All beginnings are difficult - in the first few weeks you will be confronted with many new impressions. We will be happy to help you to quickly find your way around the university.
You’re not alone! Besides the team of the International Office that is here to support you, there is the possibility of having a “buddy” by your side! A buddy is a volunteer student from Ludwigsburg University of Education and your first contact person that helps you with questions and challenges that may come up during your stay abroad. They will also assist you with your arrival, move-in, orientation and organisation here in Ludwigsburg. A buddy might even become a good friend that you can plan some activities outside of university with and that will help you integrate into German culture. We kindly encourage you to say yes to the buddy-programme in your application!
Every semester, the International Office organises a free welcome programme for all international guest students before the start of the lecture period.
Your participation/attendance is expected.
It starts immediately after the official move-in day and lasts about one or two weeks, depending on the start of the lecture period. You will find the exact, updated dates for the coming semester either here on our homepage or in one of the information letters you will receive from us after your successful registration.
The welcome programme offers our exchange students a great opportunity to get to know friendly people and the local area and you will receive a lot of useful information about the studying process at LUE and life in Ludwigsburg.
You must be present in person when your room is checked by the residence hall caretaker on the last day before departure or directly on the day of departure. This is only possible from Monday to Friday until approx. 4 pm. Ideal days for your journey home therefore are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Don't plan any departures on saturdays, sundays or holidays!
Before departure, the following steps are necessary: