Masters application

For the first semester of the Master's programmes

We are delighted that you are interested in taking a master's degree at Leuphana Graduate School! If you want to find out more about applying for our Master's programmes in the first semester, this is the right page for you. Here you can get all relevant information on the admission requirements and the application procedure.
Due to the possible deviations,  the information on the following concerns are compiled on separate pages:

  •  Aplications for the higher semester (lateral entry)
  •  Applicatiopns for the study programme International Economic Law

Your way to the Leuphana Graduate School

The Master's programmes only start in the winter semester (October). Therefore, admission in the summer semester (April) is only possible in the context of an application to a higher semester (lateral entry) if you can already prove achievements at Master's level. Applications cannot be made outside the application period.

The way from application to admission is made up of several steps. Click on the individual steps to get more detailed information:

Step 1: Check the entry requirements
Step 2: Determine your point value as part of the selection process
Step 3: Apply online
Step 4: After the application

Application with a Bachelor Degree within the EU / EEA

Application period: 1.4. - 1.6.

If you have obtained your bachelors degree within the EU / EEA*, you can apply online directly to Leuphana via myCampus. No application documents need to be submitted by post. Here we have provided you with instructions on the registration process on myCampus.

*EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. Additionally: Switzerland

 

Application with a Bachelor Degree outside the EU / EEA

Application period: 1.4. - 1.5.

You can apply for our Master's programmes via uni-assist if you obtained your Bachelor's degree outside the EU / EEA*.

The application is completely online, so you do not have to submit any application documents by post. If the assessment is successful, uni-assist will automatically forward your application to Leuphana. The relevant date for the application deadline is the date on which you submitted your application to uni-assist. Your application submitted within the deadline is therefore valid, even if uni-assist needs 4 - 6 weeks to check it.

*EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. Additionally: Switzerland

Application Documents

You will need the following documents for your application:

  •  Fully completed online application via myCampus or uni-assist
  •  Bachelor's degree certificate (or equivalent)
  •  Transcript of Records
  •  Module descriptions
  •  Proof of Englisch language proficiency
  •  Completed form: Proof of English language proficiency (different document for: Psychology & Sustainability)
  •  Current certificate of study or exmatriculation showing the degree programme studied so far and the number of semesters.

In addition, you will need the following documents for the listed cases:

  •  If the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed: Document: Proof of 81% of the credit points still to be achieved according to ECTS Overview of the modules still to be completed
  •  If applying for a German-language Master's degree: Proof of German language proficiency
  •  Optional: Evidence of recognition of special achievements for the selection procedure
  •  Optional: Evidence for programme-specific achievements for the selection procedure

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)
  •  Application via uni-assist: Links for registration to myCampus will be send out
  •  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)

FAQ Section

  • Does my first degree fulfill the requirements of consecutivity for my desired study program?
  • Can I catch up on missing CP for consecutivity in the Masters programme?
  • Does work experience in the field of the Masters programme also count as proof of consecutivity?
  • How do I prove the 30 CP related to sustainability for the Masters programme Sustainability Science?
  • Do I have to submit a CV and a letter of motivation?
  • Why can't I find Leuphana on the UniAssist website?
  • Can I apply to more than one Masters programme?
  • I have a different English certificate than the ones listed. Do you accept these as well?
  • What does a semester at Leuphana cost?
  • Can I also study part-time (while employed)?

Does my first degree fulfill the requirements of consecutivity for my desired study program?

The selection committee decides on the relevance of your first degree. It will review your application after the application deadline. For legal reasons, we are unable to carry out a preliminary check of your documents. Please feel free to use the information material, especially the list of consecutive subjects on our website, to make your own realistic assessment of your suitability.

Can I catch up on missing CP for consecutivity in the Masters programme?

No, unfortunately you cannot. Consecutivity is an admission requirement and must be proven at the time of application.

Does work experience in the field of the Masters programme also count as proof of consecutivity?

No, work experience does not count for consecutiveity. This is because consecutiveity requires that your Bachelors degree (or equivalent degree) is relevant to the subject, so that your Masters programme can build on your previous degree. Work experience cannot contribute to this.

How do I prove the 30 CP related to sustainability for the Masters programme Sustainability Science?

First of all, we would like to note that the requirement of 30 credit points (CPs) related to sustainability is deliberately kept vague, as in principle applicants from the most diverse disciplines should be given the chance to be admitted to the Masters programme Sustainability Science.

In order to demonstrate sustainability relevance, it is of course optimal if the relevance is already visible in the course title, although this is not absolutely necessary. The sustainability relation can also be demonstrated in the module description. It is therefore always advisable to include the module descriptions. CPs acquired through the Bachelor's thesis can be counted for consecutivity, as long as the topic is relevant to the subject, internships unfortunately cannot. However, the required CPs for the proof of consecutiveity do not necessarily have to be proven by the subject with whose degree you are applying for the Masters programme, but can also be provided by additionally taken courses. You can therefore also prove the missing CPs through modules from another degree programme.

Do I have to submit a CV and a letter of motivation?

No, a CV and a letter of motivation do not have to be submitted and are not included in the selection process. There are exceptions for International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development and Work & Organizational Psychology, which you can find on the pages of the study programmes.

Why can't I find Leuphana on the UniAssist website?

You will not find Leuphana with its degree programmes on the Uni-Assist website until the start of our application periods, because you can only apply then.

Can I apply to more than one Masters programme?

In principle, you can only apply for one Masters programme of the Leuphana Graduate School.

I have a different English certificate than the ones listed. Do you accept these as well?

No, only the listed tests you can find under the section “English proficiency” are valid.

What does a semester at Leuphana cost?

The semester contribution for one semester currently amounts to 367.55 Euros. This includes, among other things, the ticket for public transportation, fees for the administration and the “Studierendenwerk” (student union). There are no other tuition fees at Leuphana. Exceptions apply to programmes that lead to a joint or double degree. Information on the costs can be found on the respective pages of the programmes.

Can I also study part-time (while employed)?

Part-time study for those who work full time is possible at the Professional School. You can apply for part-time study at the Graduate School. For more information on part-time study, click here.

Contact

Information Office

Building 8, Ground Level
Fon +49.4131.677-2277
studierendenservice@leuphana.de

Opening Hours
Mon - Thu
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday
9:00 am - 12 noon

Student Counselling / Master

Tom Kleist M.Sc.
Building 14, Room 024
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg
masterinfo@leuphana.de