Ludwigshafen or rather: LU
Ludwigshafen is a young city located on the Rhine, in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, a southwestern part of Germany. It is about 100 km south of Frankfurt and offers an excellent infrastructure (road, rail, waterway) and operates the second largest inland port in Europe. Of course the city is also well-known for the head office of the worldwide known chemical company BASF with 35,000 employees.
Together with the cities Mannheim (just opposite the river), Heidelberg and the surrounding region it forms the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region with 2,5 Mio residents. 146,000 companies benefit from the excellent infrastructure and several universities and research institutions in this area known for its culture of innovation. But also the bland climate, the pleasant landscape and lots of offers in culture and sports make this area so popular.
During the face to face lectures in Ludwigshafen the students usually find an accommodation for these 8 to 10 days in Ludwigshafen or Mannheim which is just on the other side of the Rhine. In our region you find bed&breakfast, backpackers, youth hostels, different hotels. Please contact our team to get further information. The Ludwigshafen University has special agreements with some hotels which are near the campus. The hall of residence of our University is available for students who study fulltime programmes.
If you are not sure if you need a visa in order to take part in the lectures in Germany please find here the visa regulations of the German Federal Foreign office.
Since this programme is not a fulltime programme an application for a student visa will not be possible. But if you can get a visa via your company or for an internship in Germany you may combine both.
In Germany all students younger than 30 years have to prove that they covered by a health insurance in order to be enrolled. Please check whether your insurance policy is also valid in Germany. If you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) any medical treatment you may need in Germany is is covered (see www.study-in.de). You can purchase your health insurance either in your home country or in Germany. Some details of our International department
The university library acquires and collects media, particularly for the undergraduate and graduate programmes run by the departments of the university and is focused on business administration and health and social care. The library offers also a lot of possibilities for online research and free access to several data banks due to subscription of the university. See English website of the library
We have a canteen (lunch) and two cafeteria (drinks, snacks) run by the student union of Rhineland Palatinate on the campus of the Ernst-Boehe-Street. In the neighbourhood there are different restaurants as well as a supermarket.
The International department is responsible for international cooperation with partner universities in Europe (Erasmus) and outside of it, as well as for the central coordination of the foreign contacts of the University of Applied Sciences. There, prospective international students and exchange students from partner universities applying for fulltime programmes are informed about studying abroad (studies and internship), as well as about scholarship programmes.