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In study programs with admission restrictions, only a set number of students can be accepted. With your application you submit a request of admission.
In study programs without any admission restrictions, all applicants who fulfill the requirements will be accepted. With your application you submit a request of enrollment.
No, you can't.
Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society does not offer any study program that is only taught in English. Although some lectures may be held in English, the main language is German. A very good command of German is therefore absolutely necessary and has to be proven before enrollment.
The foreigner ratio is 5% of the total number of students. This ratio only applies to applicants without a German or EU-citizenship and to applicants without a German or EU high school diploma or university degree.
Study programs with admission restrictions offer 1-3 university places for non-EU-foreigners, which is the official ratio.
The consecutive Master's sudy programs offer 1-2 university places for non-EU-foreigners.
Yes, there is. The dorm in Ludwigshafen is run by the organization "Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz". There are 187 places for our students.
Yes, you can. Freshmen and freshwomen can apply without their letter of admission, which they can submit later.
A university entrance qualification is a sufficient secondary school education, which enables you to study at a university. In some cases, you need to prove times of study in your home-country or take an assessment test.
"Educational German native" is applied to students who acquired their university entrance qualification at a German school either in Germany or abroad.
"Educational foreigners" is applied to students who do not hold the German citizenship and who acquired their university entrance qualification at a foreign school within Germany or abroad and to those students who acquired their non-German university entrance qualification at a German school abroad.
"Educational foreigners" have to prove a sufficient secondary school education, which enables them to study at a German university if it meets the requirements of the university entrance qualification. In this case, you can directly take up your studies. Otherwise, you can't start right away.
The datapool anabin by the German Ministry of Education informs you about which foreign high school certificates are equivalent to the German ones. Moreover you will receive information whether you have to prove further studies or if you have to enroll at a preparatory college.
Yes, you do.
The main course language is German. However, your command of English has to be at least on B2-level, because in all Bachelor's and Master's courses, some lectures will be held in English.
We only accept the following certificates:
- DSH 2
- DSD II in all parts
- Test DaF level 4 in all parts
- Telc C1 Hochschule, with the result of at least "befriedigend"
- Examination by the Goethe-Institute, level C1
- ÖSD C1
Yes, it is, if you study in Germany after taking the German exam. In all other cases, we will have to see and decide case by case.
- Study programs without admission restrictions
Please use the online-portal to apply for a Bachelor's program without admission restrictions or for all consecutive Master's programs. Please fill in the application for enrollment and send it - together with all other necessary documents - to our university. We will then check your application and will inform you if you fulfill all admission requirements. After that, you can enroll within a certain period of time by submitting all necessary documents on time. You will not receive a letter of admission.
- Study programs with admission restrictions
For a place in a study program with admission restrictions you apply in two steps:
1. Register with DoSV (university start)
2. Apply via our online portal (application of admission)
After this application procedure you will receive an offer for a university place via DoSV, which you have to accept within a certain period of time. You will then receive your letter of admission. After that you have to submit all necessary documents (enlisted in the letter) within a certain period of time.
No, you won't. We cannot inform you about receiving your application. If you would like to be notified, you can add a postcard with sufficient stamps and your address to your application. We will stamp off your postcard and send it back to you. However, you can check on the status of your application any time in our online portal, also whether your application has been received.
No, it isn't. Although the online-application is mandatory, it is not sufficient. After completing your online-application, print out the application for admission/enrollment and the checklist ("Kontrollblatt"). The checklist stays with you. Sign the application papers and add all necessary documents. Then send everything off per post or bring it to the university's International Office. Make sure you have kept the checklist for yourself.
The checklist stays with you. Please keep it until the end of the application procedure. It contains your login-data for the online-portal, where you can check on the status of your application.
- High school diploma and university degree certificates
- Language proof
- For the study program Social Work: Proof of an internship
- In case you had been enrolled in another university: Proof about study times in Germany - Enrollment certificate, proof of achievements, certificate of good standing
- CV in German
- Photocopy of your passport and - if you have - of your residence permit and the additional paper or the "Fiktionsbescheinigung".
You need a certificate of good conduct when you change the university. Your current university will write you one. It contains the information if you have lost your right of examination.
No, please don't do so.
All documents from your home-country have to be handed in as certified copies of the original documents and as certified translations into a common European language (e.g. English, French or German).
You can send in your application documents by post or hand them in personally. In any case, they have to arrive on time.
Your application has to be on time, that means your application documents for study programs with admission restrictions have to arrive before the application deadline. The date of post mark is decisive. You can find all application deadlines on our homepage.
No, you can't. The online-application is mandatory. Please note that we only accept complete admission papers, otherwise your application will not be processed.
Yes, you can. You have to send in your proof of language or your assessment test result within 14 days after the application deadline at the latest!
All other documents, though, have to be handed in on time!
In case of problems during your online-application (e.g. you cannot print your application of admission, the system won't accept your data, etc.) you have to start all over again, because your data will not have been secured.
You can correct mistakes in your online-application via the navigation bar (on the left hand side in the online portal). After sending off your application and after receiving your applicant-number, you cannot alter anything anymore. In case of a severe mistake, fill out a new application.
No, please don't. Please understand that we cannot inform you at length about your application process on the phone. The decisions are being taken shortly before sending out the letters of admission. Before that we cannot say anything about your chances of admission. With your login-data, you can have a look at the status of your application on the online portal of our university any time.
No, you cannot do this directly after enrollment. You can change your study program until the third semester, as long as there are enough free places. In any case, you need the approval of the immigration authority. Additionally, you have to apply again for the first semester.
If you live outside of Germany, you have to apply for a study visa before travelling to Germany. You can do this with your letter of admission at the respective German diplomatic mission abroad (embassy, consulate...). Your letter of admission or any other documents that prove your university place should suffice.
In case you already are in Germany, you have to apply for a residence permit at the responsible immigration office.
You will find a list of all necessary documents in your letter of admission.
Usually, you have to show this:
- passport (original, no photocopy)
- valid residence permit and all documents (Aufenthaltstitel + Zusatzblatt, Fiktionsbescheinigung etc.)
- insurance certificate
- receipt about having paid the semester fee
- etc. etc.
Your residence permit according to § 16 AufenthG is only valid in combination with the additional paper ("Zusatzblatt"). This Zusatzblatt quotes the reason for your stay (study-course).
Yes, you do. Your residence permit is only valid for a certain university, which is named in your documents. If you have been enrolled in another university or prep college or language course, you will have to get a new additional paper ("Zusatzblatt") from the relevant immigration authority, that states your study course at our university: „…berechtigt zum Studium an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ludwigshafen…“
Yes, you do. All students in Germany have to be health-insured. That's why you have to show your health insurance certificate at enrollment.
Please show either
- your insurance certificate with the company-number and your personal insurance number
- or an insurance certificate with one or two valid registration cards
No, you don't. There are no tuition fees in Germany. However, you have to pay a relatively small semester fee.
If you enrolled within the given timeframe, you will receive this document directly. This paper usually suffices to apply for a study visa, although it is not a student ID as such.
No, it is not. However, you will receive very important information for your studies at our university during this week. If you miss the introduction week, you will miss these information.
No, you can't. The StudiCard is not a semester ticket. The semester ticket is only valid in combination with your student ID.