Interested students need to sign the registration form and pay the membership fee. See here for more Information.
We accept new members all year round at any time.
Young people aged between 18 to 35. We welcome students of all universities and colleges in Heidelberg, as well as high school students and graduates if they fit into the age limit. International students are also welcome to join!
No, everybody is welcome. However, we will give you the opportunity to put knowledge from your theoretical studies to use at AEGEE.
The annual membership fee is 26 EUR, the half-year membership fee costs 13 EUR.
Yes, however this means that you have to pay the membership fee for both of them.
It is not necessary to speak German. We usually have meetings in German and in English but can switch to English anytime if preferred by a participant. You can see our weekly meetings as a great opportunity to practise your German with native speakers.
Each new member will have a mentor, usually an experienced member that will introduce them to the organisation, answer their questions and help them find their place in AEGEE. We also give out Newbie booklets.
Our meetings take place every Tuesday at 20:00, with the location depending on the time of the year: During the semester, we meet at the 3rd floor of the Marstallcafé. Traditionally, we often have dinner together at the Marstall, Heidelberg’s best student canteen. After the meeting, we go there for drinks and to get social. Between semesters, we hold our meeting in the StuRa building in the Albert-Ueberle-Straße 3, close the O’Reillys pub.
No. Each member is free to decide which events and projects they want to be part of.
Each member has the right to run for any position in the board regardless of how long they’ve been a member. The yearly board elections take place at the local Agora (see below).
No, but you can get discounts and travel reimbursements. AEGEE is based on volunteering and the non-formal skills and experience you obtain in AEGEE can do you a favour in the job market. It will also help you build a network of contacts around Europe.
AEGEE’s local level is city-based (not university or country based). This means that AEGEE-Heidelberg welcomes young people living and studying in Heidelberg.
Antenna is a local level unit. For example, AEGEE-Heidelberg is an antenna, just like AEGEE-Mannheim and AEGEE-Frankfurt, two of our closest partner antennas.
Agora comes from ancient Greek (ἀγορά) and can literally be translated as “assembly” or “gathering place”. The term was used for a central public space in ancient Greek city-states. In AEGEE, there are two types of Agora: The local Agora in Heidelberg is the AEGEE-Heidelberg’s annual general assembly for all members. The European Agora is a biannual event and the corresponding analogue for the European level where all antennae send their delegates. Every member has the opportunity to represent her/his antenna at the European Agora.
No. Unlike many other international student organisations, AEGEE does not emphasize state borders and strives for a borderless Europe.
AEGEE covers Europe in its widest geographical sense which means that it also includes Russia, Turkey and the Caucasus.
Other than our local events of AEGEE-Heidelberg, a wide range of AEGEE events take place on a European level, with changing locations all over Europe.
The organizers do all they can to keep the participation fee as low as possible or even offer the events for free if fundraising has been successful. The participation fee includes accommodation, meals and the program itself. Travel costs can often be reimbursed.
You are eligible as soon as you have joined AEGEE.
There are many different events. Some associated with culture, others with politics and even sports. Be sure that at any of them, you will meet open-minded people from all over Europe that share your interests and views.
No. There is no fixed path which you need to follow in order to build your AEGEE career. You can even start straight from the European level. However, in the case of some European positions, local board experience would be an advantage.