|Leuphana University of Lüneburg
The Studium Individuale is an internationally oriented program, and the core courses are held entirely in English. The elective courses are offered in English and German.
The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies can also be studied completely in English. However, the range of minor subjects in English is limited.
A CONTEMPORARY LIBERAL EDUCATION
The Studium Individuale is a program of study in the liberal education tradition. Such programs focus on enabling and supporting the intellectual and personal growth of each individual student. They emphasize the breadth of knowledge and the acquisition of key competences while also encouraging students to develop a specific personal profile.
Students learn to cultivate important skills: analytical and reflexive thinking, clear and persuasive communication, and well-rounded judgment. Liberal education programs foster intensive learning within a community of faculty and fellow students, both in and outside the classroom. They prepare students to be creative, purposeful and responsible agents in many walks of life.
FREEDOM AND CONTEMPORARY QUESTIONS
The best way to foster curiosity, self-direction, and independence of mind is to allow students to map out their significant parts of their personal course of study, with support from faculty and their fellow students. The aim of each individual course of study is to explore in-depth questions and problems of contemporary relevance that need to be addressed in an interdisciplinary way.
Students combine modules from every major and minor at Leuphana College, from sustainability to entrepreneurship, digital media to psychology, and politics to education. The Studium Individuale thus combines the pursuit of personal intellectual interests with a concern for important issues regarding our common life.
Academic Admission Requirements
Admission requirements include the following:
Applicants whose first language is not English must prove sufficient knowledge of the English language.
Applicants can prove their language abilities in one of the following various ways:
- bypassing the TOEFL (computer-based test) with a minimum score of 97 points
- bypassing the TOEIC (four skills test) with a minimum score of 850 points (listening and reading) and 340 points (speaking & writing)
- bypassing the IELTS (academic test version) with a minimum score of 6.5 points
- bypassing the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) exam with a grade B
- bypassing the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) exam with a grade A
- by submitting a certificate from an English-speaking school that entitles the holder to study in the respective country
The Leuphana University of Lüneburg is one of Germany’s landmark universities for higher education reform and innovation. With about 9,900 students and 160 full professors, the university has developed a highly respected academic profile. Today, Leuphana University is regarded as a model institution for inter- and transdisciplinary research, academic organization, innovation in teaching, and academic transfer.
Lüneburg is a 1,000-year-old city of 73,000 inhabitants, located near Hamburg. Established as a salt mining community, it enjoyed great prosperity in its early years, supplying the whole Scandinavian and Baltic Sea regions with salt. Renowned for its opportunities and affluence, Lüneburg was the place to be for Germany’s most wealthy inhabitants, which is still evident in the well-preserved inner city.
EU and non-EU applicants:
15 July for the following winter semester (1 October until 31 March)