Ludwigsburg University
of Education

“The Center of Education”

Location and Demographics
Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) is about 1.5 hours by train, southeast of Frankfurt, Germany. With 5,000 students, the campus is situated in beautiful Ludwigsburg, population 85,000. Surrounded by hills, forests, and historic cathedrals, the city is considered both the center of education and the center of economic progression.  

The university is welcoming to international students and has numerous American university partnerships. Its friendly staff in the International Office provides a comprehensive orientation and the university has numerous course offerings in English and Germany. Each semester, prior to the start of classes, the International Office offers a free German language course that includes a welcome program to all international students. German language courses offered concurrently at various levels. During the orientation program, the International Office provides tutors/mentors, offering assistance with making living and studying at Ludwigsburg a positive and memorable experience. Field trips, tours of the Ludwigsburg, and information about coursework are part of the orientation. 

The city of Ludwigsburg is a wonderful destination for first time or return travelers to Germany. Its location in western Germany provides a pathway to numerous, historic and beautiful parts of the country. Ludwigsburg Palace is one of Germany's largest baroque palaces, dating back to the 19th century during the kingdom of Württemberg, with its elaborate gardens.

Photo Gallery of Germany

The Campus
Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) has 4,800 and is a teaching university with its roots in education and teacher training.  The campus’ strong point is its agility in offering courses taught in English or English-Germany hybrid to accommodate international students.  Intriguing courses such as “The European Union – a Survey” and “Geography of Europe,” “American Art since the Second World War,” are taught at LUE with ample coursework in a variety of disciplines.

Ludwigsburg University International Office Website


SUNY students typically stay in single rooms (some doubles available) in the Student Village on campus, just minutes from the university in communal style living (shared dining/living room, kitchen, bath). 

Application & Deadline

Applications and inquiries should be directed to SUNY College at Oneonta Office of International Education (OIE), Study Abroad Coordinator. 

Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form. 

A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs application is due to the OIE by: April 15st for Fall study; 
November 1st for Spring study abroad.

Special Notes:

Fall Term in Germany runs from the beginning of October through mid-February; Spring/Summer Term in Germany runs from the beginning of April through late July


Duration and Cost
Currency used at University: Euro.
SUNY exchange students may study for the Fall, Spring, or Academic Year at LUE.
Students who are nominated by SUNY Oneonta for the exchange program at LUE are eligible to apply for a Baden-Württemberg Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship amounts are based on available funds and the applicant pool; however, awards of up to 1600 Euros/semester have been granted to students in the past. Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education for more information about how to apply for this scholarship.

Semester Cost Sheet

Open to all SUNY students, all majors, though ideal for Education, Art, English, History, or German studies majors. Minimum 2.5 GPA and faculty recommendations required.  Students fluent in German are highly encouraged to apply.



Contact Us

OIE Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mailing Address: Office of International Education SUNY College at Oneonta 111 Schumacher Hall Oneonta, NY 13820
USA Tel: 607-436-3369 Fax: 607-436-2475

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Prospective Students

Our Location Founded in 1889 in “Honor and Good Faith,” the College is strategically located in beautiful upstate New York. Oneonta is home to the Foothills Performing Arts Center and just 30 minutes to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The campus is surrounded by 360 degree mountain views and is close to the Catskill Mountains. Upstate NewYork is a four-season state with mild summers, cool nights, and beautiful spring foliage. Fall is colorful and winters offer plenty of snow, ideal for snowboarding and skiing. The campus is 4.5 hours to New York City (NYC) by bus and 1 hour from Albany, the capital of New York and a major shopping area.
Oneonta has a progressive, local and interstate bus system running 7 days per week with routine stops on campus. DowntownOneonta is walking distance from SUNY and has local shopping, unique gift shops, restaurants, farmer’s markets, and entertainment in this historic city. A nearby shopping mall is a short distance to the campus by bus.
The Albany International Airport is just over 1 hour away—The OIE office provides free airport pickup for new student arrivals. JFK International Airport is also within reach and has an Airtrack/railway/bus system direct to Oneonta.

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How to Apply

Starting Your Overseas Journey: Step-by-Step
Whether you choose one of SUNY Oneonta’s exchange programs or you find a venue among SUNY’s 500 programs, you’re sure to find a destination that meets your goals and objectives for studying abroad.
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