Global partnerships for teaching, learning and research

The Protestant University of Applied Sciences maintains international cooperations with universities of all five continents. Currently we have inter-institutional agreements with more than 40 partner universities in almost 30 countries. You find an overview of our international partnerships here.

Studying and teaching

The Protestant University invites students and staff from our partner universities to study or teach in Ludwigsburg. Students who are interested in spending a semester at the Protestant University find further information about our study program and about how to apply here. Teachers and staff who plan to visit the Protestant University please get in touch with the International Office.


The Institute for Applied Research (Institut für Angewandte Forschung, IAF) bundles and coordinates research activities of the Protestant University in social and clerical fields. It addresses a variety of issues with a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary approach, providing the institutional setting for the implementation of research and development projects. Detailed information about current projects is provided on the IAF website.

If you are interested in international project collaborations or have further questions, please contact the Institute for Applied Research at iaf(at)

International Double Degree Programm:

The Double Degree Program in International Social Work is a seven semester study course jointly implemented by the Protestant University of Applied Sciences and VIVES University of Applies Sciences in Kortrijk/Belgium. At the end of the study program, students from Germany and Belgium are awarded a bachelor degree in Social Work. Students will be considered as having graduated from two universities: EH Ludwigsburg and VIVES University of Applies Sciences in Kortrijk.