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.

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.

Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Language certificate as proof of the sophisticated English language skills
  • Certified copy of university degree


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

    After you have submitted your application, you will hear about admission after the application deadline passed (by early July). You would receive the necessary documents which you have to fill out and transfer the semester fees for the first semester (ca. 200 €). Then you would receive your official student ID etc. With this documents you can apply for a Schengen-visa, if necessary (many nationals do not need a visa for a stay of 2 weeks). It is not necessary to apply for a student visa, because of the distance-learning format.

    Contact & Advising


    Prof. Dr. Alessandra Asteriti
    Universitätsallee 1, C4.215b
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.04131.677-2530


    Dr. Elena Kropacheva
    Wilschenbrucher Weg 84, W.410
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-7921

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