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Study offer in English

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

The Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg (EH Freiburg to us) offers 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)
  • Gender: What does this have to do with me? (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

15th of April 2023

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 2023/24

9th of October 2023 – 27th of January 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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