Planning your studies

The International Office offers a language and orientation programme for new international students that includes German language courses from beginner to advanced level.

We strongly recommend that new international students acquire at least some German skills before the start of their studies, since German is not only the main language of instruction at Leuphana, but the language of everyday life. Leuphana's International Summer University, which takes place in August, may be an option to start learning German or to improve your German skills. The German language courses that are offered during the semester range from elementary (A2) to advanced (C2) level (registration can be made during the orientation programme).

If you wish to enrol in courses taught in English, you must have at least English language proficiency at upper intermediate (B2) level and prove your skills by taking a written test (exempt are native speakers).

Course offer

Exchange students at undergraduate level are free to choose courses from among all Bachelor's programmes offered by the University and exchange students at graduate level can choose modules from all Master's programmes, as long as the prerequisites for a course are met. Click on the appropriate link to find information on the study offer.

Module selection and Learning Agreement

At Leuphana University, all programmes of study are module based. A module is a course unit, which will be completed by only one examination. Each module is assigned a number of credits, as a rule, 5 ECTS credits (corresponding to 3 US credits). A module usually consists of two or more components, e.g. a lecture and a seminar, two seminars, or a lecture and an exercise. A module must be taken as a whole, it is not possible to enrol for single components.

Module descriptions and information on the module components (e.g. lectures, seminars, etc.) are to be found in the online course catalogue, which you can access via a guest login. Once you are registered as a student you will get your own account. myStudy

An overview of the programmes of study taught in English including module descriptions can be found here.

A brief manual, which you will find below, helps you to become acquainted with the online module catalogue in order to set up your study plan and the preliminary learning agreement. Simply follow the instructions.

List all modules you wish to enrol in on the Learning Agreement Before the Mobility form, sign the document and get it signed by the responsible person at your home institution. Erasmus students receive the Learning Agreement document from their home university. Other exchange students should use Leuphana's form unless their home university provides an own document. Submit the fully completed and signed Learning Agreement together with your application for admission as exchange student.