Section 1
    • Welcome to this course!

      In this course you will get a detailed introduction to our University and the most important information you need to apply for a study program at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences (THL).

    • What is this course about?

      We provide you with many helpful information about our university, services for (international) students, visa application, health insurance, cost of living in Germany and also about the beautiful medieval town of Lübeck with its leisure activities.

      The Course includes 7 chapters:

      • Welcome (this chapter)
      • Towards studying at THL
      • Planning your time at HL
      • First days in Lübeck
      • First steps at THL
      • Academic Life
      • Services by THL

      This course has two levels:

      • Directly in the course there is a short introduction to get an overview of the various topics.
      • In addition, you can search for further information, particular scenarios and the contact data you need in the guide book.
    • What do you learn in this course?

      • You can find all the information you need about your chosen study programme, including the application requirements and contact persons.
      • You know how and where to submit your application and what you need to include. And you know what you need to do for the recognition of international degrees.
      • You can describe the process of how to get or renew a visa.
      • You can access information on semester fees, semester tickets, course and exam options, and exam registrations on the website of the TH Lübeck.
      • You could name the services offered by the TH Lübeck (e.g. Student Services, Language Centre, International Office, Career Development, University Sports).
      • You can find the most important buildings on campus (e.g. canteen, cafeteria or library).
      • You can calculate your costs of staying and living in Germany and how you will be able to cover them.
      • You know about leisure activities in and around Lübeck, so you won't be bored after your studies.
      • You know about the most important cultural and communicative pitfalls and are well prepared for your first days at the TH Lübeck.
    • Organizer

      Logo TH Lübeck

    • Cooperation partners

      Logo DAADLogo g.a.s.t.Logo Goethe Institut Logo RWTH AachenLogo TU BerlinLogo Kiron

    • Supporter

         Logo BMBF

    • License

      This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

      Logo CC BY

    Section 2
    • Evans Gumbe

      Student advice officer


      Prof. Ladwig

      Professor of Business Administration


      Muhammed Musa

      Student at the TH Lübeck


      Saidurga Karthikeyan

      Student at the TH Lübeck

    Section 3
    • How this course works

    • Guide book

      Here you can find a link to the whole guide book. We will regularly provide direct links to the topics we discuss in the course. You can also use the search function to find the information you need.

    • Set a bookmark to the guide book

      We highly recommend to set a bookmark to the guide book in your browser, so you can easily find it if you need to.

    Section 4

    • Towards studying at THL

      When choosing universities, TH Lübeck may not be the first institution which comes to mind, but studying here would definitely been one of the greatest decisions of your life. Here are a few reasons why TH Lübeck is a wonderful learning environment and potentially the perfect match for you.

    • The Campus

    Section 5
    Section 6

    • Study opportunities at THL

      Technische Hochschule Lübeck offers 36 bachelor and master degree programs in four departements.

    • Study programs focus on:

      • Health Science, Biomedical Engineering
      • Industrial Biochemistry and Chemistry
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Physical Engineering

      Study programs focus on:

      • improvement of existing infrastructure
      • architecture for the health sector
      • smart cities and urban structures
      • civil engineering for the water sector

      Study programs focus on:

      • Electrical Engineering
      • Computer Science
      • Design & Usability
      • Online Teaching

      Study programs focus on:

      • Mechanical Engineering
      • International Economy
      • Health Management
      • Logistics
      • Entrepreneurship & Foundation in form of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Development.
    • Read more in the guide book

      You can finde more details.

    Section 7

    • Requirements for studying at TH Lübeck

    • Task: Make an individual checklist

      Read the next lessons, watch the video and read also the sections in guide book. Make a checklist to support yourself:

      • Which certificates or documents do you have and need to proof your level of formal education or professional experience?
      • Which certificates or documents do you have and need to proof your level of language learning for German and/or English?
      • Are the documents you have recognized in Germany or do you need to pass some kind of test or course?
      • Are there further requirements for the specific study programme you chose?

      Also write down any unanswered question you might get in mind when reading the requirements.

    • If you want to apply for a bachelor or master study programme at TH Lübeck, you need to proof your qualification to do that, both on an educational and on a language level. Thus, you have to proof that you finished school on a certain level, for master programme you also need to hold a bachelor's degree. And you need to demonstrate your German and/or English language skills, usually by submitting the relevant certificates.

      In Lübeck we have experience with a huge range of applications and we know that each state of origin has its own rules and certifications. There are also a number of alternatives and substitutes if you can not proof your educational or language level the certificate we traditionally ask for. We documented them in the guide book.

    • Requirements for studying at THL

      Please read this part of the guide book carefully to find out, which documents are needed for your application.

    Section 8

    • Application process

    • When you plan to apply for studying at TH Lübeck, first of all have a look at the appication deadlines. Maybe it is needed or advisible to start your study abroad one or two semesters later, just to make sure, you are well-prepared.

      After that, check how to get a recognition for your documents and certifications.

      Finally, find out, which platform is the right one to apply for your chosen study program. If you want to study in a field with restricted access, there are some more steps to do and you maybe need more time to prepare your application.

    • Passages in the guide book

      Here you can find information on application deadlines, recognition and platform.

    • Requirements

    Section 9

    • Admission

      The admission process for many study programmes is very easy because there are no restrictions. But for some study programmes there are admission restrictions, e.g. the average score of the university entrance qualification.

    • Passages in the guide book

      Here you can find information on the admission procedure.

    • Task: Open questions on your individual checklist

      We asked you to make a checklist to support yourself gatherin the information you need for your application process and to write down any unanswered question you might get in mind when reading the requirements.

      Are there still open questions where you cannot find an answer until now? Please contact the corresponding person who might help you. You will find the contact information in the guide book .

    Section 10

    • Study site Lübeck

      Lübeck is more than just a place to study and work. The city looks back on an interesting history, which can still be recognised from many of the buildings in the historic old town. Also, it is not far from the Baltic Sea.

    • With these first impressions, we want to give you a preview of what you can expect from Lübeck. It is a great city and offers a much more than just studying.

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including some more information about the city of Lübeck.

    • This chapter is about preparing your stay in Germany, especially in Lübeck, in as good as possible. Indeed, you are not only going to study here, but also reside and live here. There are a couple of things to be aware of.

    • Beyond studying

      We started a separate forum where you can discuss topics related to life beyond studying. Do you have any experiences, helpful links and advice regarding bureaucratic issues or simply suggestions on what to see or do in Lübeck? Or do you have questions on this, which others might be able to answer? Write them down in this forum.

    Section 11

    • Visa and residence permit

    • International students need a National Visa for study purposes. This type of visa is issued when a longer stay (more than three months) is intended or if gainful employment is to be taken up.

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including details: covered area and National Visa for non-EU-Nationals

    Section 12

    • Health insurance

    • Sufficient health insurance cover is a prerequisite for university enrollment and application of a residence permit (for Non-EU-students).

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including details an valid periods and insurances from other countries.

    Section 13

    • Cost of living and Scholarships

    • Studying abroad is of course also a financial question: how much does it cost? How can I cover the expenses?

    • You need to proof of sufficient funds

      … in order to get a visa. Therefore, it is not only a personal question how to cover your stay in Lübeck. You can find the current amount and further information on the DAAD website.

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including more details, links and contact information for further questions.

    • Example Budget plan

      This is an example of a budget plan:

      Pooja is coming to Lübeck for 12 months and only found a relatively expensive appartment. She has been accepted for a scholarship and will get some financial help from her family. She also wants to apply for a job in a restaurant or at the university. The travel to Lübeck is financed from her own savings, hence these costs are not included in the calculation.

    • Overview Planned
      Months of stay 12
      Income 1.050,00 €
      Expenses 869,25 €
      Result 180,75 €



      Income Monthly Amount
      Support by family 350,00 €
      Scholarship 250,00 €
      part-time job 450,00 €
      Result 1.050,00 €
      Expenses Monthly Amount
      Accomodation (apartment) 400,00 €
      Purchases (50 € per week) 200,00 €
      Broadcasting fee 17,50 €
      Health Insurance 110,00 €
      Mobile phone contract 30,00 €
      Result 757,50 €


      Special expenses Total Amount
      Deposit (2x rent) 800,00 €
      2x Semester fee 541,00 €
      Result 1.341,00 €
    • Task: Start a budget book

      Prepare an inventory of your expected income and expenses of your stay. You can use a simple sheet of paper, a notebook or a spreadsheet.

      • You should take into account at least costs for accommodation, general purchases, broadcasting fees, health insurance and semester fees. If you already know that you will have further costs (e.g. special expenses for your studies or a particular hobby), then include these as well. If you are not sure on what expenses you have, write down your current expenses for a while.
      • Then calculate your income. This can include financial support by your family, scholarships or presumed additional wages.

      If there is a financial gap in your calculation, you should seek advice on how to cover it before it becomes a problem.

    • Download example

      You can use a simple implementation of the example as a starting point for your budget plan. For this purpose, we provide the example above

      You can easily find more detailed templates for budget diaries on the internet.

    Section 14

    • Accommodation

      Students in Lübeck either live in a student hall of residence (dormitory or short: dorm) or a private accommodation. Finding an accommodation is your own responsibility and we recommend to start looking as early as possible.

      This video gives you some impressions of what life in a Lübeck dorm is like.

    • Dorm or private accomodation?

      Read some more details and arguments in the guide book.

    • What type of living matches best with you?

      We would like to support your decision with this little test: Find out which type of living suits you best.

    • Do not travel to Lübeck without having arranged accommodation for at least the first nights!

      If you cannot move-in on your day of arrival, we recommend to book a bed in one of the youth hostels or on short-term accommodation like airbnb or couchsurfing. Do not travel to Lübeck without having arranged accommodation for at least the first nights!

    Section 15

    Section 16
    • First Days in Lübeck

      This chapter is not yet about your studies at the TH Lübeck. In the next lectures, we want to help you with your first steps in the city of Lübeck: You need to register at the city council, open a bank account and do some other administrative formalities.

      You might also experience some " culture shocks", because some things in Germany might be different from your own experiences. But hopefully you will also find some help in this chapter.

    • River bank of the Trave with row of typical old houses

    Section 17

    • City council registration

      All students staying in Lübeck have to register with the city within 7 days after their arrival, including students from Germany or EU countries.

    • Book an online appointment

      If you already know when you will arrive in Lübeck, then book an online appointment for your registration.

      If you don't know yet or it's too early and you can't book any appointments yet, set yourself a reminder at least 1 month before you move to Lübeck.

    • Read more details

      in the guide book including which documents you need to bring for your registration.

    • Check yourself

      Did you understand everything you need to know for your registration? Check yourself in this little test.

    Section 18

    • Residence permit

      If you come from a non-EU country, you will need a residence permit.

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including more details, links and contact information for further questions.

    Section 19

    • Opening a bank account

      You will most probably want to open a bank account in Germany (unless your local bank is also represented in Germany). International money transfers are often accompanied by high fees, so it is usually more advisable to open a bank account for your stay in Germany.

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including more details on types of banks and bank accounts as well as on what documents you need to open a bank account.

    Section 20

    • Public Broadcasting Service

    • Read more in the guidebook

      … including more details on backgrounds and splitting the fee in a shared flat.

    Section 21
    • Medical Care

      Of course, you want to focus on your studies in Lübeck and you do not wish to get sick. But if it does happen anyway, you should be prepared.

    • Find out about basic health care in your local area

      We recommend you to:

      • find a general practitioner in your area, note down the office hours and telephone number,
      • find out the location of the nearest pharmacy,
      • you should take use of the good medical care in Germany: check which preventive check-ups are free of charge with your health insurance company, find the relevant doctors and make an appointment, and
      • memorise or note down the emergency number 112. The number 116117 is also helpful if you need quick medical advice but your life is not in danger.

    • Read more in the guidebook

      ... including details of doctor visits, medication and emergency calls.

    Section 22

    • Sports and leisure in Lübeck

      The city of Lübeck offers a wide variety of social activities. Being surrounded by water and having the Baltic Coast very close, all kinds of water sports are very popular among its inhabitants and guests. Get a canoe or a SUP and take a tour around the center island or enjoy the nature along the river Wakenitz. You can go swimming indoor or outdoor (in pools or in nature), learn how to sail or enjoy a relaxing boat tour. The flat surrounding is also perfect for short or longer bike and hiking tours.

      Do you want to join a sport group? No matter if you want to play soccer, hand ball, tennis, go horse riding or go kick-boxing, you can take part in the wide offer of the University sports. Furthermore there are numerous sports clubs in Lübeck welcome you to join them.

      Are you more interest in culture? Museums and galleries in Lübeck invite you to learn more about the history of the city and the Hanse league, about the city’s Nobel Prize winners and local artists or about the landscape. Go and see a play at the different types of theatres or listen to a concert. Lübeck is called the City of the Seven Spires for a reason: visit one of the six churches in the city center and enjoy the 360° degree view of the city from the top of St. Peter's 50 metre-high viewing platform.

      Throughout the year, people enjoy several events in Lübeck and Travemünde.

      THE highlight of the year is the popular Christmas Market. Have a browse through the decorated streets of the city center and stroll along the stalls offering mulled wine, delicious sausages, roasted chestnuts and herbal sweets.

      Every year in November, the Nordic Film Days invites film enthusiasts to explore films from the Scandinavian and Baltic countries as well as from North Germany. In summer, cultural festivals like HanseKultur Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music festival and the Duckstein Festival or the Jazz Baltica show you Lübeck’s cultural variety.

      For shopping lovers, the small shops in the Hüxstraße and Fleischhauerstraße invite you to explore their arts and crafts products. Bigger department stores and international brands are available in Königsstraße and Breite Straße or in the two shopping malls Citti Park and LUV center, located in the outskirts of Lübeck. Both can be easily reached by public transportation. You should not miss to stroll along one of the Food Markets where you can purchase fresh local products.

      A list of sports clubs, cultural institutions, shops, etc. are available on the website of the city of Lübeck. Information on offers for migrants are available here.

      Slideshow mit Fotos von Aktivitäten, Stimme aus dem Off liest Text oben vor.
    Section 23

    • Part-time job

      Do you have a student job? How did you secure it? What is your job description?

      Video Interview mit Beispielen von Studentenjobs und kurze Vorstellung von Jasmin mit Hinweis auf Datenbank und Application Check und der Text.

      Students have the opportunity to take on a part-time job alongside their studies. There are both part-time jobs directly related to your studies and others (e.g. in catering, logistics, production, childcare, etc.).

      Jobs that are related to your studies are not offered as often in Lübeck and hard to find. In any case, make sure that you allow yourself plenty of time to find a job. Do not expect to be able to finance yourself from your first day in Lübeck through a side job. The more advanced your German language skills are, the easier it will be to find a side job. The Career Development will be happy to assist you in finding a job and help you write your application.

      Most common are the so-called 450€ jobs. These are not subject to taxes. In Germany, you must pay taxes for salaries that exceed 450 €. The legal minimum wage in Germany is currently €9.35 an hour. Please note your visa regulations. Students from non-EU countries may work a maximum of 120 regular days or 240 half-days per year. If you have any questions, please contact Evans Gumbe from the International Office.

    Section 24

    • Culture shock

      In the following interview, we would like to present the culture shock model and how to deal with the effects of culture shock. Professor Ladwig, you have dealt with the culture shock model in detail. Could you give us a brief explanation?

      Es geht in dem Modell darum, darzustellen, wie Menschen, die ins Ausland gehen (Expatriates), mit dieser Situation generell umgehen bzw. wie sie sich in dieser Situation fühlen.

      What are the phases and how are they characterized?

      In den meisten Fällen treten bei sog. Expatriates Stresssymptome der unterschiedlichen Art und Intensität auf. Auch hier gibt es phasenspezifische Unterschiede und natürlich auch Unterschiede im Temperatment und in der Erfahrung. Menschen, die schon öfter im Ausland waren, z.B. aus dem diplomatischen Dienst, haben nach einigen Auslandseinsätzen so gut wie keine Stresssymptome mehr.

      Is it possible to take preventive measures before entering Germany to alleviate the crisis phase?

      Ja. Wichtig ist, dass sich die Studierenden vor der Ausreise mit dem Thema beschäftigen, das Modell kennen und eben auch wissen, dass es wieder nach oben geht nach dem Tal der Tränen und dass sie das aushalten und nicht aufgeben. Zusätzlich können sie gedanklich (z.B. in Vorbereitungsworkshops) für sie persönlich passende Überlebensstrategien entwickeln und mit den anderen Teilnehmenden diskutieren. Z.B:

      • ich spiele Horn und versuche im Gastland in ein Orchester zu kommen und kontakte es evtl. schon vor meiner Abreise und machen schon einen Termin aus.
      • oder ich bin Sportler:in, spiele seit Jahren Handball im Team und versuche im Ausland auch in ein Team zu kommen
      • oder ich wollte immer schon Bogenschießen lernen, und werde mir aktiv im Gastland eine Gruppe suchen, wo ich das lernen kann…

      Also es geht darum, sich die Stresssituation vorab schon anzusehen, zu überlegen, wie man mit welcher Heftigkeit wohl reagieren wird (auch hier sind die Temperamente ja sehr unterschiedlich) und was helfen könnte, durch das Tal, durch den Kulturschock zu kommen… und sich auch über einen Rückkehrschock Gedanken zu machen, wenn man ein Jahr oder länger weg war (insbesondere z.B. unsere jordanischen Studentinnen bekamen einen Rückkehrschock „ich fühle mich wie im Gefängnis“, weil sie hier in Deutschland viel Freiheiten genossen hatten

      Who can the students turn to if they face great difficulties and are unable to get out of the crisis phase?

      You are not alone IO Team, psychosoziale Beratung und psychosozialen Notdienst UKSH. die sozialen Netzwerke, die Kontakte nach zu Hause etc.

    Section 25
    • Culture Shock: Student perspectives

    Section 26

    • Enrolment

      Do you have a student job? How did you secure it? What is your job description?

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      • In order to accept the place of study, it is necessary that you submit all necessary enrollment documents to the Admissions Office either by mail or in person within the deadline specified in the letter of admission.
      • Enrollment can be done in person or by post.
      • Please make sure that all documents have to be submitted in original in case of personal enrollment.
      • If you enroll by post, some documents must be submitted as officially certified copies instead of originals. Which documents have to be submitted in which form can be found in your admission letter or on the university website.
      • If your documents for enrollment are complete, you will receive your student ID and the access data for your THL-IT account by mail.
      • I cases of incomplete documents, you will be informed by email and be granted a grace period for further submission.
      • Letter of admission
      • for Bachelor's programmes with unrestricted admission: the signed application for admission
      • valid identity card or passport in original or simple copy
      • a passport-size photo (please write your name on the back; is required for the student card; please ensure that the picture quality is good)
      • Certificate of study qualification (e.g. high school diploma or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences - if necessary, the academic part and certificate of recognition of the practical part) in the original or as an officially certified copy
      • for foreign educational certificates: additional proof of German language proficiency (e.g. DSH 2, C 2, TestDaF at least level 4) in the original or as an officially certified copy
      • for second degree studies: first university entrance qualification (Abitur, entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences, etc.) as a simple copy and Bachelor's certificate in the original or as an officially certified copy
      • Proof of payment of the semester fee and registration fee (bank transfer details)
      • current insurance certificate for enrollment at the university from your statutory health insurance company / privately insured person: an exemption from compulsory insurance by a statutory health insurance company of your choice (Notes)
      • applicable, certificate of exmatriculation from the last university attended
      • if applicable, a certificate of vocational training (only if required for the chosen course of study, such as hearing acoustics or grade improvement for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering and management in the food industry) in original or an officially certified copy
      • if applicable, current clearance certificate (only if you have already studied the same course of studies at a university of applied sciences; available from your former university)
      • for the study course Industrial Engineering and Management Online the signed master data sheet and the data protection declaration.
      • you are a minor, the completed general consent of your legal guardian.

      The enrollment can be cancelled up to the day of the first semester welcome / orientation meeting. Cancellation must be requested in writing. Please submit the duly signed application form together with your student card by mail or in person to the Admissions Office. You will then receive a certificate of cancellation. Once the first semester has been officially inaugurated, it is no longer possible to cancel your enrollment. In this case you must apply for exmatriculation. You can find information on exmatriculation on Moodle (Lernraum).

      The Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein and the AStA of the Technische Hochschule Lübeck decide on a proportional refund of the semester fee. You can apply for reimbursement in writing by submitting the cancellation or exmatriculation certificate together with a copy of the corresponding bank statement to:

      Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein, P.O. Box 4169 / Westring 385, 24118 Kiel

      AStA of the TH Lübeck, Mönkhofer Weg 239, 23562 Lübeck.

      A refund of the registration fee is however not possible.

    Section 27

    • Semester ticket

      Semester ticket is a state-wide travel document for students admissible in public transport media such as bus and train at no extra cost. It was introduced in winter semester 2019/20 and is valid throughout Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg for the HVV AB tariff zone. The state-wide semester ticket is not valid for ferries and the Syltbus. For students from Lübeck, however, the ticket is still valid for the Priwall ferry in Travemünde.

      • Go to www.nah.sh and follow the prompts in the order process.
      • After specifying the university you will be redirected to a university page to agree to the transfer of some data to the sales service provider to order the ticket.
      • To do so, you have to log in with your student QIS account i.e. with your matriculation number and personal university password.
      • Then you can fill out the online form and choose between mobile phone and paper ticket.
      • You will need to upload a personal photo to place your order, so make sure you choose the right one.
      • The application will then be reviewed and the ticket will be sent to you: With the mobile phone ticket, you will receive a code to your university e-mail address with which you can load the ticket into the NAH.SH app. If you have chosen the paper ticket, it will be sent to the shipping address provided.
      • The student card will no longer be usable as a ticket.

      A refund of the ticket price is generally not possible. The ticket is borne in solidarity. As a single person, a comparable ticket costs more than 3,000 Euro per year. Exceptions for a refund are however regulated by the AStA in its statutes. The following groups of persons can have the contribution share for the regional and the nationwide semester ticket refunded on application to the AStA:

      • Severely disabled persons who are in possession of a pass for free public transport (with supplement and token from the pension office),
      • Students who cannot use public transport due to their disability and who provide appropriate proof of this,
      • Students in an online study programme,
      • Students who are on leave of absence due to studies abroad, federal voluntary service, a properly excluded illness - or for other purposes,
      • Students who demonstrably spend more than 15 weeks continuously at an institution outside the area of validity of the regional semester ticket; permissible purposes are student exchange programs, internships, final and doctoral theses,
      • Students who are also enrolled at another university or academy in Schleswig-Holstein and who have already paid in full the fees payable there in accordance with the fees regulations, including the portion of fees payable for the state-wide semester ticket.
      • Exemptions must be applied for in writing to the AStA by the end of the first month of the semester using the appropriate form!
      Once the first semester has been officially inaugurated, it is no longer possible to cancel your enrollment. In this case you must apply for exmatriculation. You can find information on exmatriculation on Moodle (Lernraum).
    Section 28
    • Studentenwerk services

      Services offered by the Studentenwerk: Mensa, cafeteria, social counseling, psychosocial counseling

      The Mensa offers several hot meals to choose from every day. To be able to buy food there, you will need a chip card, which you can buy at the Studentenwerk. You can find more Information here.

      On the ground floor of the Mensa building, in the Cafeteria, small hot dishes (e.g. curry sausage), rolls, coffee, soft drinks and ice cream are served. Cash payment is possible here. You can find more Information here.

      • Social counselling: In addition to other matters, the experts provide information on insurance and student financing. They answer questions about scholarships, student loans and about part-time jobs during your studies, not to mention health insurance. They are also the contacts for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
      • Psychological Counseling: If you have any personal conflicts or problems, such as exam nerves or self-esteem problems, you can turn to the psychological counseling of the Studentenwerk SH for help.
      • Buddy Program: The Study-Buddy-Program, offered by the Studentenwerk SH, is a mentoring program for German and international students. The program seeks to promote intercultural life at universities. This gives both "Buddies" the chance to learn more about each other's language /culture. In addition, the Studentenwerk SH regularly organizes various events for international students.
      Medium: Text mit Bildern
    Section 29
    • Information of the departments

      The four departments publish their specific information on the website or in the Lernraum. It is therefore important that students check regularly the departmental information provided on the website or in the Lernraum.

      Teaching and examination schedule

      The teaching and examination schedule are published before the start of each semester. Download the teaching schedule and note down the teaching hours for each module in the respective semester of your study program. A list of abbreviations is listed as well. Classes are offered weekly or in blocks. Changes to the teaching schedule are only announced in the Lernraum and students are recommended to check each morning if there are last minute changes.

      Another step to be taken before the start of each semester is to check the departmental semester calender and mark the registration and examination periods. There are several types of examination (see Kap. Wiss. Arbeiten) and depending on the type of examination, there are two registration periods. The registration period for projects, study course achievements, projects and portfolio is in the beginning of the semester, the registration period for written examinations later in the semester. This is done only in the QIS Portal. Note: Students can only take part in the examinations when registered.

      In the Lernraum, the departments also publish the module descriptions for each study program, the contacts in the department (examination board, dean, etc.) and for the laboratories and examination rules. News are sent via the departmental newsletter.

      With enrolment at TH Lübeck, students are automatically signed into the departmental Lernraum course site.

      Departmental Websites:

    Section 30
    • Lernraum and course enrolment

      Lernraum is the online learning environment for TH Lübeck. Based on the Moodle software, it is the main information and communication medium for students. Access is only available for enrolled students. The key elements of the Lernraum are single course sites. For every module taught at TH Lübeck, there is a course site created in the Lernraum. On this course site, students can download the used presentation slides, upload their tasks, work together in groups on tasks and join discussion. The teacher posts deadlines and tasks in the course site and can send notification to all enrolled students.

      In addition to the course sites for academic modules, there are also course sites created for organizational purposes. In general, there is no enrolment key required to enrol for these course sites. As mentioned in the chapter before, these organizational course sites could be departmental information (providing teaching and examination schedule), language center, IT services and student administration. Course sites are structured into different folders. Each department has a folder which contains folder for each study program. These study program specific folders contain the course sites for the single modules in this respective study program.

      How to enroll in a course site

      • To access the course sites, you have to enrol first. An overview of all course sites you are enrolled can be found on your personal dashboard.
      • The enrolment can be done automatically or individually by the student. Automatic enrolment is done for organizational courses (e.g. departmental course sites, “TH Lübeck”, IT Services). This way students do not miss important information from these university units.
      • The key to enrol for academic course sites is provided by the teacher during the first lecture or sent to the students by E-Mail from the department. To find the course, you search the course title in the search field in the Learnraum, enter the enrolement key and gain access to the main site of this course.
    Section 31
    • QIS Portal

      The HIS online portal (QIS) offers you the possibility to view and, if necessary, change all personal and study-related information.

      QIS portal gives one access to:

      • General Administration:
        • Activation of THL-IT Account
        • Change of contact information
        • Editing of password
      • Administration of Study:
        • View charges account i.e semester fee paid for current semester and its breakdown; semester fee for the coming semester and its beakdown as well as bank details for semester fee payment.
        • Study reports for present and past semesters. These certificates of study can be downloaded in pdf format
      • Administration of Examinations:
        • Exam Registration/Deregistration
        • List of registered Exams: You can view a list of all exams registered for which can be downloaded as pdf for records.
        • List of deregistered Exams: You can view a list of all cancelled exams which can be downloaded as pdf for records.
        • Transcript of Records: here you can view your study “history” or progress; view your grades, credit points and download your transcript of records.
      • You can reach the HIS online portal (QIS) at https://qis.th-luebeck.de
      • Here you log in with the user data of your THL-IT account (matriculation number+password).
      • Upon successful login, your personal details will appear on the top men bar and administration menu o the left of the screen.
      • Choose the relevant menu as deemed fit : i.e
        • General administration
        • Administration of study
        • Administration of exams
        • Edit Password
        • Logout

      Examinations registration and de-registration is done on the QIS portal. Choose the exam you wish to register for / or cancel your registration from the list below by clicking onto it. Make sure to select the exam from the correct account. If you are not sure about the correct selection, ask in your department.


      • Log into your QIS Account with your username and password
      • Select Administration of study. This opens four options namely
      • Exam Registration/De-registration
      • List of registered Exams
      • List of de-registered Exams
      • Transcript of Records

      Registration for exams

      • Under Administration of Exams, select Exam Registration/De-registration as need be and follow the on-screen instructions.
      • From the list of your available courses, select the exams for which you want to register/de-register
      • Click the green button “registration of exam” to register or the red button”cancel registration of exam” to de-register.
      • You will receive an email confirmation of successful registration/de-registration.
      • If QIS services are displayed incorrectly, please contact the secretariat of the department.
      • If you have technical problems, please contact the campus management team: E-mail: cmt@th-luebeck.de
    Section 32
    • Academic writing

      Ist ein kostenloses Angebot für internationale Studierende möglich? Alternativ wäre eine kurze Zusammenfassung von Frau Brunn hier wünschenswert.
    Section 33
    • University language

      Hier ein Text schreiben und ein Link zum Loop - oder soll ich die Tabelle nachbauen?
    Section 34
    Section 35
    • IT Student Service Centre

      Das Studierenden Service Centrum (SSC) besteht aus:

      • International Office (IO)
      • Career Development (CD)
      • Sprachenzentrum
      • Zulassungsstelle


      Das CD bietet kostenfreie Services für Studierende aller Fachbereiche und Semester der Technischen Hochschule Lübeck sowie für ihre Absolvent*innen bis zwei Jahre nach Abschluss des Studiums. Die Angebote des CD:

      • Einzelberatungen zu Studien-, Berufs- und Karrierefragen
      • Hilfe bei der Suche nach Praktika, Vorpraktika, Jobs, Nebenjobs, Stipendien
      • Bewerbungsmappenchecks
      • Workshops zur Entwicklung von Schlüsselkompetenzen, Bewerbungstrainings sowie Workshops zur Lebens- und Karriereplanung
      • Kleine Bibliothek rund um Stellensuche, Berufsfelder und Arbeitsmöglichkeiten
      • Datenbank zur Suche nach Unternehmen

      Fremdsprachenkompetenz ist eine Schlüsselqualifikation für alle Studierenden, die ihre beruflichen Chancen im In- und Ausland sichern möchten. Das Sprachenzentrum versorgt internationale Studierende mit Deutschkursen auf allen Niveaustufen. Die Teilnahme an den Kursen des Sprachenzentrums ist kostenlos. Je nach Studienordnung und individuellem Studienverlauf sind für diese Kurse Leistungspunkte anrechenbar.Folgende Sprachkurse werden angeboten:

      • Englisch
      • Deutsch
      • Chinesisch
      • Französisch
      • Russisch
      • Schwedisch
      • Spanisch

      Anmeldung über den Lernraum. Schnell sein! Gleich nach Erhalt der Mail, dass die Kurse online sind anmelden, sonst sind sie voll.

      Quizfragen: Was bietet das Career Development an? Bewerbungsmappenchecks, Workshops, Unterstützung bei der Praktikums- und Jobsuche, Mittagessen ; Medium: Screencast
    Section 36
    • Library

      Kurze Zusammenfassung auf Englisch.
    Section 37
    • Student initiatives

      The General Student Committee (AStA) is the governing organ and external representative of the student body. The student body includes all students enrolled at the university. A central governing board is responsible for representing the interests of the student body. The board is open to all students of the university and is elected annually. This body is called the Student Parliament (StuPa. The representatives of the departments represent the interests of the students of the individual departments of TH Lübeck.

      Every year the Seagulls team develops and builds a racing car based on the rules of Formula Student. This vehicle is presented at at least one international event during summer.

      Students at Work is a student business consultancy in Lübeck. Student business consultancies are student associations that made it their goal to offer students a platform where they can gain practical experience in challenging business consulting projects while studying.

      Everyone who likes singing is invited to drop by and join in TH Choir. There are no admission criteria, such as an audition or something similar.

      Medium: Screencast: Slideshow und Stimme aus dem Off liest Text oben vor.
    Section 38
    • Gründercube & FabLab

      At the heart of the University Campus stands the GründerCube, a central coordination and counselling center for all start-up related questions, which is financed by the Gemeinnützige Sparkassenstiftung zu Lübeck and the Possehl Foundation.

      This is where the Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Business De-velopment of the Universität zu Lübeck and TH Lübeck are located.It offers various events on the topics of business start-up and management. These serve to teach you entrepreneurial thinking and qualify you for self-employment. The GründerCube is your direct point of contact for all questions concerning business start-ups and self-employment:

      • Initial consultation for start-up projects - Coaching and support of start-up teams, especially in the preparation of a business plan
      • Support through our network
      • Consulting and support (application) in the area of EXIST Research Transfer and Business Start-up Grant, VIP+, GOBIO and Business Start-up Grant Schleswig-Holstei
      • Development of further financing possibilities

      Further information, links to events and contact persons can be found here

      FabLab Lübeck

      There are always phases of design drafts on the way from the idea to the product. The FabLab (Fabrication Laboratory) presents an open high-tech workshop with the aim of supporting science and industry in teaching, research and knowledge trans-fer by providing prototyping tools. The current laboratory equipment offers plenty of room for creativity and ideas that can be implemented in functional models and pro-totypes. Further information about the FabLab

      Medium: Screencast: Slidwshow und Stimme aus dem Off liest Text oben vor.