Applying to the Masters programmes

We are delighted that you are interested in taking a Masters degree at Leuphana Graduate School! If you like to apply for one of the Masters Programmes offered at Leuphana Graduate School, read up on the admission requirements for each of the Masters Programmes, prepare the required application documents, and check the information on the registration.

Masters Information Day

On April 8, 2020 the Graduate School invites you to the Master Info Day. Take the chance to inform yourself about the Master programmes and the application formalities.
Programme and application

Academic requirements: thematic relevance

To take certain major subjects, your chosen Masters degree must related to your previous study programme: if the main focus of your Master degree programme follows on from the subject of your Bachelor degree, the major is considered to be a consecutive discipline. Previous knowledge of a subject required for a consecutive Masters degree programme is proven by a sufficient number of credit points according to ECTS (CP) in an identical or related discipline (usually either 2 x 30 CP or 1 x 60 CP).

You can check the thematic relevance of your first degree in the list of consecutive subjects. The selection committee decides on your academic suitability for a Masters degree programme on the basis of your Transcript of Records. The committee meets at the end of the application period.

We hope you will understand that we are unable to check the thematic relevance of your individual programme in advance.

The consecutive Masters degree programme in teaching deepens knowledge gained in the preceding Bachelor degree programme and focuses on work at school, differing in this respect from the other Master degree programmes. In Masters degree programmes for teaching at primary schools and secondary or intermediate schools, you continue to study the two teaching subjects and educational sciences, which you started in your Bachelor programme. In the area of teacher training for vocational schools, you deepen the knowledge of your teaching subject, your professional specialisation and your basic understanding of vocational and business education gained in your Bachelor programme.


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Admission regulations

The admission regulations set forth the qualifications you must have to be able to apply for a place at Leuphana Graduate School. The Masters degree programmes are subject to general admission requirements as well as specific academic requirements.

Before submitting your application, please make sure that you fulfil these requirements.


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Proof of English language proficiency

Another important prerequisite is proficiency in English.

Proof of this must be provided in one of the following ways:

- an internet-based TOEFL test with at least 85 points (TOEFL ITP is not recognised)
- a TOEIC-Test (at least 785 points (listening and reading))
- an IELTS 5.5-Test
- a Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE) with Grade A to C
- modules of previous studies of at least 30 Credit Points according to ECTS that have been taught and sucessfully examined entirely in English
- a successfully completed study programme in English
- a certificate from an English-speaking school qualifying for entry into higher education in the respective country

Please note: The English skills required for the Masters degree in International Economic Law differ from the other Masters programmes:

- International English Language Testing System, Academic (IELTS Academic) 6.5 test with no section below 6.5
- Internet-based TOEFL test with at least 92 points and no section below 22 points, in the spoken English section not below 23 points
- Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE) with Grade B or better
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with Grade C or better
- Pearson Test of English, Academic Test (PTE Academic) with at least 68 points and at least 60 points in the written English section

Please note: No certification (except school certificates) should be older than four years. Proof of English proficiency should be submitted with the application documents. You cannot submit this at a later date. No comparisons should be made with other certification.

 

Please note: The English skills required for the Masters degree in Global Sustainability Science differ from the other Masters programmes:

- International English Language Testing System, Academic (IELTS Academic) 6.5 test with no section below 6.5
- Internet-based TOEFL test with at least 92 points and no section below 22 points, in the spoken English section not below 23 points

Please note: No certification (except school certificates) should be older than two years. Proof of English proficiency should be submitted with the application documents. You cannot submit this at a later date. No comparisons should be made with other certification.


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Entry and residence

International students should find out about valid entry and residence provisions well in advance of their planned arrival. Please note that the following information is only very general – binding information can be provided only by the relevant authorities.

Visa Regulations

Health Insurance

Registration of Residence

Residence Permit

Foreigners' Registration Office

The website of the German Federal Foreign Office contains detailed information about entry and visa regulations.


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First degree

To prove that you are suitable to take a Master's degree at Leuphana University, you are required to hold a Bachelor degree or at least an equivalent qualification.

If you have not yet completed your degree at the time of application, you can still apply. To do so, you must prove that you have successfully completed at least 81% of the total required workload in your current course. Please complete this form as proof of your progress and ask your examination office to verify it.

You are required to present your first degree certificate at the latest when lectures begin.


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Proof of German language proficiency

Applicants to the degree programmes

- Critical Studies – Art, Theory, History
- Management & Engineering
- Kulturwissenschaften: Medien und Digitale Kulturen
- all degree programmes in teachers training,

who neither have a German school leaving certificate (higher education entrance qualification) nor hold their first degree from a German university must prove that they have an adequate knowledge of German when they apply. Proof of German language proficiency can be provided in one of the following ways:

- DSH 2
- TestDaF 4 *
- Abitur (higher education entrance qualification) from a German-speaking school in Germany or abroad
- Degree from a German university
- Examination taken at a preparatory Studienkolleg (Feststellungsprüfung)
- Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stage II according to the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK)
- Kleines or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom at the Goethe-Institute
- Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) taken at Goethe-Institute

* Only certificates issued by the TestDaF Institute itself or TestDaF-licensed institutes will be accepted.

No certification should be older than 4 years.

Applicants who only have the Goethe Certificate C1 with the grade Good (2.0) or Test DaF 3 or DSH 1 at the time of their application must submit one of the above certificates at the latest when lectures begin.


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Switching to a higher semester

You're interested in lateral entry or would like to transfer from another university to a Masters degree programme at the Graduate School? Every year, you can apply between April 1 and June 1 for the third semester (winter semester) and from December 15 to January 15 for the second or fourth semester (summer semester).

Please note: to apply for the second semester you have to prove 20 CP in consecutive subjects for the desired study programme, for the third semester you have to prove 40 CP in consecutive subjects.
In addition, all study requirements for a Master's programme must be fulfilled.


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    Open hours

    (lecture term)
    Mondays - Thursdays: 9.00 am - 16.00 pm
    Fridays: 9.00 am - 12.00 midday

    Julia Drews
    Universitätsallee 1, C8.018
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-2277
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430
    infoportal@leuphana.de
    Beate Siemons-Hellms
    Universitätsallee 1, C8.018
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-2277
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430
    infoportal@leuphana.de
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    Karina Dahmer
    Universitätsallee 1, C8.018
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-2277
    Fax +49.04131.677-1430
    infoportal@leuphana.de

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    Online application with international degree

    We are delighted that you are interested in taking a Masters degree at Leuphana Graduate School! All applicants who have obtained their first degree outside Germany have to use the online application form available on the uni-assist applicant portal (Arbeits- and Servicestelle für Internationale Studienbewerbungen).

    Please complete the form online and send all necessary documents which are required from Leuphana University and also the ones which uni-assist reqiures to uni-assist in Berlin. uni-assist checks your documents to see if you fulfil the formal application requirements and informs Leuphana University of Lüneburg of the result.

    You should finish your application in April to make sure that your documents will reach Leuphana university in time.

    Please note: uni-assist has to be payed in advance. Please check the current fees.

     APPLYING ONLINE THROUGH UNI-ASSIST

    Exception: If you are applying to take a Masters degree in International Economic Law with an international qualification, please use Leuphana's online form below.


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    Online application through Leuphana

    When you want to apply

    1. for the Masters programme International Economic Law, holding an international degree or
    2. for the Masters programme Global Sustainability Science, holding a national degree
    and when you fulfil the admission requirements documented by the required certificates, please use this link to

    APPLY ONLINE THROUGH LEUPHANA


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    Selection criteria

    If there are more suitable applicants than available places for a certain major, these places are awarded according to a selection procedure. The following factors are considered:

    - Final Grade/GPA of Bachelor degree
    - Experience abroad
    - Voluntary work
    - Award of scholarships
    - TM-BASE or GMAT (only in the Management programmes), see Info sheet on the right for more information

    These selection criteria are converted into points. A ranking list is drawn up on the basis of the number of points that are awarded. A detailed overview of the selection procedure and allocation of points is provided in the Info sheet on the selection procedure.
     

    There is currently no selection procedure for Masters degree programmes in teacher training.


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