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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.

On this page, you will find information relating to studies and the courses offered at Ludwigsburg University of Education.

Course Selection

International exchange students can generally take courses from the entire course catalogue in consultation with their coordinator at home and considering the below mentioned criteria. However, it may happen in individual cases that there are no more places available due to too many participants. In this case, we will try to find a suitable substitute course for you. Our tutors will support you throughout the course selection process.

The course offering change every semester. In principle, however, the courses offered in the winter semester are comparable to those of the previous winter semester and in the summer semester to those of the previous summer semester. The new course catalogue for the summer semester is always published in mid-February and that for the winter semester in mid-August.

In the course catalogue, under the heading "Courses taught in English", you will find courses that are particularly recommended for exchange students who have little or no knowledge of German. Please note, that except for those "Courses taight in English" all other courses will mainly be taught in German.

In order to be able to present exchange students a reliable offering of courses taught in English in the field of teacher education, we have developed the International Course Package "Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Teacher Education". In this package, at least 1 English-taught seminar/course per semester is offered in all the submodules mentioned, so that an course offer in English of 20 ECTS is ensured. This can be extended, for example, with language courses and practical speaking exercises.

Attending a (free) German course is mandatory for all visiting students whose native language is not German. The Language Didactics Centre offers German as a Foreign Language Courses for exchange students at three levels. The exact level of the courses depends on the previous knowledge of the participants. There is also a C2 course for exchange students with a very good knowledge of German. By attending the 4-hour German course, 6 ECTS can be acquired.

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:

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.
  • 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.