Getting started with your Masters

Graduate School Opening Days

Welcome to Leuphana Graduate School! Your Masters studies at Leuphana Graduate School begin with the Opening Days in the first week of October each academic year. As new Masters students, you can use the Opening Days as a forum to get to know each other, reflect and network, as an orientation anchor and as a first practical workshop of academic discourse. To this end, we offer you numerous information events, short lectures, workshops and, as a content highlight, the so-called academic discourse with the entire cohort of new Masters students, doctoral candidates and selected academics from our programmes and partner universities. An annually changing interdisciplinary topic from the impulse series "Research & ..." is prepared in small groups and discussed together with the new graduate community and international guests. In this way, you will experience thinking and working as well as "arguing" in a cross-disciplinary community from the very beginning.
More information on the programme and topic of the Opening Days 2023 will follow in the course of the summer semester 2023.

On this page, we have compiled some further, organisational information to help you get off to a good start in your Masters studies. Please feel free to contact us if you still have questions.
We look forward to welcoming you to Leuphana Graduate School soon.

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Academic work

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 startingpoint to your literature reasearch throught acquired and licensed literature by MIZ. You will find books, magazines and other media from the holdings of the MIZ. In addition you have access to articles from journals and bibliographic references of further literature.


The databases contain comprehensive literature on specific topics and have very differentiated search options. They are especially suitable for in-depth literature research.

Research Index FOX

The research database FOX provides access for the general public to the public content of the internal research information system, Pure. As an online archive, FOX is an autonomous service offered in addition to the University pages.

Research Index FOX

Writing Center

The Leuphana Writing Center helps students to develop their individual writing skills and provides advice on writing academic papers and exam preparation support.

Central Campus – site plan

Map Central campus
Map Central campus

English Language Proof: TOEIC Test

If you have not yet submitted the proof of English for a German programme with your application, you can submit it until 31st March of the following year of your application. Test dates for the TOEIC test are offered at Leuphana. This test is not accepted as proof of English for all programmes. Please note the exceptions on our application website.

More information about the TOIEC test and the registration can be found by clicking here.

IT at a Glance

In order to support you during your studies, Leuphana offers you many free IT services. The main applications are described briefly below.
To receive a complete insight into all the services offered by the Media and Information Center (MIZ), visit "IT for the start of your studies". 


Students receive their Leuphana-account with their enrolment. The account is valid at least until de-registration.

It allows the use of the E-Mail & Groupware, the WiFi, the Eduroam and the VPN. Furthermore, the Leuphana-account is required for printing and gives access to memory space on network drives as well as to QIS. Likewise, it provides the access to Rocket.Chat, Limesurvey (online survey application for collecting and analyzing data) and Wekan (web based project management software using the Kanban method). 

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.

Mensa and Leuphana Card

The dining hall "Mensa" offers daily changing dishes, which you can check on the page of the Studierendenwerk. Students need a Leuphana Card to pay for their meals, which also functions as a library ID and can be used to pay for print-outs and copies. 


myStudy is the web-based platform of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg to support the organization of 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.


Soon you will be able to use the Leuphana account (see above) for myStudy as well. Untill the changeover you are using a myStudy specific account. At the moment you generate access to myStudy by yourself on the start page under the navigation point "Create an 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. The use of the Leuphana e-mail address is mandatory for students. The new user account must be confirmed. For this purpose, an e-mail will be sent to the Leuphana e-mail address 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.

Dates of the central registration procedure - WiSe 22/23

Start                         7.10.2022 um 8:00 Uhr 
1st lottery               10.10.2022 um 23:00 Uhr
2nd lottery              14.10.2022 um 12:00 Uhr
End of registration  31.10.2022 um 0:00 Uhr 

Access and further information

myStudy Userguide and video tutorials

Organise your Studies

For further information regarding organising your studies, visit our pages on study organisation. Here you will find documents and information concerning administrative issues, information on the Masters thesis as well as examination-related information.

Prep courses - information and registration

The faculties offer preparatory courses for some study programmes, some of which start before the Graduate School Opening Days and the lecture period.

In order to inform yourself about a course and register for it, log in to myStudy and select " Course Catalog" in the navigation bar on the left. Click on "additional offers (without CPs)" under " program of study". Click on "Graduate School/Master's/PhD" and then click on your program of study.

Please note: Management degree programs are grouped under "Masterprogramm Management. "



The portal QIS is used for examination administration. Here you can register and deregister for exams, adjust your contact information, and download study certificates. Furthermore, qis provides you with an overview of your current grade point average. For access, please use your Leuphana-account. 

For more information, see the Userguide.

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.

Student Counselling Service

The Student Counselling Service of Leuphana Graduate School is your first point of contact when it comes to study-related questions. It accompanies you in all phases before and during your masters studies. If you have any open questions, the Student Counselling Service will be happy to assist you with your concerns. For more information about the counselling and the services offered, please click here.

Student engagement

At Leuphana University, students have the opportunity to help shape the teaching and learning process and the work of the university as a whole, as well as to get involved in innovation and development. Through the student body - a legally binding federal entity - students can influence the university’s managerial tasks and through numerous independent initiatives they contribute to the vibrancy of life on and around the campus and to the academic work.

Shaping the university: Students participate