Admission Process

at Leuphana College*

Leuphana University of Lüneburg conducts a differentiated admission procedure for all Bachelor's programmes at Leuphana College in order to be able to take into account not only the grade of the university entrance qualification but also special skills, experience and competences of the applicants when allocating places. The selection procedure as part of the admission process is intended to help select the most suitable and motivated applicants for Leuphana College, as participation in the aptitude test and, if applicable, selection interview can significantly increase the chance of admission.

Admission Process at Leuphana College ©Leuphana
Leuphana College Admission Process

Leuphana College offers motivated and suitable applicants the opportunity to significantly increase their chances of gaining a place on a degree programme.

If you are among the top 30% of applicants for each study programme, you will be admitted via the best quota. Here, only the grade of the university entrance qualification is taken into account. In the main quota, you also have the opportunity to gain additional points by having extracurricular achievements relevant to your studies recognised and by taking part in the study aptitude test and, if applicable, a selection interview.

After your online application, the system will automatically check whether you can be offered a place as part of a statutory quota (preliminary and special quotas or waiting time quota) or via the university's selection procedure.

Best quota

Within the framework of the best quota, the grade of the university entrance qualification is converted into a point value (1.0 = 30 points; 1.1 = 29 points, ...). The top 30% of applicants in terms of points for each study program receive a direct admission notification. This notification is stored in myCampus.

Whether you secure a study place through the best quota can only be determined after the ranking process following the application deadline. Therefore, it is advisable to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in one of the selection days beforehand to generate additional points.

In case of a tie in ranking, a lottery will determine the outcome. Upon receiving the admission notification, applicants are given a deadline to confirm the acceptance of the study place. No waiting list procedure takes place within this quota.

Best Quota for Major

Bachelor ProgramAdmission Limit
 GradePoints
Digital Media1,228
Economicsall admitted
Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies1,030
Ingenieurwissenschaftenall admitted
International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship1,327
Kulturwissenschaftenall admitted
Politikwissenschaftall admitted
Psychology1,030
Rechtswissenschaftall admitted
Studium Individualeall admitted
Umweltwissenschaften1,129
Wirtschaftsinformatikall admitted

 

Best Quota for teacher training vocational schools

SubjectAdmission Limit
 GradePoints
Sozialpädagogik (mit Lehramtsoption)all admitted
Wirtschaftspädagogik all admitted

 

Best Quota for Teaching and Learning (Lehrerbildung-GHR)

SubjectsAdmission Limits
 GradePoints
Deutsch1,723
Sachunterricht1,525

further subjects: Chemie, Englisch, Biologie
Evangelische Religion, Kunst,
Mathematik, Musik, Politik, Sport

all valid applications were admitted.

 

Selection Procedure

If you do not receive a place in the best quota and are part of the main quota, points for extracurricular activities may be added to the points value determined from the grade of your university entrance qualification. You can receive a maximum of 5 additional points for extracurricular activities relevant to your studies or eligible school/youth competitions. You can find an overview of the extracurricular activities that can be recognised in the download area. Points are only awarded once per category.

A study skills test is offered for all study programmes as part of the selection days. For English-language study programmes, you will write the test in English. In some study programmes there is also a selection interview, which is also conducted in English for English-language study programmes.

You can find all further information on the selection days page.

The score for extracurricular activities and the results of the study skills test and interview, if applicable, will be included in your overall score once all application documents have been reviewed. After the application procedure has been completed, admissions are stored in myCampus and you will be informed of a change of status by e-mail. A succession procedure will take place. As long as no rejection notice has been entered in myCampus, you will remain on the ranking list and have the chance to be offered a place.

The total points are calculated from the grade of the university entrance qualification, extracurricular activities, the result in the study skills test, the selection interview if applicable and the math test if applicable.

Admission Limits for Major

bachelor ProgrammesPoints
Digital Media28
Economicsall admitted
Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies36
Ingenieurwissenschaftenall admitted
International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship27
Kulturwissenschaftenall admitted
Politikwissenschaftall admitted
Psychology36
Rechtswissenschaftall admitted
Studium Individualeall admitted
Umweltwissenschaften37
Wirtschaftsinformatikall admitted

Admission Limits for teacher training vocational schools

SubjectsPoints
Sozialpädagogik (mit Lehramtsoption)all admitted
Wirtschaftspädagogik (mit Lehramtsoption)all admitted

Admission Limits for Teching and Learning (Lehrerbildung-GHR)

SubjectsPoints
Deutsch15*
Sachunterricht19
further subjects: Bologie, Chemie, Englisch,
Evangelische Religion, Kunst,
Mathematik, Musik, Politik, Sport

all valid applications
were admitted.

* Here, not all applications with the specified points could be admitted. Then the lot decides.

Waiting Period

10% of available places are allocated to the highest-ranking applicants on the basis of a waiting period. Among those applicants with the same waiting period, the following auxiliary criteria are decisive in the given order: Average grade, service completed, if applicable, lot drawn. The total waiting period to be taken into account is limited to seven semesters (half-years).

The number of waiting semesters is calculated automatically when applying. The waiting period denotes the time after acquiring the higher education entrance qualification (usually in Germany, the “Abitur”), calculated in full semesters, during which you were not enrolled at a German higher education institution. A half-year is defined as the period from 1 April to 30 September and from 1 October to 31 March of the following year. If your “Abitur” certificate is issued in May, for example, the waiting period begins on 1 October. Study periods abroad have no effect on the calculation of the waiting period; any semesters studied in Germany in the meantime are then subtracted.

Waiting Period for Major

Bachelor ProgrammesWaiting Period (Grade)
Digital Media7 (4,0)
Economicsall admitted
Global Environmental ans Sutainability Studies7 (2,6)
Ingenieurwissenschaftenall admitted
International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship7 (2,5)
Kulturwissenschaftenall admitted
Poliktikwissenschaftall admitted
Psychology7 (2,2)
Rechstwissenschaftall admitted
Studium Individualeall admitted
Umweltwissenschaften7 (3,2)
Wirtschfsinformatikall admitted

Waiting Period for teacher training vocational schools

SubjectWaiting Period (grade)
Sozialpädagogik (mit Lehramtsoption)all admitted
Wirtschaftspädagogik (mit Lehramtsoption)all admitted

Waiting Period for Teaching and Learning (Lehrerbildung-GHR)

SubjectWaiting Period (grade)
Deutsch4 (2,6)
Sachunterricht7 (3,1)
further subjects: Bilogie, Chemie, Englisch
evangelishe Religion, Kunst,
Mathematik, Musik, Politik, Sport
all valid applications were admitted

Advance and special quotas

Within the framework of the legally prescribed preliminary and special quotas, places in each major are allocated to specific groups of applicants. Applicants in these groups will only compete with each other within the respective group and not with the other applicants. The following quotas are reserved:

- Up to 5% for foreign applicants from non-EU countries, who have a foreign higher education entrance qualification. Applicants should submit their documents directly to uni-assist e.V..

- up to 2% for so-called “hardship cases” (an application for hardship cases must also be completed)

- up to 3% for applicants for a second degree in Germany. The application must be accompanied by an informal letter stating the reasons for pursuing the intended second degree and, if applicable, proof thereof, as well as proof of obtaining the first degree.

- a proportional share to be determined for those with professional qualifications (maximum 10%). Further information on recognised professional qualifications for those with special professional qualifications can be found in Leuphana’s Information Office.

*subject to approval by the Stiftungsrat