Student portaits

On this page you will find testimonials about the Bachelor of Business Administration at Leuphana College.

Kevin's experiences

Kevin is double-majoring in Business Administration and Environmental Science with a minor in Spatial Science. The modern and interdisciplinary character of the Leuphana Bachelor was decisive for his studies at the college. But in his opinion, Lüneburg itself also has a lot to offer as a place to study.

  • Why the Leuphana University?
  • My studies
  • Admission process
  • Opening Week
  • The Leuphana semester
  • Complementary Studies
  • Internship and study abroad
  • Commitment alongside studies
  • Student finance
  • Lüneburg as a university city
  • My future
  • Who would I recommend to study?

Why the Leuphana University?

Leuphana stands out from the mass of universities with its special degree programmes. However, it is not only the degree programmes themselves that are special, but also the entire environment, through minor and complementary studies. As a result, Leuphana conveys a modern character, a future-oriented education and many opportunities to immerse oneself in areas outside the subject. Due to the small size of the university, the supervision ratio is (mostly) very good and it is possible for students not to be perceived as just a "number".

My studies

I am in my 8th semester studying Business Administration and Environmental Sciences as a (double) major with a minor in Spatial Sciences. I originally started to deal with societal problems, which mostly fall under the category of "sustainability problems". I see myself as a budding sustainability scientist and want to bring scientific knowledge into application. The saying "knowledge is power" therefore only applies to me in a modified form: "applied knowledge is power", whereby I am not concerned with personal profiling, but with overall social development.
However, I would welcome more reflection on the content and more time in general, since the core content (in this case business studies) is still taught quite clearly and there is little room for "newer" content that deals more critically with the structures. In this case, one would have to switch to complementary studies.

Admission process

The admission procedure at the Leuphana University is being adapted to a more open world view through the student aptitude tests, because it is no longer the pure Abitur/ A-Level grade that decides as other factors also play a role, depending on the degree programme. I thought it was fair, but of course I was also a little biased because I was admitted.

Opening Week

The opening week offered great opportunities for personal orientation and made it much easier to get started with the degree programme. It offered the opportunity to meet new people outside of the degree programme and to make friends. It is also exciting in terms of content, but of course it always depends on the topic of the year in question. With keynotes, the Leuphana University always tries to include innovation and input from experienced academics and people of social interest.

The Leuphana semester

In the first semester, you have the opportunity to come into contact with people from other disciplines in some courses, which strengthens the interdisciplinary character of the university. I really liked the responsibility module because it meant that non-environmental scientists also had to deal with sustainability issues and this general topic could be viewed from many angles, e.g. business studies. In terms of content, I dealt with the tragedy of the commons in the responsibility module, which helped me a lot in my understanding of the world. The university is always trying to optimise the Leuphana Semester, but in some of the courses in the first semester, you already have doubts about their usefulness.

Complementary Studies

Complementaries, i.e. additions/supplements, offer the opportunity to dare to look beyond one's own discipline. Depending on what is offered in each semester, there are many exciting seminars and events that offer further educational opportunities in various dimensions. For example, you can learn programming even though you have nothing to do with it in your main studies.

Internship and study abroad

I did my internships during the semester breaks and am planning a stay abroad after graduation, so my experience is limited. However, there are complementary modules that allow internship time to be credited as complementary modules and, as far as I know, the International Office is always keen to help students with their wishes to study abroad.

Commitment alongside studies

I would describe the university in Lüneburg as very "initiative-rich" because there is everything a committed heart could desire, from student business consultancies, stock exchange clubs, refugee aid organisations to denominational initiatives and the photo lab. I myself am a member of the student council for my degree programme and represent the students in university committees, where decisions are made about funding and curricula, for example.

Student finance

I come from the Lüneburg area and therefore didn't have to move. However, there are dozens of ways to earn money at the university, e.g. as a student assistant for professors and, of course, Bafög itself. 

Lüneburg as a university city

Lüneburg is a great place to study, as the liberal character of the university has definitely shaped the city over the years (or vice versa). There are many vegetarian and vegan food options as well as student-friendly restaurants and events, shops, general offers and the like, which makes the city more attractive for students.

My future

I would like to gain practical experience in a gap year and will then probably aim for a Master's programme that combines sustainability and business studies.

Who would I recommend to study?

The University of Lüneburg is something for plural lateral thinkers who like to be confronted with new things and are not afraid of critical reflection. The university is not for people who want to complete a classical degree programme, have clear career goals and would rather be distracted by major/minor/complementary.

Contact & Advice

Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Building 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2277
infoportal@leuphana.de
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 - 16 h
Fr 9 - 12 h

Arrange an appointment

College's Student Counselling Service
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Open Con­sul­ta­ti­on Hours
(Without an appointment)
Tue 2 – 4 PM
Thu 4 – 6 PM
studienberatung.college@leuphana.de