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HWG LU: Broad range of topics - individual support

Anything but anonymous

Okay, at the freshman welcome, it can happen that our auditorium is bursting at the seams and there aren't enough chairs for everyone. But as soon as classes start and our approximately 4,500 students are spread across the 4 departments, 5 locations and over 40 degree programs, everyone gets a seat here.

The Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs in the fields of economics, social sciences and health care. Those who want to gain further qualifications afterwards have the choice between various master's degree programs - directly following the bachelor's degree or even after starting a job. Whether full-time, part-time, dual or distance learning - the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences offers a suitable format for everyone.

Small but mighty!

You will not find classic lectures in which professors lecture in overcrowded lecture halls. Instead, at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen, manageable learning groups are the rule, guaranteeing students individual support and personal contact with the lecturers. Currently, 90 professors, 77 research assistants and 261 lecturers take care of our 4,500 students. This means that we are a family university where students can also actively participate in events. In addition to the good supervision rate, the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences scores points with its very high application orientation - here you learn what is really in demand in your job after graduation. In this way, we create the best conditions for specialist knowledge, methodology and social skills to be taught effectively.

What is the difference between universities of applied sciences and universities?

Since the changeover to the Bachelor-Master system, the degrees of universities of applied sciences are on an equal footing with those of universities. Those who are faced with the decision for a type of university (or even for a specific university) should nevertheless be aware of a few things. For universities of applied sciences or also universities of applied sciences applies:


  • As a rule, universities of applied sciences are more application-oriented.
  • Course content is easier to transfer to the working world
  • The course of study is more predefined and generally more school-like.
  • Better supervision ratio of students per teacher
  • The dropout rate is lower than at universities

All of this is also true of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. We also attach great importance to permanently expanding and revising the range of courses on offer in consultation with practitioners and students. As a manageable university, we are agile enough to take current topics into account in the teaching programs at short notice. In short, those who come to the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences choose a course of study with a personal touch.

Studying at HWG-LU - the advantages at a glance

  • Wide range of business administration, social and health sciences degree programs
  • different study formats (full-time, part-time, dual, part-time, distance learning)
  • manageable learning groups
  • individual support and personal contact to the lecturers
  • good supervision rate
  • High level of practical relevance