Applying to Leuphana College

First-year students can only apply for the winter semester. Applications are not possible outside the application periods.

application periodssemesterstart of studies
Mid May until July 151. (Studienstart), 3., 5.Oktober (Wintersemester)
Mitte Dezember bis 15. Januar2., 4.April (Sommersemester)

If you have a foreign university entrance qualification, please refer to the chart to see whether you are applying directly to Leuphana University Lüneburg or whether you are applying to Uni-Assist. All information for a successful application can be found on the pages for international applicants.

Guide for international applicants ©Leuphana
Guide for international applicants

four steps to a place at university

1. Choose study program

At Leuphana College, you can apply for one Bachelor's program. You apply either for a Bachelor's program with a major and a minor or for the teacher education program Teaching and Learning with two teaching subjects (teaching profession at elementary, secondary modern and secondary schools) or for Social Education and one teaching subject (teaching profession at vocational schools).

You need a university entrance qualification in order to submit a valid application to the college of Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In addition to this general admission requirement, you must fulfill special admission requirements, depending on the study program to which you are applying. An overview of all admission requirements can be found on the page Admission Requirements.

The special aspect of the admission procedure at Leuphana College is that it is not only the final grade that decides whether you get a study place. Leuphana College offers you the opportunity to score points through extracurricular achievements, participation in a study apptitude test and, if applicable, participation in a selection interview thus improving your chance of being admitted to a study program. This process is explained in detail on the admission procedure page.

3. online application via myCampus

To be able to apply to Leuphana, create a myCampus-Account. Once you have registered, submit your online application there.
We have compiled detailed instructions for you in case you have difficulties registering or using the portal. If you have any further questions, please contact the Media and Information Center for technical questions or the Leuphana Infoportal for questions regarding the content.

Documents* you need for your application:

  • University entrance qualification
  • if applicable, documents on extracurricular achievements
  • if applicable, documents on periods of professional activity after acquisition of the university entrance qualification
  • if applicable, documents on previous studies (current certificate of enrollment or exmatriculation, examinations taken at a German university, transcript of records)
  • if applicable, documents on double studies (study certificates, preliminary and intermediate examinations, etc.)

*Uploads are only accepted in PDF form. If you want to convert a photo into a PDF document, there are web-based converters for this purpose, e.g. JPEG-PDF-Converter from Adobe or PDF24 Tools from geek software GmbH.Please note that with web converters you entrust the content of the document to the respective provider. Alternatively, use software installed on your device for download, e.g. "Dangerzone" (PC/MAC/Linux). Please make sure that you upload multi-page documents as one PDF in myCampus. Uploading several individual pages is not possible.

for a higher semester

If you have already completed examination achievements that you would like to have credited for the continuation of your studies at the college, you can apply for a higher semester. The online application process is the same as for applications for the first semester.

Application with foreign university entrance qualification

Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification can obtain information on the pages for international students.

4. After the application

In myCampus you can see the current processing status of your application and will also be informed there if documents are still missing for a successful application. Use the opportunity to take part in one of the selection days on offer and increase your chances of getting a place at university. If you receive an admission, you can see this in myCampus. You will also be informed about status changes by e-mail.

Once you have accepted your admission to the study program in myCampus, you must prove that you have health insurance and transfer the semester fee. Your myCampus account will then change to a Leuphana account and you will receive your certificate of enrollment and semester ticket by mail.

Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Phone +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-1430
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 - 16 h
Fr 9 - 12 h


Allgemeine Ordnung der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg für den Zugang und die Zulassung zum "Leuphana-Bachelor" mit allen zulassungsbeschränkten Teilstudiengängen:
Nr. 45/23 vom 15.05.2023

Allgemeine Ordnung der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg für die Zulassung zu allen Bachelor-Studiengängen, mit denen die Voraussetzungen für ein Lehramt vermittelt werden (2-Fach-Bachelor):
Nr. 44/23 vom 15.05.2023

Zugangsordnung für alle Bachelor-Studiengänge (2-Fach-Bachelor) mit denen die Voraussetzungen für ein Lehramt vermittelt werden:
Nr. 46/23 vom 15.05.2023