Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a public corporation under the auspices of a public foundation, they are legally represented by President Sascha Spoun.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Ori­gi­nal­ly foun­ded in 1946 as a teacher-trai­ning col­le­ge, Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg was gran­ted uni­ver­si­ty sta­tus in 1989. The uni­ver­si­ty be­ca­me a foun­da­ti­on un­der pu­blic law in 2004 and mer­ged with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ap­p­lied Sci­en­ces North-East Lo­wer Sa­x­o­ny in 2005.


Leuphana University of Lüneburg offers you more than 30 different degree programmes in a variety of departments. No matter whether Bachelor’s or Master’s, full-time, part-time or professional – study in Lüneburg is worth your while. Take advantage of degree programmes that are distinguished by extensive dialogue among the disciplines, outstanding expertise, optimum guidance and a practical orientation – programmes that offer lots of room for your own curiosity and initiative. Learn about the individual majors and doctoral programmes at Leuphana and discover your possibilities in Lüneburg


Leuphana University of Lüneburg understands its role as theme-oriented university dedicated to the current research issues affecting the civil society of the 21st century. In order to facilitate necessary subject-overarching research, Leuphana’s research activities are installed within four university-wide, inter- and cross-disciplinary “Research Initiatives”, namely: education, culture, management and business activity, and sustainability. Each of Leuphana’s four faculties directs one of the knowledge initiatives. Researchers within the research initiatives apply an inter- and cross-disciplinary method to expand on a number of cross-sectional topics


The Career Service at Leuphana University of Lüneburg offers comprehensive services in various fields of activity involving career and vocational orientation linked to programmes of study, as well as the possibility to network with the labour market

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Student services

We offer support on choosing courses, the application process and during the course, e.g. making decisions, learning organisation or career planning. We take time to respond to your questions and advise you according to your needs in individual and group counselling sessions. You can access individual counselling sessions at short notice during the open consultation hours or by making an appointment through the Infoportal

Housing services

Stu­dents in Lüne­burg live eit­her in halls of re­si­dence, which are lo­ca­ted on or clo­se to the cam­pus or in the city cent­re, or in pri­va­te rooms or apart­ments. Whi­le only stu­dents live in the halls of re­si­dence, stu­dents also live to­ge­ther with working peop­le in the pri­va­te apart­ments. Both in the halls of re­si­dence and in pri­va­te apart­ments, the­re are usual­ly mi­xed-gen­der flat-sharing com­mu­nities (WGs), in which the kit­chen and ba­throom are sha­red, but each fl­at­ma­te has its own be­droom. Sha­red rooms are unusu­al in Ger­ma­ny, ex­cept for a short stay in a youth hos­tel. Stu­dents who pre­fer to live alo­ne, opt for a sin­gle apart­ment.

Library services

The Electronic Journals Library  pro­vi­des ac­ces to li­cen­s­ed tit­les as well as open­ly avail­ab­ly sci­en­ti­fic jour­nals. It con­ta­ins ap­pro­xi­mate­ly 34.000 tit­les. We stri­ve to con­ti­nous­ly grow our e-book collec­tion, which cur­rent­ly con­sists of ap­pro­xi­mate­ly 161.000 tit­les. All tit­les can be found through LUX or the catalogue.

Student Life

Campus life

Leu­pha­na’s cam­pus is a bust­ling place whe­re uni­ver­si­ty mem­bers come to­ge­ther for a wide ran­ge of ac­tivi­ties to de­ve­lop their skills – whi­le stu­dy­ing, teaching, working, at sports, at cul­tu­ral events, in mee­ting and com­mu­ni­ca­ting, or to par­ti­ci­pa­te in one of the many in­itia­ti­ves.

Sports facilities

Uni­ver­si­ty sports of­fers stu­dents an en­er­gy boost. Cour­ses, trips, events, meets, an eli­te ath­le­tics pro­gram and sports for Leu­pha­na em­ployees are among our attrac­tive and po­pu­lar of­fe­rings.  


Leuphana University of Lüneburg received a system accreditation by the ACQUIN agency in 2014. The accreditation of the management system of their programmes of study has been guaranteed.

Student Reviews

Biosystems Engineering
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was amazing. I got a broader knowledge about the field of Biosystems Engineering. As I am specializing in environmental engineering I got to know about how engineering principles are applied to the environment.

A lovely experience but I am still glad that I am almost finished with my degree.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall study experience at this university was very great. I may not be in love with my study program but I am well aware that this is exactly what I am supposed do to right now and that this university is perfect for me and my education. My study program and even more the way this degree is build allowed me to find out what I want to do in my life and what things I...

Highly recommendable study program
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked the broad character of the study program, get insights in different fields of science, Minor, major and complementary, personal application

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