University Entrance Qualification

  • Do I meet the admission criteria?
  • What can I do, if I do not meet the admission criteria yet?

Application and admission

  • Do I apply via Uni-Assist or directly at Leuphana University?
  • I have already studied. Can I apply for a higher semester?
  • Werde ich auch zu einem Auswahltest und/oder –gespräch eingeladen?
  • Can international applicants also be admitted via waiting period?
  • Do I have to submit a letter of motivation?
  • When can I expect an answer?

Language requirements

  • What language skills do I need for my studies and how can I prove them when applying?
  • I would like to apply for one of the English-taught Major I cannot provide the required proof of English by the application deadline. May I submit this later?
  • I would like to take the DSH test (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). Can I register for this at Leuphana University?

Do I meet the admission criteria?

If you wish to study in Germany, you need a university entrance qualification, called a “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung” or “HZB” for short.

You can pre-check quickly and simply whether you are qualified to study in Germany using the Online Portal of UniAssist.

Please note that this is only a non-binding preliminary check. The official assessment can only be carried out by UniAssist after you submit all your documents there.

What can I do, if I do not meet the admission criteria yet?

In many cases, a high school diploma from abroad may not be sufficient to meet the admission criteria to study in Germany.
If this applies to you, you may consider taking a preparatory course  - called a „Studienkolleg“ - and/or do an assessment examination. The teaching language is German and courses usually last 1 year.
If you apply to Leuphana and your high school diploma is not sufficient to meet the admission criteria, Leuphana will forward  your application to the Studienkolleg in Hannover. You will be invited for an entrance exam. You will need at least a B1 level of German language proficiency to take part.
Since Lüneburg belongs to Lower Saxony, we can only forward applications to Hannover, not to Hamburg. However, you may submit an application to the Studienkolleg in Hamburg yourself.

 

Do I apply via Uni-Assist or directly at Leuphana University?

If you hold a foreign university entrance certificate, please send your application through Uni-assist.
The Uni-Assist portal is available in German and English.

If you are applying with an international baccalaureate (IB-Diploma), European Baccalaureate, Feststellungsprüfung Studienkolleg, Vorprüfungsdokumentation from UniAssist, or with an Abitur from a German school abroad, you can apply to Leuphana directly.

 

I have already studied. Can I apply for a higher semester?

In the winter semester it is possible to apply for the 1st, 3rd and 5th semester. For the 3rd semester 40 CPs of equivalent academic achievements must be available, for the 5th semester 80 CPs.

Please be informed, that we can only admit new students to higher semesters, if current students deregister. Thus, we cannot predict if places will be available.

If you are applying for a higher semester, please enclose the completed and signed application for placement with your application.

 

    Werde ich auch zu einem Auswahltest und/oder –gespräch eingeladen?

    Bewerber*innen mit einer Staatsangehörigkeit eines EU/EWR Staates werden innerhalb der Hauptquote (80%) zugelassen. Die 25% der besten Bewerber*innen werden bereits nach Stufe 1 des Auswahlverfahrens direkt zugelassen. Die anderen Bewerber*innen erhalten eine Einladung zum Studierfähigkeitstest und/oder –gespräch. Weitere Fragen werden in unserem FAQ zu den Studierfähigkeitstests und Auswahlgesprächen beantwortet.

    Bewerber*innen mit einer Staatsangehörigkeit eines NICHT-EU/EWR Staates werden innerhalb der Vorab- und Sonderquote zugelassen. Es stehen 5% der Studienplätze pro Studiengang für NICHT-EU/EWR Bewerber*innen zur Verfügung. Es werden keine Studierfähigkeitstest und/oder –gespräche durchgeführt.

    Can international applicants also be admitted via waiting period?

    The waiting period quota applies to all German and EU applicants.

    Non-EU applicants cannot be admitted via the waiting period quota.

    Do I have to submit a letter of motivation?

    No, letters of motivation are not considered in the admission procedure.

    When can I expect an answer?

    The first letters of admission will be sent out at the beginning of August, for participants in the study ability test and/or interview directly after the admission days.

    What language skills do I need for my studies and how can I prove them when applying?

    Which language skills you need for your studies and how you can prove them can be found in our overview.

    I would like to apply for one of the English-taught Major I cannot provide the required proof of English by the application deadline. May I submit this later?

    Proof of English language skills should always be submitted at the time of application. The proof can be submitted at the latest by the beginning of the lecture period.

    Please note that you will lose your place of study again and will be exmatriculated if you are unable to provide the proof by the start of lectures.

    I would like to take the DSH test (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). Can I register for this at Leuphana University?

    Yes, the Leuhana Language centre offers test dates for the DSH examination several times a year.