Master Governance and Human Rights: Application

Apply online until 31 May

We thank you for your interest in the advanced training Masters programme Governance and Human Rights. We are delighted that you are interested in studying the programme at Leuphana University Lüneburg. You find all relevant information with regard to application and admission on this website.

Secure your place in the next intake: You have until 31 July 2024 to apply for one of the few available places in the succession procedure.

Do you still have questions? Take advantage of our counselling services or our online information events in June and July. 

Directly to the online application

Please read the following instructions carefully before and while applying. If you need support with your online application, you are also welcome to take advantage of our application consultation with programme coordinator Annika Weinert-Brieger. 

Admissions Requirements

The programme of study is directed toward all university graduates who

  • have completed first university studies and consequently hold a first university degree,
  • have at least one year of qualified professional experience and
  • have advanced English language skills

The following tests will be accepted:

  • TOEFL, IBT min. 92 points
  • IELTS (Academic version) min. 6.5 points
  • CAE or CPE: Level C1, Grade B
  • TOEIC 4 skills test: min. 720 points in listening and reading and 310 points in speaking and writing

If you have any further questions, Please feel free to contact the Study Programme Coordinator.

Start date & deadline

Enrolment in the Governance and Human Rights programme takes place once a year. The application deadline is May, 31st for the study start in September.

Late applications may be considered upon personal request and subject to availability. Please send an email to the coordinator Annika Weinert-Brieger,

Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Language certificate as proof of the sophisticated English language skills
  • Certified copy of university degree
  • Certificates or other evidence (e.g. reference letters) of professional experience


After we have received your application, we will send you a written acknowledgement. If we require further documents from you, we will contact you immediately. After we have examined your complete application, we will inform you whether you have been accepted to the degree programme – at the latest four weeks prior to the semester’s start. 

If you have been accepted to the programme, you will receive the necessary enrollment documents, which you have to fill out and you will need transfer the semester fees for the first semester (ca. 210 €). After this you will receive your official student ID etc. When you have your documents, you can apply for a Schengen-visa, if necessary (many nationals do not need a visa for a stay of 2 weeks), in order to participate in live sessions in Lüneburg. It is not necessary to apply for a student visa, because of the distance-learning format.

Application consultation

Do you have questions about the online application? Take advantage of our personal consultation service with programme coordinator Annika Weinert-Brieger to clarify questions about the application process individually. 

Contact & Advising


Dr. Annika Weinert-Brieger
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-7921

E-mail contact

Please feel free to contact us via

Programme Director

  • Prof. Dr. Till Patrik Holterhus MLE. LL.M. (Yale)