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Your Studies at LUE

A wide range of subjects can be studied at LUE, either as subject matter or in combination with subject-teaching methodology.

Ludwigsburg University of Education is a university of educational sciences. It is characterised by a close link between subject matter and (teaching) practice.

As an exchange student, you come either via Erasmus or a bilateral agreement with one of our numerous partner universities and can study with us for 1 to a maximum of 3 semesters. There are no tuition fees, only a small social and administrative fee.

Please note that apart from the "Courses Taught in English", all other courses are mainly held in German (e.g. Geography, Educational Science, Politics, History).

Courses taught in English can be found here: https://lsf.ph-ludwigsburg.de/qisserverlb/rds?state=wtree&search=1&trex=step&root120222=133020%7C137854&P.vx=kurz


At LUE, the International Office is primarily responsible for exchange students.

Students from non-partner universities who are interested in a regular degree programme should contact the International Office directly.


Overview of the enrolment procedure:

  • Filling out all necessary forms on the two information days and handing them in.
  • Handing in passport copies or copying the passport again
  • Taking biometric photos according to German standards for all non-EU citizens, as you will all receive a (new) visa for study purposes (see link above: before arrival) for the city of Ludwigsburg and your studies here at LUE. This visa is free of charge for scholarship holders; for all others it currently costs 50 EUR.
  • Taking out a health insurance policy with a German insurer, e.g. AOK or others
  • Opening a free bank account and transfer the semester fee (administrative and social services fee for inexpensive canteen meals, reduced bus and train fares with the student ID card, etc., no tuition fee!), currently approx. 130 EUR
  • Payment of the social fee for leisure activities and liability insurance in cash (currently 30 EUR).

As soon as you have completed all the documents and paid the fees, you are legally admitted and will receive your student ID card with your admission number. This admission number is your individual identification number as a student of Ludwigsburg University of Education.

Student ID Card

Please carry your student ID card with you at all times. It has many important functions:

  • Library card: You can use it to borrow books from our extensive university library.
  • Mensa card: You can use it to pay for your meals in the Mensa (= student restaurant) without cash at the lower student price.
  • Bus and S-Bahn (local train service) ticket: on weekdays after 6 p.m. and at weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as on public holidays, you can use the entire bus and S-Bahn network in the greater Stuttgart area free of charge and as often as you like!
  • Washing-machine card for the washing machines in the student halls of residence
  • Reduced admission to many cinemas, swimming pools, clubs, discos and events
  • Special prices on many journeys on Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) trains
  • And much more.
Course Selection

A wide range of subjects can be studied at LUE. You can study these as subject matter in their own right or in combination with teaching methodology (see bottom of this page).

International exchange students can generally take courses from any of these subjects in consultation with their coordinator at home. However, it may happen in individual cases that there are no more places available due to too many participants. In this case, the International Office will try to find a suitable substitute course for you. In principle, however, it is sufficient if you enrol directly in the courses at the beginning of the semester via our registration system LSF or by email with the lecturers.

Our tutors will support you during the Welcome Programme.

You will find all courses in the semester in the so-called “Vorlesungsverzeichnis” (course catalogue)

You can either view this online or download it as a pdf file.

At the end of the course catalogue, under the heading "Courses Taught in English", you will find courses that are particularly recommended for exchange students.

These courses are also suitable for students who have little or no knowledge of German.

Explanatory video about the course selection

Glossary of important terms while studying

Here are some important terms that you will come across every day at a German university: