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UK Exchange: University of Education of Ludwigsburg (Arts & Sciences)
Ludwigsburg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Partner Website: Click to visit
Restrictions: UK applicants only
Program Cost and Budget Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 11/16/2016 ** Rolling Admission 04/03/2017 07/29/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
German Language, German Studies, Literature
Course Language:
Minimum Language Requirement:
Advanced Language
Student Type:
Graduate students only
Laurence Tuccori
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Program Description:
University of Ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Program Overview
The University of Education of Ludwigsburg (UEL) 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 current 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 prospective special education teachers takes place in Reutlingen at the Faculty of Special Education).

The University of Education of Ludwigsburg also offers a Master of Science which prepares students for teaching at vocational training schools. Additionally, the university is increasingly involved in cooperative efforts with nearby universities, including programs for secondary education (Gymnasium).

  • Exchange program designed specifically for graduate teaching assistants
  • Automatic scholarship to cover the cost of accommodation
  • Earn extra money by tutoring in Ludwigsburg's English language program
This program is open to graduate students with an interest in German or German Studies.
Students must be in possession of a valid passport at the time of application to this program.

Academic Credit
Students will earn UK graduate credit and transfer credit from UEL. 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 UEL. 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 UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Housing & Meals
Accommodation options are available in the Student Village and private housing. Students are responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad. 

Student Life
Information to follow. Please check back

Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to UEL. Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator (see below) on how to access the UEL application AFTER their UK application has been approved. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to create a larger financial aid package. 
  • 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 UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
  • The UK Education Abroad office in conjunction with UK's Division of German Studies offers a grant for participants on this exchange.  
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to students studying in Germany. Visit for more information. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost & Budget" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in Room 106 of Bowman's Den, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for entry to Germany but must obtain a residence permit after arrival for programs exceeding 90 days. Non-US passport holders must investigate the visa regulations posted on the website of the Embassy of Germany as well as the associated regulations for their current US student visa. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

Diversity Abroad
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator, 

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