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Dual study at the HWG LU

University education combined with intensive practical experience

A dual study program combines the advantages of an academically oriented university education with practical application in a company. In this way, study content can be put directly into practice.

The prerequisite for a dual study program at HWG LU is that students conclude a training contract with a company that is a cooperation partner of the university. During the lecture-free period, students complete the practical phases in "their" company and get to know different areas of work there. Further advantages: The chances of being taken on after graduation are very good for dual students. They also receive a training allowance from their partner company and are therefore financially independent.

But the training companies also benefit. They get to know their academically trained students during the practical phases and can deploy them in the company after graduation.

HWG LU dual programs in high demand

According to a study by the CHE Center for Higher Education Development, which analyzed the development of dual study programs in all federal states for the first time in 2019, dual study programs in Rhineland-Palatinate are on a growth trajectory. Since its beginnings in 2008, the number of degree programs has quadrupled. A total of 74 dual programs and around 3,500 dual students were recorded - and the trend is rising.

The HWG LU is therefore one of the most popular universities in Rhineland-Palatinate and, with a share of around 20 percent of dual students, is in second place after Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

HWG LU: Pioneering role in dual studies in Rhineland-Palatinate

The dual study program has a long tradition at HWG LU: in 1995, the Bachelor's degree program "International Business Administration" was launched as the first training-integrated degree program in Rhineland-Palatinate (at that time still called International Business Administration in Practice).

Renowned cooperation partners

HWG LU's cooperation partners in the dual study program include

  • AOK
  • BASF
  • Heraeus Medical Care
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • SAP

and many more.

Rhineland-Palatinate Cooperative State University

When it comes to dual studies, HWG LU works closely with the Rhineland-Palatinate Cooperative State University (DHR), which acts as an umbrella organization for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The DHR's tasks include providing information, advice and networking for both universities and (potential) students as well as cooperation partners. Furthermore, marketing and supporting the initiation and further development of dual study programs in Rhineland-Palatinate is the task of the DHR as an umbrella brand.

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the DHR set up two hotlines for general and coronavirus-specific questions about dual study programs in Rhineland-Palatinate:

  • For dual students and prospective students:
    0800/123 19 72, Mon - Thurs,  9 am - 12 noon
  • For companies:
    0800/27 21 960, Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

There is an answering machine outside office hours.


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