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Winter term 2024/2025: selfpayer applications until 31st July 2024

Please make sure to follow these steps: Please go through the information stated below carefully.

  1.  Please read the INEMA homepage with all its information.
  2. Your application portfolio will include a number of documents, so please ensure enough time in order to ensure you have assembled all of the necessary material.
    Documents or certificates that have been issued in languages other than English or German must be submitted in English by a certified translator.
  3. Applications must be submitted via our online application portal https://campus.ph-ludwigsburg.de. The portal is active on 2nd January 2024. In case of questions please contact:
  • Department for International Educational Leadership and Management,                   Ludwigsburg University of Education 
  • Attn. Ms. Claudia Iffland: inema(at)ph-ludwigsburg.de


PLEASE NOTE that due to high volumes of applications we can only consider applications that are complete.

The application process consists of two phases:

  1. Phase 1: Submission of documents and assessment.
  2. Phase 2: If you are accepted, you will be invited to a 30 min online interview in April.


Additional information: All documents become property of the university and will NOT be returned. The applicant has no right to claim for reimbursement.

Admission requirements

  • Qualifying university degree
    Bachelor’s or equivalent with an above average final grade at an accredited university provided this degree is recognized as comparable by the Examination Committee
  • Two years of related work experience
    This is normally documented by relevant work experience within the educational sector or in development cooperation following completion of a Bachelor degree.

  • English skills at an advanced level
    English skills equivalent at least to the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) are required.

Application documents

The complete set of documents consists of the following documents.
Before submitting your application, please check that you have included ALL of these.

We therefore prepared a checklist, the INEMA checklist, for you. You can download it here.

Please use the description below to correctly name your files. 

For example, Max Mustermann would name their CV: "Doc B_CV_Mustermann".


  • Doc A_PP_surname:

                Current passport (copy, showing photo page and date of birth).

  • Doc B_CV_surname:

               Curriculum vitae (signed and dated). You are obligated to use the Europass form,

               which can be retrieved here.

  • Doc C_LoM_surname:

               Letter of motivation (signed and dated). Please use our motivation letter template as a

                guidance. You can find it here. We expect your letter of motivation to be 1000 words long. 

                Please do not exceed this length.

  • Doc D_SLC_surname:

              School leaving certificate, e.g. higher education entrance qualification; high school

               leaving certificate/diploma, GCE A-levels; Abitur/Matura; international baccalaureate,

               senior school certificate; secondary school final examination.

  • Doc E_CAD_surname:

               Degree certificates (in English, certified translations if necessary).

  •  Doc F_ToR_surname:

               Transcript of records of your academic degrees, including grading-scale (in English,

                 certified translations if necessary).

  •  Doc G_PoE_surname:

               Proof of employment from your present/past employer(s) that includes your precise role

                 and exact period of employment. This must contain a letterhead, signature (NOT

                 DIGITAL), official stamp and current date. It needs to show a minimum of two years of

                 relevant work experience (after the Bachelor degree) as well as your employment at the

                 time of application.

  • Doc H_PoLS_surname:

              Proof of English language skills (IELTS/TOEFL or Duolingo test).

  • Doc I_LoR_surname:

              Letter of recommendation and statement of support from your present employer. This

               must contain a letterhead, signature (NOT DIGITAL), official stamp and current date (2024).

               If your present employer is able to support you financially, this should also be stated.

  • Doc J_EPOS_surname:

               For EPOS scholarship applicants only: Signed DAAD application form with current date,

               can be retrieved here.

  • Doc K_APS_surname:

               For EPOS from the People’s Republic of China only: APS Certificate.

  •  Doc L_EPOS_checklist_surname:

               For EPOS scholarship applicants only: Signed EPOS checklist (NOT DIGITAL), can be          

                retrieved here.

Additional documents may be requested during the application process.

Selection process for intake 2024

Application deadline 15th March 2024 23:59 CET
Invitations for the interviews sent 8th April 2024 23:59 CET
Interviews 15th to 17th April 2024
Letters of acceptance sent expected until end of May
EPOS selection by DAAD expected until end of May
EPOS-letters of award sent expected until mid of June

EPOS (DAAD) scholarships

Applicants from eligible countries may apply for a full EPOS scholarship to be awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Details about the DAAD EPOS scholarship can be found here.

For a list of eligible countries please visit:


The number of EPOS scholarships is limited to 8 places only and is therefore highly competitive. We usually receive an excess of 200 applications and expect an intake size of approximately 25.

Applicants who wish to apply for an EPOS scholarship have to fulfill the following additional requirement:

  • academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

All EPOS applications will be made available to the DAAD and are to be addressed to Ms. Claudia Iffland only.
Applications sent to the DAAD or via the DAAD-portal will NOT be considered.
Any decisions about the EPOS scholarships are made by the DAAD on the basis of the written application and interview.