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Study offer in English

Building transformative and sustainable societies – International programme for social and educational professions

The Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg (EH Freiburg to us) offers (autumn semester only) a one-semester course in English (30 ECTS) for incoming students from partner universities (Bachelor level).

The course units bring together both incoming students from partner universities and domestic students, providing important perspectives on global issues and a framework for lively mutual exchange in an international classroom atmosphere.

The overarching thematic focus is based on possibilities for transformation to reach more sustainable and socially just societies. Social work and social education seminars shed light on the topic from different angels and perspectives. Methodological workshops, practical observations and a study project complement the theoretical reflections.


Theoretical reflections and discussions (elective seminars – 4 or 5 seminars must be chosen)

  • Childhood and youth in international comparation (3 ECTS)
  • Counselling and Empowerment within the context of racism and right wing extremism (3 ECTS)
  • Transitions and networking in the education sectors (3 ECTS)
  • Transformative education (3 ECTS)
  • Living social utopias (3 ECTS)
  • Transforming societies in the perspectives of sustainability and social justice. Initiatives from the Global South (3 ECTS)

Method workshops (at least 1 workshop must be chosen – 3-9 ECTS)

  • Workshop in media- or art-education (6 ECTS)
  • Motivational interviewing (3 ECTS)

Study project (compulsory – 8 ECTS)

  • Local development and international cooperation (8 ECTS)

Practical observation (compulsory – 3 ECTS)

  • Field placement in a social or educational institution (3 ECTS)

Further information

Application / nomination deadline

30th of September 2024 – 09th of January 2025

Application requirements

  1. Nomination by the International Office of the home university
  2. Existence of a valid partnership agreement between both universities
  3. Proof of CEFR level B2 in English

Application form

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Beginning and end of lectures in the autumn semester 2024/25

25th of September 2024


A limited number of rooms will be made available by the Studierendenwerk Freiburg. Interest in one of the rooms must be communicated to the EH Freiburg during the application process.

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