Leuphana University Lüneburg

Lüneburg
Germany

Language of instruction

English
German

Leuphana University Lüneburg (German: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) is a young university that lays emphasis on innovation, rather than tradition. In addition to the high quality of the curriculum, Leuphana places particular reliance on students' responsibility, curiosity and initiative, and on a broad-ranging change in perspective that questions presumably settled knowledge.

Lüneburg's special atmosphere attracts people of all ages. A close-knit university campus and a wide array of entertainment and cultural events ranging from art exhibitions and international rock festivals to poetry readings provide a stimulating atmosphere.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Summer Semester March–August
Semester 2 Winter Semester September–February

View the Leuphana University Lüneburg academic calendar.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at Leuphana University Lüneburg is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you will usually be expected to take the majority of courses (60%) within a single faculty. 

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the Leuphana course catalogue by going to the Leuphana Planning your studies page.

Major and Minor study areas and their associated language of instruction are listed under "Course Offer" for both Bachelor and Master programmes. Individual modules within each Major/Minor can be found by going to the "Module Selection" heading.

Students are encouraged to thoroughly read the information on this page before going to the "myStudy" course catalogue link. 

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Anthropology
Economics
Finance
German
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
Writing
Postgraduate
Economics
German
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Finding adequate and affordable accommodation in Germany can be difficult, especially in a small student town like Lüneburg, where the housing market is tight. It is recommended to start looking for suitable housing as soon as possible.

The Leuphana Accommodation Service assists new international students in finding adequate accommodation. Leuphana University Lüneburg also holds a number of places for exchange students in student-run residences.

Cost of living

Living expenses will depend heavily on your lifestyle. However, Leuphana University Lüneburg has provided some figures to give a general idea of the costs of studying and living in Lüneburg.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students may consult the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to find further information on scholarship possibilities.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

In Germany health insurance is compulsory. Therefore, international students must provide proof of adequate health insurance coverage during their stay in Germany.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Leuphana University Lüneburg has visa and immigration information for incoming students.

Contact the German Federal Foreign Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)