Frequently Asked Questions about the Guest Auditor Programme

Before you start with the guest auditor programme, you may have a number of questions. We have compiled answers to frequently asked questions for you on this page. If you do not find what you are looking for here, please feel free to contact us personally at any time.

FAQ: Guest Auditors

  • Who can I contact if I have any questions?
  • What are the costs for participating in the guest auditor programme?
  • How can I register for the guest auditor programme?
  • Which dates are important?
  • What is myStudy, why do I need it and how do I register for it?
  • Can I also take exams as a guest auditor?
  • Where will my course take place?
  • Where can I get information on current Corona protection measures?
  • When can I participate in a course as a guest student?

FAQ: Guest Auditors

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

For general questions about the guest auditor programme and enrollment:

For specific questions about enrollment and exams:

What are the costs for participating in the guest auditor programme?

The costs for your participation in the guest auditor programme depend on the number of semester hours per week you take.

The fee for up to 4 semester hours per week (SWS) is 102.00 euros per semester. If you wish to take more than 4 SWS, you will pay a fee of 153.00 euros per semester.

How can I register for the guest auditor programme?

Step 1: Select the courses you would like to attend from the course catalogue for guest auditors.

Step 2: The online application portal at bewerbung.leuphana.de opens approximately four weeks before the start of each semester. The application form is only available in German, but we have prepared a translation as a PDF to make it easier for you to fill in the form. Fill out the online application completely and carefully. In addition to your personal details, we only need the course number (for example 30-1066583), which you will find in bold print behind the title of the course in the course catalogue.

Step 3: Print out the application form, sign it and send it to the Infoportal. You will find the address on the application form.

Step 4: The Infoportal checks your application for admission and informs you by email about the admission to your courses and the amount of the guest auditor fee. Please transfer the guest auditor fee to the bank account specified in the email.

Step 5: After successful receipt of payment, you will receive a confirmation of successful enrollment and your guest auditor's license by mail. With the information from your confirmation letter, you can access the digital university platform myStudy, where you can get an overview and all important information about your courses.

Which dates are important?

Important dates for winter semester 2022/23

Enrollment start dateSeptember 12, 2022
Start of lecturesOctober 17, 2022
Enrollment end dateOctober 31, 2022
End of lecturesFebruary 3, 2023

What is myStudy, why do I need it and how do I register for it?

On myStudy (learning and information platform of the university) you will find all important information about your courses, such as dates, locations and organizational matters. In addition, the lecturers usually provide the materials for the course there and inform you about current changes.

Registration on myStudy

Step 1: In your confirmation letter about the successful enrollment in the guest auditor programme you will find your matriculation number. You will need this to set up a new myStudy account. Attention: If you already have a myStudy account, you can continue to log in with your old data. Basically, you need a separate account for myStudy. The data of your Leuphana account ("lg number" for e.g. WLAN access) do not use here.

Step 2: To set up a myStudy account, please visit the myStudy website and click on "Create account" on the left side bar. Then you can choose a username and password. Select the guest student status and accept the terms of use after reading them. Click "Continue" and enter other required information.

Step 3: After you have completed the registration process, please check your emails. You have received an email in your inbox about the myStudy access and must now activate it via a link in the email.

Step 4: After this confirmation, you can log in on the myStudy website (upper right corner) with your chosen username and password. Due to the course of events, there may still be changes to the data listed in the course catalog before the start of the semester. As a service for you and for better planning, it is also possible to view the course dates on myStudy before enrolling. To do so, simply use „Login for guests“ on the left side bar of the myStudy website.

Can I also take exams as a guest auditor?

Guest auditors can take examinations with the approval of the responsible module supervisor. Please have your lecturer confirm in writing that you are allowed to take the exam using the application form from our download section („Antrag Prüfungsleistung“ only available in German).

The successfully completed examination is certified by the Leuphana University. This certificate confirms that the successfully completed examination was taken as a guest auditor and not as a member of the university.

A separate fee of 25 euros per credit point (CP) is charged for the examination. The deadline for registering for examinations is May 15 in the summer semester and November 15 in the winter semester.

Where will my course take place?

You can find the information about the location of your course in the course catalogue or on the myStudy website. In myStudy under the tab "Information" in the section "Dates", course dates, time and room number of the lecture hall are listed (e.g. H3 or C40.256). If you click on the room number, you will get more information about the location, size and equipment of the room.

Where can I get information on current Corona protection measures?

Leuphana University has compiled the most current information on precautions, hygiene rules, regulations of government agencies, and decisions of university committees related to the Corona virus on this page.

When can I participate in a course as a guest student?

As soon as you have transferred your guest auditor fee and received your guest auditor's license from the Infoportal, you may attend your courses.

Attention: After receipt of payment it can take 2-3 working days until you are registered in myStudy for your booked events. During this time you will not yet see them in your myStudy timetable and will not yet have access to materials or notifications of the events.

Please create your myStudy account early (see above), because we can only register you for your events after account creation.

The winter semester begins on October 1, the summer semester on April 1. Lectures usually start two weeks after the beginning of the semester. You can find the exact date for the current start of lectures in the section "Which dates are important?".

Please note that some courses are held as block seminars or generally start at a later date. The exact starting times of the individual courses can be found in the course catalogue or on myStudy.

Contact & Advising

Consultation possibilties

If you have any questions about the guest auditor programme, please send an e-mail to offener-hoersaal@leuphana.de or call during office hours to

Lina Lohmann
Universitätsallee 1, C40.121
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2964

Office hours by telephone

  • Tuesdays: 11:30 - 13:00
  • Wednesdays: 15:30 - 17:00
  • Thursdays. 11:30 - 13:00

Contact for registration

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Infoportal by phone or e-mail:

Fon +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-2266
infoportal@leuphana.de