International Programmes 2021/2022

Digital Media (BA) Digital Media (BA)

Leuphana University Lüneburg • Lüneburg

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media
In cooperation with

Hamburg Media School

Teaching language
  • English

The courses in the Digital Media major are held exclusively in English. The Leuphana Semester and the Complementary Studies can also be studied completely in English. However, the range of English minor subjects is limited.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies

Application deadline

EU and non-EU applicants:

  • 15 July for the following winter semester (1 October until 31 March)
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme


Do you want to critically investigate our day-to-day interactions with digital artefacts? Then Leuphana University Lüneburg's undergraduate programme in Digital Media in cooperation the Hamburg Media School just might be the right choice for you. During your studies, you will familiarise yourself with both the cornerstones of media theory and the practical production side of digital media. You will develop your own projects, for example, a short documentary, a podcast, or a small game.

One of the great opportunities that comes with studying Digital Media is to opt for a double degree, one from Leuphana University Lüneburg and one from the City University of Hong Kong.

Course organisation

The Bachelor's degree programme at Leuphana University Lüneburg consists of four basic elements: the Digital Media major (90 ECTS credits), the minor (30 ECTS credits), the Leuphana Semester (30 ECTS credits), and the Complementary Studies (30 ECTS credits).

The Bachelor's degree programme in Digital Media begins with the Leuphana Semester, during which you will learn the methodological and disciplinary foundations of your academic specialisation in digital media. From the second semester, your Bachelor's programme will be divided into the Digital Media major, a minor of your choice (e.g., Popular Music Studies, Philosophy, Psychology and Society or Sustainability Science), and Complementary Studies. In the Complementary Studies, you can try out new ways of working and thinking from other disciplines, allowing you to expand your interdisciplinary skills.

Half of the courses will take place at Hamburg Media School. The other half will be taught at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • International guest lecturers
  • Specialist literature in other languages
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

You do not have to pay tuition fees. You only have to pay a semester contribution of approx. 360 EUR per semester (subject to change). This will entitle you to receive a semester ticket, which covers public transport in Lüneburg and the surrounding area (e.g., Hamburg, Bremen, Lübeck). The semester contribution also covers almost all regional trains in Lower Saxony as well as participation in a rent-a-bike programme and free entrance to many cultural events in Lüneburg.

Costs of living

Approx. 900 EUR per month to cover personal expenses in Lüneburg:

  • Accommodation: 350 to 450 EUR
  • Food: 190 to 250 EUR
  • Health insurance: 80 EUR (not applicable for EU students)
  • Leisure activities, books, clothing: 120 to 200 EUR
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

Admission requirements include the following:

Language requirements

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:

  • by passing the TOEFL (computer-based test) with a minimum score of 97 points
  • by passing the TOEIC (four skills test) with a minimum score of 850 points (listening and reading) and 340 points (speaking & writing)
  • by passing the IELTS (academic test version) with a minimum score of 6.5 points
  • by passing the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) exam with a grade B
  • by passing the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) exam with a grade A
  • a certificate from an English-speaking school that entitles the holder to study in his or her respective country
Application deadline

EU and non-EU applicants:

  • 15 July for the following winter semester (1 October until 31 March)
Submit application to

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Further information

Possibility of finding part-time employment

International students with a residence permit are allowed to undertake a limited amount of paid employment (a maximum of 120 days per year, or alternatively 240 days part-time – up to four hours a day).


Websites and relevant addresses for finding accommodation in Lüneburg are listed on the International Office website:

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Visa matters
  • Welcome event

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