Admission

The administrative procedures differ for applicants from within the European Union and outside the European Union, as well as for applicants to first semester and higher semesters

Administrative Procedures

  • Valid applications
  • Invalid applications

Applications for the first semester

  • Applicants from the European Union and EEA countries
  • Applicants from countries outside the European Union and the EEA

Applications for a higher semester

  • Processing applications to higher semesters

Data storage

  • Saving your data and documents

Valid applications

If your documents are complete and fulfill the formal admissions requirements:

  • Uni-Assist forwards your documents to Leuphana University of Lüneburg (this alone is not an admission yet).
  • In the first main admissions process, Leuphana University of Lüneburg checks your documents according to content-related qualitative criteria.
  • The University will then inform you whether or not they can offer you a place to study.  
  • If there remain free places after completion of the main admissions process, there may be one or even more subsequent admissions processes. The University can also decide to allocate remaining study places by drawing lots shortly before lectures start.
  • If you are not admitted or if you do not accept the place offered to you, you must apply again the following year or term, provided that you are still interested in a study place.

Invalid applications

If your documents do not fulfill the formal admissions requirements,

  •   Uni-Assist will inform you accordingly.
  •   Your documents remain with Uni-Assist.
  •   If you still wish to study at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, you must apply again via Uni-Asisst in the following year or term by submitting new documents, if required.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your application at Uni-Assist, please contact Uni-Assist directly:

uni-assist e.V.
Arbeits- u. Servicesstelle für Intern. Studienbewerbungen
D-11507 Berlin
Fon +49.30.666.44-345
www.uni-assist.de

 

Applicants from the European Union and EEA countries

  • Applicants from these countries with a university entrance qualification gained abroad are taken into account within the main admissions quota.
The procedure of admission is as follows: 90% of the study places are allocated according to each applicant’s qualifications, whereas only 10% are allocated to applicants according to their wait time, i.e. the period of time between the school leaving examination and the application, measured in semesters.
  • The admissions criteria based on qualification are assigned two stages:

Stage 1: 

  • Average grade in school leaving certificate and
  • Extra-curricular activities

Applicants can improve their ranking in the admissions procedure by furnishing proof of extra-curricular activities (please see attachment of the application form). 

Information on changed admission process in 2020 due to Covid-19: In 2020, student places within the main quota will be allocated on the basis of the average grade of the secondary school certificate and the extracurricular activities (= stage 1 of the admission procedure). Tests and interviews (= stage 2) scheduled for August will not take place.

Stage 2:

  • Results of the assessment test


or

  • Results of the admissions interview

 

 

    Applicants from countries outside the European Union and the EEA

    5% of the study places are reserved for applicants from these countries with a university entrance qualification gained abroad. The admissions procedure is based exclusively on the average grade of the applicant’s school leaving certificate.

     

    Processing applications to higher semesters

    Applicants applying for admission to an advanced semester are assigned only vacant study places on the basis of regulated ranking and drawing lots.

    Data storage

    If you do not enroll at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, your documents will remain with Uni-Assist for only one year. After one year, your documents will be destroyed. In general, documents cannot be sent back to you. 

    Your data will be stored in a database for a period of four years before being deleted. During this time, your data will be made available only to Uni-Assist and the university of your choice.