after your application

Information until enrollment

We are pleased that you have applied to the Leuphana Graduate School. Now that you have done your part to apply, it is our turn to carefully review your application. In the meantime, you can find information about the post-application period on this page.

Application Timeline

April to May 1st/ June 1st
  • Completion of the online application via the respective application portal
  • When applying via uni-assist: forwarding of your application documents to Leuphana in case of positive equivalence of the foreign qualification
June to July
  •  Checking of admission requirements by the Student Services and the selection committees
  •  Negative result: Rejection notices will be send out
  •  Positive result: Invitations to selection interviews/ tests will be sent out approximately 1 week before the scheduled selection dates (please see the information on the selection procedure)
  •  Potentially opening of the late application procedure
July to September
  •  Rejection and admission notices via myCampus will be send out (admission notices can still be sent out until the end of September, depending on the place on the ranking list)

State of your application

In myCampus you can see the current processing status of your application and will also be informed there if documents are still missing for a successful application. If you receive admission, you can view this in myCampus. You will also be informed of status changes by e-mail.

If you have accepted your admission to study in myCampus, you must prove that you have health insurance and transfer the semester fee. Your myCampus account will then change to a Leuphana account and you will receive your certificate of enrolment and semester ticket by post.

Applications via myCampus

Once you have sent your application, you can log into myCampus at any time with the registered account (e-mail and password set specifically for you) and view the status of the application. In case of certain changes, the system automatically sends e-mails to you, for example, if a document is missing and the professional or formal examination cannot be completed. MyCampus transparently maps everything up to admission or rejection and, if applicable, acceptance of the study place.

You can find more information about registering with myCampus and instructions here.

Applications via uni-assist

Once you have submitted your application online via uni-assist, your documents will be checked. You will receive the result of the check from uni-assist by email after approximately 4-6 weeks. After your data has been transmitted to Leuphana, you will receive an email to register in myCampus. You can set your own password and use your account to check your application status. myCampus provides a transparent overview of everything up to admission or rejection and, if applicable, acceptance. Please enter your telephone number when prompted.

Important: Please do not register before you have received the request from us by e-mail.

You can find more information about registering with myCampus and instructions here.

Enrollment, Entry and Residence


If you are admitted, you will find the admission letter with the enrollment forms for studying at Leuphana University of Lüneburg in the login area of MyCampus. They are usually available as a download within four weeks after application.

Once you have received the notification of admission, you only need to complete the enrollment formalities. You will be informed of the deadline for enrollment in the admission notice and this can also be done online via MyCampus.  Afterwards, all study certificates will be sent out - this includes the student ID card and your semester ticket.

If we are unable to offer you a study place, the rejection notice will be sent to you by mail.

The staff at the Infoportal will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this. Please note the opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. You will find the Infoportal in building 8 on campus Universitätsallee 1.

Enrolment at a university

The enrolment is the legal prerequisite for taking up a regular course of study at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. It establishes the student status.

Depending on their choice of study programme, enrolled students at Leuphana belong to a specific school: College, Graduate School, Professional School.

At the same time, students also become members of a specific faculty and student body by choosing their degree programme. This gives students certain rights and obligations, which only end when they leave the university (Exmatrikulation) and lose their membership.

The student ID card or certificate of enrolment serves as proof of this membership.

In addition to the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG), the matriculation regulations form the legal basis.

Enrolment is the legal prerequisite for taking up a regular course of study at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. It establishes the student status. At the same time, students also become members of a specific faculty upon matriculation. The student ID card or the matriculation certificate serves as proof of this membership. In addition to the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG), the matriculation regulations form the legal basis.



No enrolment without digital insurance registration
Before enrolment, every applicant must contact the relevant health insurance company to initiate a digital insurance notification, a so-called M10. The health insurance company then informs the university digitally whether

  • he/she is insured or
  • he/she is exempt from insurance, exempt from compulsory insurance or not compulsory insurance.

Which health insurance company is responsible for the digital insurance notification?
Applicants must apply for the digital insurance registration required for enrolment with the health insurance fund with which they are insured as a member or family member at the start of their studies or are expected to be insured. The health insurance company will then automatically forward this registration to the university.
Applicants who wish to be exempted from compulsory insurance must also apply to a statutory health insurance fund for a corresponding digital registration (exempt or free of insurance).

The sender number of Leuphana University of Lüneburg is H0000606. 

All students at German universities are subject to compulsory health insurance. As a rule, this exists until the completion of the 14th semester, at the longest until the end of the semester in which the student reaches the age of 30. After that, there is the option of voluntary continued insurance.

Exceptions to compulsory insurance

  • Students are not subject to compulsory insurance as long as they have family insurance (in statutory health insurance funds), as a rule until they reach the age of 25.
  • Students who are subject to compulsory insurance under other regulations or who are exempt from insurance by law (e.g. civil servants, persons employed for remuneration, recipients of survivors' pensions, self-employed persons, etc.) are exempt from insurance.

Exemption from compulsory insurance

Students can apply for exemption from compulsory insurance. The application can be submitted within three months of the start of compulsory insurance (first enrolment at a German higher education institution or, for example, leaving family insurance due to age). The exemption is valid for the duration of the entire course of study and cannot be revoked.
In the case of private health insurance, (family) insured students must apply for exemption from compulsory insurance with a statutory health insurance fund if they wish to remain privately insured and not join a statutory health insurance fund.

Which health insurance fund is responsible? The following statutory health insurance funds are responsible for issuing the insurance certificate and all other matters related to compulsory student insurance:

  • the general local health insurance funds
  • Company and guild health insurance funds
  • maritime health insurance funds
  • the miners' health insurance funds, and
  • the substitute health insurance funds (e.g. BEK, DAK, KKH, TK).

In terms of insurance status, this can mean:

  1. Compulsory insurance If you are already insured with a statutory health insurance fund, this fund is responsible. However, another of the above-mentioned health insurance funds can also be chosen. (The insured person must declare the choice to the chosen health insurance fund no later than two weeks after becoming subject to compulsory insurance. Family members do not have a choice; for them, the choice made by the member applies).
  2. Exempt from compulsory insurance If a health insurance relationship already exists with one of the above-mentioned health insurance funds, the latter is responsible. If there is no insurance relationship with a statutory health insurance fund, the fund with which there was last an insurance relationship is responsible, otherwise one of the above-mentioned funds is responsible.Exemption from compulsory insurance Exemption from compulsory insurance is only possible upon application.
  3. The application must be addressed to the health insurance fund with which insurance exists or last existed. If you have not previously been insured with a statutory health insurance fund, the application for exemption must be addressed to one of the above-mentioned funds.
  4. Voluntary student insurance For voluntary (continued) insurance after reaching the age of 30 or exceeding 14 semesters of study, either the statutory health insurance fund with which insurance already exists or one of the above-mentioned funds is responsible.   Further information can be obtained from the statutory health insurance funds.

European insurance card for international students

To enrol, you must present proof of health insurance. You can obtain this proof either from a German statutory health insurance fund (if you have health insurance in Germany) or from your health insurance fund in your home country. There you will receive a European Insurance Card, which you should use to contact any German statutory health insurance fund. The German statutory health insurance fund sends us an electronic message about the insurance status (not insured).

Contact persons at the student service

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the administrator for the appropriate program.