Application deadline 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the application deadline for our bachelor's degree programmes has been prolonged until 20th August 2020.

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

  • Are there any changes in the application and admission process due to COVID-19?
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, postal and courier services are not available in my country. Can I submit the paper version of my application documents at a later date?
  • I am a British citizen, how will my application be treated after the brexit?
  • Do I apply via Uni-Assist or directly at Leuphana University?
  • I have already studied. Can I apply for a higher semester?
  • Does Leuphana take part in the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) via Hochschulstart?
  • Do I need to submit the TestAS study ability test for my application?
  • Can international applicants also be admitted via waiting period?
  • Do I have to submit a letter of motivation?
  • Do I need to submit a Hague Apostille to officially certify my educational documents?
  • When can I expect an answer?

Application with IB-Diploma (International Baccalaureate)

  • Is my IB-Diploma recognized in Germany?
  • Can Leuphana verify my IB-Diploma online?

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 Majors. I cannot provide the required proof of English by the application deadline. May I submit this later?
  • I have an associate degree. Is this degree recognised as proof of English language skills?
  • I would like to take the DSH test (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). Can I register for this at Leuphana University?

Study financing

  • Are there tuition fees at Leuphana College?
  • Does Leuphana College provide scholarships for international students?
  • How can I prove sufficient financial means for my visa application?
  • How much money do I have to plan monthly for living expenses?

I received an admission. What's next?

  • Step 1: Enrolment
  • Step 2: Entry and Residence, Health Insurance
  • Step 3: Finding Accomodation
  • Step 4: Plan your Travels
  • Step 5: Cost of Living and German Bank Account

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.

 

Are there any changes in the application and admission process due to COVID-19?

In 2020, student places within the main quota will be allocated on the basis of the average grade of the university entrance qualification and the extracurricular activities (= stage 1 of the admission procedure).

Tests and interviews (= stage 2) scheduled for August will not take place.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, postal and courier services are not available in my country. Can I submit the paper version of my application documents at a later date?

If, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you are not able to send the paper version of your documents to Germany by the end of the application period, you can submit them to Leuphana until the enrollment deadline. In case of admission you will be informed about the further procedure.

I am a British citizen, how will my application be treated after the brexit?

The transition period agreed between Great Britain and the European Union runs until 30.12.2020. During this period, applications from British citizens will continue to be processed within the main quota.

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.

 

    No, Leuphana does not take part in the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV).

    No, the TestAS is not required for application to Leuphana College.

    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.

    No, a Hague Apostille is not required. On the Uni-assist webpage you can find detailed information about the requirements for certified copies.

    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.

    Is my IB-Diploma recognized in Germany?

    Please check in advance whether the subject combination and grades of your IB-Dipoma will be recognized for admission to a German university. On the website of the DAAD you will find the corresponding requirements that have to be fulfilled.

    Can Leuphana verify my IB-Diploma online?


    Yes, with the IB-Diploma you can apply directly to Leuphana and the diploma can be verified online.
    Please request the submission of your transcript at ibo.org.

    If you have any questions please contact support@ibo.org.

    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 Majors. 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 have an associate degree. Is this degree recognised as proof of English language skills?

    The associate degree is not recognised in Germany. Therefore, it cannot be recognised as proof of English language skills.

    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.

    Are there tuition fees at Leuphana College?

    No, there are no tuition fees at Leuphana College. There is a semester fee for each semester. This amount already includes the costs for the semester ticket.

     

    Does Leuphana College provide scholarships for international students?

    No, Leuphana College itself does not award scholarships to international students. However, you can search for a suitable scholarship in the DAAD scholarship database.

    How can I prove sufficient financial means for my visa application?

    You can find up-to-date information on the blocked bank account on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

    How much money do I have to plan monthly for living expenses?

    We have compiled a list for you so that you can roughly estimate the cost of living in Lüneburg.

    Step 1: Enrolment

    For the official acceptance of your admission, please send the signed application for enrolment to the Student Services Department within the specified period and transfer the semester fee

    All information on enrolment can be found on the website of the Student Service. You do not need to be in Lüneburg in person to enrol.

     

    Step 2: Entry and Residence, Health Insurance

    On the website of our International Office you will find information about visa regulations, blocked account, health insurance, registration of residence and the residence permit / electronic residence permit (eAT).

    Step 3: Finding Accomodation

    Our International Office is available to assist admitted applicants in finding accommodation or to give tips on how to find accommodation independently.

    Step 4: Plan your Travels

    For information on how best to get to Lüneburg, please refer to our travel directions.

    Step 5: Cost of Living and German Bank Account

    We have compiled a list for you so that you can roughly estimate the cost of living in Lüneburg. For handling payments of daily life we recommend to open a bank account in Germany. For students, many banks offer this service free of charge.