Application deadline 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the application deadline for our bachelor's degree programmes has been prolonged until 31th July 2021.

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?
  • What are the admission limits at Leuphana College and how can I convert my grade according to the German system?
  • Should I apply via uni-assist or directly to Leuphana University?
  • I have already studied. Can I apply for admission to an advanced semester?
  • Does Leuphana take part in the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) via Hochschulstart?
  • Can international applicants also be admitted via waiting period?
  • Do I have to submit a letter of motivation?
  • 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 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

University Entrance Qualification

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 another federal state, e.g. Hamburg. However, you may submit an application to the Studienkolleg in Hamburg yourself.

 

Application and admission

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

In 2021, student places within the main quota (EU/EEA applicants) 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 certified copies 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.

What are the admission limits at Leuphana College and how can I convert my grade according to the German system?

Information on admission limits for the last years can be found on the following websites:

Admission limits for EU/EEA applicants

Admission limits for non-EU/EEA applicants

The webpages also contain a calculator to convert grades into the German grading system.

Should I apply via uni-assist or directly to 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, preliminary review documentation 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 admission to an advanced 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.

 

    Does Leuphana take part in the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) via Hochschulstart?

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

    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.

    Application with IB-Diploma (International Baccalaureate)

    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.

    Language requirements

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

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

    Study financing

    Are there tuition fees at Leuphana College?

    No, there are no tuition fees at Leuphana College. There is a semester contribution 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.

    I received an admission. What's next?

    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 contribution.

    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.