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Guidance for your professional career

Leading the way: finding the right course of study

Do you want to take up a course of study? Great, then you've already made a groundbreaking decision for your future career. Now it's time to identify the right course of study from the huge range on offer. We have put together a few tips below:

Study orientation: HWG-LU offers free workshops

  • What prospects do I have with my school-leaving certificate or at the end of my vocational training?
  • What does studying actually mean?
  • And which course of study is right for me?
  • How does the application process work?

These and many other questions are addressed in the workshops for prospective students at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. The goal of our study orientation workshops is to work out personal strengths and weaknesses and to compare them with the requirements of a degree program. Because the interests of the participants are at the forefront, even those who do not yet have a concrete idea of the direction their studies should take will benefit.

Current workshop dates

Study orientation tests on the Internet

From general tests for study orientation to concrete suggestions for a field of study - there is a wide range of offers on the web aimed at prospective students in the orientation phase. We can recommend the Hochschulkompass study interest test with a clear conscience. This is a scientifically based self-test for study orientation. If you invest about 15 minutes of your time here, you will find out where your basic inclinations lie and which courses of study match them. The test is free, non-binding and anonymous.

You definitely want to study in Ludwigshafen? You're welcome to! Our course finder will help you find the right course for you from the more than 40 courses offered by the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences.

Specialized study advising at the HWG-LU

If you shortlist a study program of HWG-LU, we recommend a conversation with the assistants of the respective study program. They are the direct contact persons for all subject-related questions in the run-up to (and also during) your studies. You can find the relevant contact persons on the profile pages of your desired study program, which you can access via the program finder, among other things.

Getting started made easy: Offers for (new) students

In addition to various taster lectures in advance, the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences offers a range of classroom and online courses for the initial phase of studies: The aim of the learning check is to get to know and assess one's own learning methods and strategies better. The writing lab provides assistance in writing scientific papers. The one-week preliminary course in mathematics helps first-year students prepare for the mathematics modules at the university (online participation also possible). A pre-course in English is available for students in the Department of Social and Health Services. The event portal for students of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences also lists many other current course offerings. Those who have attended at least three workshops and courses can also obtain the "Fit for studies and career" certificate.

Introductory events and accompanying measures

In addition to the central offer, the respective departments also organize an introductory week (in individual cases an introductory day) for the start of studies. The offers on the study program or department level include the following

  • Mentoring programs during the first year of study
  • a "starter package" for first-year students on the OpenOLAT learning platform
  • tutorials on the topic of scientific work for first-year students
  • Tutorials for study modules that are considered particularly challenging (for example, statistics in business administration or law in social work)
  • Offers for particularly high-achieving students in the field of Management, Controlling, HealthCare.

When things don't go according to plan...

Equal opportunity officers, a liaison lecturer, a university chaplain and a psychological counseling center - in the event of individual, difficult life situations, there are a number of points of contact at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. And anyone who is thinking of dropping out of their studies should first contact their department. Here there are trained contact persons who know how to advise and support potential dropouts.

Useful and further links

  • Are you interested in studying? Everything you should know about HWG LU as a prospective student can be found in our Quick Link PDF for download. 
  • The website www.studienwahl.de and the corresponding brochure "Studienwahl - Der offizielle Studienführer für Deutschland" (Study Choice - The Official Study Guide for Germany), operated by the Foundation for University Admission and the Federal Employment Agency, provide high school graduates with comprehensive information on study choices and career planning.  
  • Study or rather not? The Virtual Campus Rhineland-Palatinate offers guidance on this fundamental decision. A cross-university scientific state institution, with an expectation comparison aimed at high school students.
  • Workshops for study orientation at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences
  • Our recommendation: The study interest test of Hochschulkompass is scientifically based, free of charge, non-binding and anonymous. Duration: about 15 minutes
  • Current overview of events for students at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen
  • You can find out more about the wide range of events offered by the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen for pupils, schools and students on the pages of the department for studies and teaching