Part-time degree programmes

fitting study into your life

There are life situations in which full-time study is not possible. Therefore, the Leuphana Graduate School offers its students the possibility to complete the Masters degree part-time. For example, those who wish to combine their studies with gainful employment, family responsibilities, social or university commitments, or who, due to a serious illness or impairment, only manage half of the study achievements per semester, can complete the Masters degree in up to eight semesters in part-time studies.

The Masters Student Counselling Service will inform and advise you on this step and also offer advice and support during your studies.

  • Who may study part-time
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Schedule of Study
  • Changing between full-time and part-time
  • Preselection
  • Examinations
  • Semester Contributions
  • Application and Deadline
  • Application part-time study

Who may study part-time

All students enrolled at the College and Graduate School can apply to study part-time. When applying for permission, you must indicate and prove that you have important reasons for wanting to study part time, for example:

  • you want to combine studying with a job / professional practice
  • you want to combine studying with family responsibilities
  • you want to combine study with outstanding social and civil commitment to sport, culture, social affairs and society
  • involvement in student councils and administration
  • serious illness and disability
  • other reasons

Terms and Conditions

Before starting part-time study, you should acquaint yourself thoroughly with the terms and conditions of part-time study. These are described in the regulations governing part-time Bachelor degrees and the General Examination Regulations for your respective course of study as well as in the information published here.
If you wish to switch from full-time to part-time study, you are required to consult the tutor in charge of your major subject / director of studies to discuss the order in which you should take modules. We also recommend you consult the following advisory services:
If you wish to study part-time at the start of your studies in the first semester, you should consult the Central Student Counseling Service and acquaint yourself with the general conditions of part-time study. We also advise you to consult the Central Student Counseling Service or the tutor responsible for your major subject or your director of studies during the orientation phase which lasts four semesters.

Schedule of Study

You are integrated in the normal study schedule and procedure, which means that no special classes or time slots are allocated to part-time students. The classes are held in weekly cycles on the different days of the week or, in some cases, in the form of blocks of classes.
If you are studying part-time, you take half of the modules usually planned for one semester; you can then take the remaining modules in the following winter or summer semester.

Changing between full-time and part-time

It's possible to switch between full and part-time study. If necessary, you can also switch between full and part-time study several times. In this regard, please refer to the terms and conditions laid down in the respective regulations governing part-time Bachelor degrees.
Because the course content of a regular semester is taught over a period of two semesters and some classes are only offered in the winter or summer semester, part-time study should be selected for a period of at least four semesters. However, you only have to commit yourself for 2 semesters (1 academic year). You can apply to switch by the 15th July every year for the following winter semester.


The "right to pre-selection" offers part-time students and students with children the chance to be admitted to certain classes before the random selection procedure takes place.
You can find out more about the right to pre-selection and relevant deadlines on the pages of the Office for Women's Affairs and Equal Opportunities.


Amendments to examination regulations that affect part-time study are contained in the respective General Examination Regulations. Statements concerning Leuphana Bachelor degrees are contained in § 3a. For teacher education degrees, specifications are laid down in the General Examination Regulations for Bachelor and Master Degree Programs; § 8 specifies the requirements for teaching training. In particular, this specifies that coursework and graded work amounting to 15 credit points have to be completed and that the orientation phase is extended to 4 semesters.
The remaining terms and conditions of the General Examination Regulations also apply to part-time study.

Semester Contributions

University fees of € 250.- are charged for every semester for part-time study.
The contributions that are payable upon registration or re-registration (contribution towards administrative expenses, student body contribution and Studentenwerk contribution), shall remain unaffected by this.
Doctoral students are not required to pay university fees applicable throughout Lower Saxony, however they must pay registration and re-registration fees.
The individual standard period of study is extended by one semester for every two semesters of part-time study. Fees for long-term students would be charged later according to this regulation.

Application and Deadline

Applications to start an officially regulated part-time study program may be submitted by 15th July of every year for the following winter semester.
Students who wish to start studying part-time in their first semester must submit their application before enrolling for the respective winter semester.

To apply for part-time study, use Leuphana University's application form.

If you are switching from full-time to part-time study, you should enclose with your application form confirmation that you have consulted the tutor responsible for your major subject or your director of studies.
The application for permission to study part-time must be submitted by the due date to the Student Service together with the necessary documents.

Application part-time study



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