! You can leave a review about your time as a student on eduopinions.com. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!