Applying through uni-assist

to bachelor’s degree programmes

If you hold an international university entrance qualification from a non-European Union/EEA country, you will need to apply for Bachelor programmes at Leuphana College through uni-assist, the service point for international student applications. This applies to international and German applicants.

  • Application Period
  • Online Application
  • Service Fees
  • Required Documents
  • Form of Documents
  • Applications for admission to an advanced semester

Application Period

  •  for winter semester

      deadline 15 July starting mid May

  •  for summer semester (applicable only when applying to advanced semesters)

      deadline 15 January, starting mid December

We recommend that you hand in your application documents six weeks before the deadline!

At Leuphana University Lüneburg, first semester students are admitted only to winter semesters (the winter semester starts in October). Admission to advanced semesters is possible in summer and in winter (the summer semester starts in April).

uni-assist must receive all your application documents as well as the service fees by the above deadline. Please note that each university for which uni-assist processes international applications sets its own deadline. Make sure that you send all your applications in time to arrive at uni-assist within the individual deadlines.

You can only apply for one Bachelor's degree programme. That means you can only create one application for Leuphana College.

Online Application

(For applications via uni-assist)

Having registered with uni-assist, you can create an online application at their website as soon as the application period starts.

Please note that the online application is only visible within the application period. It is not possible to create an online application outside the application period.

You can use the online application for first semester applications as well as for advanced semester applications.

When you apply, please always indicate your email address. This will be the quickest and safest way for uni-assist to contact you and to respond to your questions.

Service Fees

uni-assist will charge a service fee of € 75 for evaluating your application to the first university. Within the same semester, the fee for further applications to different universities is € 30 per university

Please check if applications to other universities can be addressed to these universities directly.

For information on payment please refer to the homepage of uni-Assist.

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Officially certified copy of your school leaving certificate
  • Officially certified copy of previous academic transcripts of records, if applicable
  • Officially certified copy of previous academic degree certificates, if applicable
  • Copy of your passport showing your photo and personal details
  • Officially certified copy of German language proficiency certificate, if applicable minimum Goethe-Zertifikat C1
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required (see also form of documents)
  • Country specific documents
  • APS certificate, if required, in the original1)

Further proof for EU/EEA applicants ONLY

Further evidence for NON-EU/EEA applicants

Documents issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by a sworn translation into German or English.

1) Applicants from the People’s Republic of China must have their documents examined by the Academic Evaluation Center (Akademische Prüfstelle) in Beijing. Only applicants who have entered Germany before 1 April 2002 or who are married to a German citizen may apply for the APS certificate from Germany. All other applicants must apply for the certificate from China.

1) Applicants from Mongolia must have their documents examined by the Academic Evaluation Center (Akademische Prüfstelle) Ulan Bator. Only applicants who entered Germany before 1 November 2006, may apply for the certificate while staying in Germany. Applicants who entered Germany on or after 1 November 2006 must travel to Mongolia in order to apply for the APS certificate. Applicants who are attending a Studienkolleg or have already taken up studies at a university in Germany, do not have to apply for a new APS certificate, when they apply to another German university.

1) Applicants from Vietnam must have their documents examined by the Academic Evaluation Center (Akademische Prüfstelle) in Hanoi, if they have entered Germany after 1 January 2007. Applicants who entered Germany before 1 January 2007 on a student visa, are exempt from providing an APS.

Form of Documents

When you apply for a bachelor´s degree programme, please submit officially certified copies of your school leaving certificate and other educational documents.

Documents issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by a sworn translation into German or English.

The following applies to all applicants: Please do not send any originals to uni-assist, as documents will not be returned to you. But note that we require the original APS certificate.

You may enclose simple copies of your TOEFL or IELTS results with your application, if you present the originals to Leuphana’s student services staff when you enrol.

If you take your TOEFL test at the Educational Testing Service, ETS, you can arrange for your results to be electronically transmitted to uni-assist, using the code number 2727.

We will accept only sworn translations by court-certified translators. You can find more information on qualified translators and about institutions which can certify your documents on the website of uniAssist.

Applications for admission to an advanced semester

Transfer of previously earned credits

Once we have received your application, we will check the validity of your previously passed examinations. Based on this assessment, you will be placed in the higher semester for which you have applied. Therefore, please submit the application for placement in an advanced semester together with your application for admission.

You must sign the recognition of equivalence, as well as your application for admission and send the original to Students Services in due time together with the other supporting documents. In this case, the date that Leuphana receives the letter (not the postmark) counts as the cut-off period.

No preliminary examination possible

Please understand that you will only receive binding information about the recognition of equivalence together with your admission certificate. You will, therefore, not receive any information in advance, neither by telephone nor e-mail, on the recognition of equivalence of your previously acquired credits or achievements.

Admission to an advanced semester

The advanced semester you can be admitted to depends on your previous examination results. As a general rule, at least 20 credit points in the form of modules eligible for recognition must be available for a semester.

Please note that only modules, which are included in your Leuphana target study programme will be recognised. You will find these in the subject-specific schedule. You can find the subject-specific schedule on the page of the relevant major or minor.

Important notice
Since the number of students who can be admitted to an advanced semester depends on the number of available study places, it is advisable to apply several times, that is to say: for the 2nd, 4th and 6th semesters (for summer semesters) or the 3rd and 5th semesters (for winter semesters).

Previously acquired credits or accomplishments

Only after you have received admission to an advanced semester can you apply for the recognition of previously acquired credits or accomplishments.


Application deadlines are 15 July for winter semesters and 15 January for summer semesters. During summer-intake, you can apply for admission to 2nd, 4th and 6th semester, during winter-intake for admission to 3rd and 5th.
Please use the online application on the uni-Assist website for applications for admission to an advanced semester as well.

You have the option to check your applicant status online on our website