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General Information & Fees

Classes for the 2021 intake will begin at the end of September 2021.

Students take classes in attendance phases and online phases. The attendance phases take place in Ludwigsburg, Germany and Cairo, Egypt. The program runs for four to six semesters with attendance phases and online learning phases. Please bear in mind that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions, the attendance phases are currently taking place online. As soon as the situation allows, the attendance phases will again proceed face-to-face, alternately at Ludwigsburg University of Education and the Helwan University. The program is extra-occupational and allows students to continue to work while studying. Students are formally enrolled at Ludwigsburg University of Education and Helwan University.

Tuition fees are € 2.200,- per semester.
Additionally, both universities charge enrollment and administrative fees every semester.

The Ludwigsburg University of Education currently charges enrollment and administrative fees of approximately 207,40€ for the winter semester 20/21.
Enrollment and administrative fees are recalculated every semester and published here...
Please expect them to increase slightly (approximately 5 to 10 €) every semester.

The Helwan University currently charges enrollment and administrative fees of E£ 2000 per semester.


Scholarships are available from the German Academic Exchange Service (EPOS Scholarship) and the Egyptian Al Alfi Foundation.

You can download the application form here.

Please send the completed form to inema(at)ph-ludwigsburg.de

For any inquiries please don't hesitate to contact us.

Admission requirements

Applicants have to fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Qualifying university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) with a final grade equivalent of 2.5 or higher at an accredited university provided this degree is recognized as comparable by the Ex-amination Committee
  • Two years of related career experience
    → Applicable career experience is normally documented through work experience in the educational sector or in development cooperation.
  • English skills* on 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 period

Applications for the 2021 INEMA course are currently possible.

EPOS Scholarship holders will be selected by DAAD among applicants in May.
Scholarship holders will be announced in June.

Successful applicants will receive their letter of admission by May.
As this provides applicants with time before the start of the program, we recommend applicants use this opportunity to apply for individual sources of funding/scholarships.

Application documents

To apply for the INEMA program applicants need to send the complete set of documents in electronic form to the Department for International Educational Leadership and Management at the Ludwigsburg University of Education, attn. Ms. Claudia Iffland: inema(at)ph-ludwigsburg.de

The complete set of documents consists of:

  • completed INEMA application form
  • Copy of School Leaving Certificate (i.e. Higher education entrance qualification)
  • Detailed, personally signed curriculum vitae (please use the sample europass form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) with current date
  • Personally signed Letter of Motivation with current date (with reference to current occupation and choice of postgraduate programme(s), two pages).
  • Professional Letter of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a letterhead, signature and official stamp and must be of current date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that include the exact position and period of employment and which proof a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the bachelor degree) as well as an ongoing employment at the time of application.
  • Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary)
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if necessary)
  • Proof of English language skills (IELTS/TOEFL)
  • If you are financially supported by your employer, attach a confirmation from them
  • Copy of your passport (photo page)
  • Additional documents might be requested after acceptance

Documents in languages other than English or German must be submitted with a certified translation in English.

EPOS Scholarships

Applicants from eligible countries may apply for a full EPOS scholarship to be awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
For a list of eligible countries please visit:

In addition to the requirements mentioned above, applicants, who want to apply for an EPOS scholarship, have to fulfill the following requirements:

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

In addition to the documents mentioned above, applicants who want to apply for an EPOS scholarship, also need to provide:

The complete applications have to be submitted in English or German to be considered. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. All application documents must be sent electronically to the INEMA program (inema(at)ph-ludwigsburg.de) and will be made available to DAAD. All documents become property of the university and will NOT be returned. The applicant has no right to claim for reimbursement. Applications sent via e-mail or the DAAD-portal to the DAAD cannot be considered either during the selection process.

Selection Process

Written Application

After the application deadline, the selection committee will review all applications.

Please be aware that only complete applications with all requested documents sent in one batch can be considered.


After a review of all applications, the selection committee will assemble a list of candidates to be considered for admission to the program. These candidates will be invited for an interview via video conference system. An stable, high-bandwith internet connection is required.
The interview is a positive indication, but not a guarantee of admission. All invited applicants must complete their interview in order to be considered for admission.
Interviews usually last for about 30 minutes and are conducted by one or more staff members of the INEMA program. They serve as an opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate her/his motivation and interest in the field of study.


After each phase, the applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application, i.e. whether they will be invited to the interview and/or can be admitted to the program.

EPOS scholarships

The decision about the EPOS scholarships is made separately by the DAAD. The decision is made based on the application dossiers as well as the assessment of the preliminary selection interviews via video conference system.

Other Scholarships

Applicants and students looking for scholarships might find the following websites helpful:

  • Scholarship Database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Homepage of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD)
  • JN Tata Endowment Fund - The JN Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarships to Indian nationals who have graduated from an Indian university for Postgraduatestudies abroad.
  • The Inlaks Foundation - Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens with a good first degree from a recognised university in India who are resident in India at the time of application.
    Indian citizens with good undergraduate degree from a recognized university outside India, must have lived and been employed or been studying in India, for at least two years, after their graduation. People having a Master’s or PhD degree from a university outside India or who started but not completed a postgraduate degree from a university outside India are not eligible.

German speaking students and applicants might also find the DGWF brochure "Fördermöglichkeiten in der Weiterbildung" helpful, which is available here.

Disclaimer: The INEMA program is not affiliated with any of the scholarships presented on those sites and cannot provide any further information or assistance regarding these scholarship programs.