About the City: Julich is a mid-sized city of about 32,000 inhabitants. Located in the Rhein-Maas region in the heart of Europe, the German cities of Aachen, Dusseldorf and Cologne are as easily accessible as Maastricht in the Netherlands and Liege in Belgium, all of which are less than 100 km away. In the Eifel, a short train or car ride away, students enjoy hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Julich itself offers a wide variety of cultural, sporting and recreational activities. In Julich, research and education meet their practical application in high-tech industry. The Research Centre Julich (http://www.fz-juelich.de), with more than 3,000 employees, and the Technology Centre provide students further opportunities for research projects.
Cost of living: Approx. 700 EUR per month, including mandatory health insuranceThe semester ticket (included in the student activity fee) includes free use of public transport in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.