Last updated 14. February 2024 | Webmaster

Dear students of Leuphana!

Whether you’re an old hand or just starting out, we’ve put together a guide with lots of information about studying here. With the aim of a good and easy start to university life in Lüneburg!

Freshman group:

On this page, you will find

Who are we?

We are the AStA – that is short for Allgemeiner Student*innenausschuss and means “General Student Committee” – essentially, we are your students’ union. We are here to represent your cultural, social and (university) political interests. The AStA spokespersons are Eli, Fine, Johannes and Marius and therefore also your contact persons for questions and concerns of any kind. Do you want to know what we do and what is involved? Feel free to click through our site, visit us on our social media channels, or stop by Building 9!

Social Media of the AStA University of Lüneburg

Instagram: astaunilueneburg
Facebook: asta.lueneburg
Telegram: astanews

Before your studies

How do I find accommodation?

The first question that comes up after enrolling at the University of Lüneburg is how to find a room or apartment. There are several ways to look for that. Starting points are or ebay-kleinanzeigen.deto apply for private rooms or apartments. You can also put your name on the lists for the student halls of residence, at the Studierendenwerk or at Campus Wohnen e.V. When applying for rooms in shared flats, try to be as responsive as possible to the advertisements, write a few fun facts about yourself or what you would like to bring with you to the shared flat.

Is it already close to the start week and you still don’t have a room? Check out our websiteand fill out the form to get on the Bettenbörse (bed exchange) list. Here, students from higher semesters can sign up and offer their couch or guest room for free to first-year students.

Your Semesterticket: Mobility, Stadtrad & Culture!

At the beginning of your studies, you also received your own “Semesterticket”! This means that you have various offers at hand:

  • Regional trains in lower Saxony (Further information here).
  • All busses in the city and county of Lüneburg (operated by KVG)
  • Radspeicher Lüneburg (Bike parking garage at the main train station) – Important: before using the garage and you have to get your badge at the counter.
  • StadtRad Lüneburg: All information on the registration here.
  • SemesterTicket Kultur: With the semester ticket you can go to the Lüneburg Museum and spontaneously to the theater for free! All information on how and where you can take advantage of cultural offers can be found here.


Creating a Timetable

Support for the preparation of the timetable in the first semester is offered by the College Tutorium. During freshers’ week, there will be an introduction in myStudy. You can also attend open consultation hours during the start week to clarify any questions you may have about the timetable.

More information about the dates or a step-to-step guide can be found here.

Campus ABC

AStA – General Students Committee (Allgemeiner Student*innenausschuss)
CPs – Credit Points
FGV – subject group representers (Fachgruppenvertretung)
FSA – Subject-specific appendix (Fachspezifische Anlage)
HSG – Lecture Hall Corridor (Hörsaalgang)
RPO – Examination Regulations (Rahmenprüfungsordnung)
SHK – Student Assistant (Studentische Hilfskraft)
SoSe – summer semester
StuPa – Students’ Parliament
SWS – Semesterwochenstunden (number of hours per week per course)
WiSe – winter semester

You can find more ABC and explanations here.


You want to get involved, meet people and organize cool events, but you don’t know how? Maybe there is something for you in the AStA departments. And if not, you can find more information here.


Do you have questions about financing your studies? Do you want to study with a child? You have legal questions and need advice without obligation? You can find a lot of advice here.


The AStA offers various services. From bicycle repair to sound and light hire. You can find that and more here.


Many of us experience financial challenges during college that can’t just be eliminated with a part-time job. A helpful way to receive support during your studies is through a scholarship. Here we have provided you with an overview of common scholarships.

Contact to departmental representatives and student councils

If you have specific questions about your field of study, you can always contact your departmental representatives or your student council. They also support your student interests, help you with problems during your studies and organize events. So, feel free to check out their websites, Facebook or Instagram. Maybe there are also exciting reshers’ days a summer festival, or game nights for you.

Faculty of Education

Education Student Council
Facebook Instagram Website

Psychology student council
Facebook Instagram

Faculty of Cultural Studies

Student Council Cultural Sciences
Facebook Instagram

FGV Studium Individuale
Facebook Instagram

FGV Master Cultural Studies
Facebook Instagram

FGV Digital Media

Faculty Sustainability

Student Council Sustainability
Facebook Instagram Website

Faculty of Political Science

Facebook Instagram

FGV Political Science

FGV Economics

FGV Political Science

Faculty of Economics

Student Council BEM (Business, Economics & Management)
Facebook Instagram Website

Student Council WINGS (Engineering)
Facebook Instagram

Campus und Room Numbers

The university exists on three campuses around Lüneburg. These include the main campus, the Rote Feld, and Volgershall. To keep track of which campus you need to go to, just look at the letter in the room number.

C = Main Campus
W = Rotes Feld/Wilschenbrucher Weg 84
P = Rotes Feld/Wilschenbrucher Weg 69 (Pavillon)

This is how you find your room:

Room Number = Campus, Building, Floor, Room
Example: C12.108 = Main campus, building 12, 1st floor, room 8

Site plans:

Main Campus
Rotes Feld