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UK Exchange: University of Education of Ludwigsburg (Graduate School)
Ludwigsburg, Germany (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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 Experience Type:
Study Abroad
 Area of Study:
German Language, German Studies, Literature
 Course Language:
German
 Minimum Language Requirement:
Advanced Language
 Eligibility:
5-Graduate
 Student Type:
Graduate students only
 Advisor:
Laurence Tuccori
 UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Program Description:

UK Exchange: University of Ludwigsburg (MCL: Division of German Studies)

Exchange for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Program Overview

Ludwigsburg Weinachtszeit

The University of Education of Ludwigsburg is the successor of the Educational Institute of Stuttgart which was founded in 1946. In 1962, the institute was promoted to the university level and in 1966 relocated to its new campus in Ludwigsburg.

The University’s expertise lies primarily in the education of school teachers for Grundschule, Hauptschule, Realschule and Sonderschule (the second part of the study program for perspective special education teachers takes place in Reutlingen at the Faculty of Special Education).

Furthermore, the University of Education of Ludwigsburg offers a Master of Science with prepares students for instructing at vocational training schools. The university is involved in more and more cooperative efforts with nearby universities, including programs for secondary education (Gymnasium).

Academic Calendar

The undergraduate academic calendar starts in early April (as is customary in Germany), and runs through the end of July. The Fall semester runs from September to December.
 

Ludwigsburg Fountain


Program Highlights
 

  • Earn credit from the University of Ludwigsburg, one of Germany's most notable universities
  • Experience German culture while learning with other international students at the University
  • Explore Ludwigsburg and travel to other German cities, like Berlin and Heidelberg

Eligibility

This program is open to all graduate students with interest in German or German studies.

Academic Credit

  • Students will earn transfer credit from University of Education of Ludwigsburg. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by University of Education of Ludwigsburg.  The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school. However, the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Education Abroad Academic Credit website. 

  • PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.  
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.

  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599 Study Abroad (1 credit hour) the term they are abroad.

Housing & Meals

All students stay in four-story residence halls, where they will share the space with one other student.  Each room is furnished and includes high speed internet access.  There is also a lounge area with TV, laundry facilities, and kitchen with an adjacent cafeteria serving all meals.  If availability permits, for an additional cost a private room may be obtained.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination.  

  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 

For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

  • Education Abroad at UK in conjunction with The Division of German Studies offers a grant for graduate students participating in the exchange with University of Education of Ludwigsburg!
          German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships are also available to students studying in Germany. 
           Visit www.daad.org for more information

 
Applications
  • Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to the University of Education of Ludwigsburg.  For the UEL application, contact the Education Abroad Exchanges Coordinator.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).
Passport & Visa Requirements
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into Germany and have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the anticipated date of return. Please consult the German Embassy website or your Education Abroad advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.

 Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in HTH Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. The cost of Travel Medical Insurance is included in the program fee. Please see the Education Abroad Health & Safety webpage for more information. 

 For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • Dr. Linda K. Worley, faculty member in Modern and Classical Languages, Literature, and Cultures, linda.worley@uky.edu

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.