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Basically, you can study at any accredited university in every country, if you meet the admission requirements, have a good command of the instruction language, and will be able to finance the study abroad. You can apply for admission as a visiting student for a semester or a year as well as for a full Master's program abroad.

When organising an individual study abroad it is most important to start planning early in advance: you will need at least a year from collecting the first information until the start of the study abroad. You should also consider that applications for scholarships must be submitted 12 to 15 months in advance.

When choosing a host university make sure that the selected one is an accredited institution of higher education. In accordance with Leuphana's examination regulations, which is based on the Lissabon convention, only academic achievements passed at accredited institutions can be accepted as equivalent and recognized. You will find accredited institutions on the Internet portal of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the German Länder marked with H+

Information sources

A good source of information is the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which provides detailed information on study abroad opportunities and useful links.

In addition, you can often find useful information on university studies on the webpages of embassies and consulates. Country specific information as well as other useful links can be found under related links.

For special information on programs of study and application requirements it is recommended to visit the websites of the universities.

Formal requirements

If you will be going on a study abroad, you must observe a few formal requirements before you leave Leuphana University. Please contact the International Center for further information.


Eva Voßhagen
International Coordinator / Outgoing Students & Staff