Getting started with your Master

Start any new course, and you need to find your feet – especially if you are new at Leuphana. The Masters Kick-off and the introduction week events are a good opportunity to get to know the campus, the teaching staff, your fellow students and, of course, the Graduate School.

The opening week starts from 5th October with preparatory courses and introductions to the Masters programme at Leuphana, followed by the Masters Kick-off on October 7 to 8 2020.

Information on Covid-19

All information on procedures and prevention concerning the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 can be found here.

Leuphana Account

Students receive their Leuphana account with their enrolment. The account is valid at least until de-registration from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

It allows the use of the following services and offers of the Media and Iexmnformation Centre:

Change of Password

For security reasons, the password should be changed regularly. Within the university network you can change your password with the following link:

Outside the university network, the link is only accessible if a VPN connection is available.


myStudy is the web-based platform of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg to support and organize your courses: Here you can view the course directory, choose your courses and compile your timetable. In addition, you can book work rooms, contact lecturers and upload or download materials via mystudy.


IMPORTANT: Please do not create your myStudy account before September 14th! The new study programmes will only be available from then on. If you create an account now, you will either not be able to select a study programme or you will select the wrong study programme, which will lead to error messages and inconsistencies during the registration process.

You can generate access to myStudy yourself on the start page under the navigation point "Set up account". User name and password are freely selectable. Please read the terms of use and confirm that you have read and accepted them. In particular, please note the provisions on personal data protection and copyright.

In the second step you enter your personal details. When entering your e-mail address, we recommend that you use your Leuphana e-mail address. The new user account must be confirmed. For this purpose, an e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you entered with a corresponding instruction. After you have confirmed your myStudy account, you can log in directly on the myStudy portal page with your user name and password.

Important Dates

Central registration procedure for courses in myStudy:
Central list procedure:
02.10.2020, 10:00h to 25.10.2020, 23:59h

Central lottery procedure:
Start: 02.10.2020, 10:00h
1st lot: 06.10.2020, 00:00h
2nd lot: 09.10.2020, 12:00h
Allocation of remaining places: 09.10.2020, 12:00h to 25.10.2020, 23:59h

From 26.10.2020 onwards, registration for courses is no longer possible.

Access and further information:

explanation video myStudy
myStudy Guide

On 2nd October 2020 a web conference will take place from 10 am 12 pm, in which the timetable will be explained and you can ask further questions.


The portal qis is used for examination administration. Examinations can be registered and deregistered here, contact data can be adjusted, and certificates of study can be downloaded. Furthermore, qis provides you with an overview of your current grade point average. For access, please use your Leuphana account. You will find the access data on your student card under "important information".

For more information, see the User Guide.

With the chat service Rocket.Chat all members of the university can communicate with each other in real time and exchange texts, files and links. The contents of the chat remain available afterwards. Rocket.Chat is a platform of the Leuphana University and therefore not subject to data protection laws and is non-commercial.

After you have registered for Rocket.Chat (see below) you can write and receive personal messages from individual participants as well as create and subscribe to private and (university) public groups. At Rocket.Chat these groups are called "channels". Both private and public channels can be configured so that either all members of the group/channel, only certain members or only you have write permission.

Another feature of Rocket.Chat is the ability to have video chats, even with a group of participants. This feature is supported by the provider, an open source project with encrypted data transfer.

You can use Rocket.Chat as an application (without installation) in your browser or install it as a small program (client) on your computer, tablet or smartphone. The best functionality is currently offered by the client for Windows, Linux or MacOS (download link below).

To use the service with your Leuphana account, you need to unlock your account in the self-service portal before the first login (instructions see below).

The MIZ instructions for using Rocket.Chat can be found here (Intranet).


You can easily unlock your Leuphana account for yourself. To do this, log in with your account at and select "Profiles" from the navigation bar. In the tab "Permissions" you will find the service Rocket.Chat. Put a checkmark in the service and at the end of the page the question "Conditions read and accepted?" also with a checkmark. Then press the button "Change permission".


You then register for with your account either in your browser at the web address or with the installed program/client. Important: When using the client, you must enter the server address once before logging in. To do this, press the "+" on the left in the navigation bar (on the computer) or enter as the server URL. On the smartphone press the button "Connect to a server" and add this address there. Then you can log in with your Leuphana account. So you can contact all unlocked users and create your own groups/channels. Your login is usually saved so that you do not have to register again in the future.

The programme for Windows, Linux and MacOs for download can be found here. For Android and iPhone please visit the PlayStore or AppStore.

Library and Literature Research

Library and Studying

Information about studying and working can be found here.

Due to the Covid-19 regulations there are changes in the library service. The most important answers to your questions are summarized here.

Lux - Search engine for literature

LUX offers you a search entry into the literature acquired and licensed by MIZ. You will find books, magazines and other media from the holdings of the MIZ. In addition you will find articles from journals and bibliographic references of further literature.

Prep courses - information and registration

The faculties offer preparatory courses for some study programmes, some of which start before the Masters Kick-off and the lecture period.

This is how you inform yourself and register for courses: first step: lock in with your personal myStudy Account; second step: choose "Course Catalogue" in window "Program of study", "additional offers (without CPs)", continue under Graduate School/Master/Promotion and select your study programme with one click.

In case you study one of the Management & -Programmes, please choose "Masterprogramm Management".

Services of the International Office

Buddy programme

New international students can receive individual support by fellow students upon request.

Please sign up at

Finding accomodation

The Leuphana Accommodation Service assists new international students in finding an accommodation.

Central Campus – site plan

What do the room numbers mean?

Room number = location, house, floor and room. For example: C7.209 >> maincampus, house 7, second floor, room 09. 

You will find the plans for Rotes Feld and Volgershall on the maps of the university.