Protestant University Ludwigsburg

Protestant University Ludwigsburg

The Protestant University Ludwigsburg, or Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, is located just outside Stuttgart, in Ludwigsburg, in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The university is famous for tuition in religious subjects, staying true to its roots as a training center for Protestant clergy. However, it is more known these days for its social work courses, which train graduates to staff German schools, mental health services, local government departments, and many more organizations.

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A relatively small university that dates back to 1971, the Protestant University Ludwigsburg hosts 1,200 students in care, social work, and administration courses. It offers a mix of BA and MA courses, including a specialized International Double Degree in Social Work, which it offers alongside the University of Birmingham (UK).

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Until fairly recently, the Protestant University Ludwigsburg was tightly focused around training deacons and other professionals for Germany's Lutheran church. But that's all changed now, as the school has become one of the country's leading centers for the study of nursing, social work, and social policy. It offers a range of flexible and interdisciplinary programs related to social work, and it also specializes in research – especially childhood inclusion and early years education.

Many of the courses are targeted mainly at German speakers, and language qualifications are a must to undertake those options. But the Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg isn't an inward-looking institution. It offers degrees in International Social Work, encourages Erasmus exchanges, and collaborates across borders on research projects. It also offers reliable career paths for teachers, care professionals, and social workers, with strong links to regional governments and private companies.

Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg

Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore EH study programs:

Bachelor Programs:

  • Diaconal Studies (B.A.) & International Social Work (B.A.)
  • Diaconal Studies (B.A.) & Social Work (B.A.)
  • Early Childhood Education (B.A.)
  • Early Childhood Education (B.A.) (vocational training integrated)
  • Pedagogy of Inclusion and Special Needs Education (B.A.)
  • International Social Work (B.A.)
  • Nursing Care (vocational training integrated) (B.A.)
  • Social Work (B.A.)

Master Programs:

  • Diaconal Studies (M.A.)
  • Early Childhood Education (M.A.)
  • Religious Education (M.A.)
  • Social Work (M.A.)

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Health insurance cover is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is one of Germany's leading public health insurance providers and a trustworthy partner of Expatrio. TK insures more than 10 million customers, making it Germany's best and largest health insurer. TK offers you:

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At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students into the public healthcare system, ensuring they can apply for their visas and are legally covered during their studies.

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