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2 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG “I am so glad that I can be a student of a highly ranked university. Everyone on campus is so friendly and helpful - I never feel lonely! Leipzig city has plenty of parks, museums and gardens, what I loved to discover after the lectures. The campus is located in the city centre, and nearby there is a park where you can hang out with your classmates.” ZhenOu PEI BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance Hungary/China
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 3 Combine the best of two worlds: Study in Germany for a UK degree — Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch Your Lancaster University degree is campus of Lancaster University in the UK, internationally recognised and highly and the courses it provides are the same valued by institutions and employers. as those in the UK. Lancaster University’s operation in Leipzig Upon successful completion of one of the has been approved by the Saxon State undergraduate programmes, students Ministry for Higher Education, Research and who study in Leipzig receive their degrees the Arts. The campus is located in the heart from Lancaster University. It does not of the city of Leipzig and welcomes both matter where a student studied – either German, EU and international students. at the Leipzig campus or at the main Bailrigg campus in the UK – students are awarded the same degree certificate issued by Lancaster University in the UK, Speak to which will enable students to apply to our Student any postgraduate programme either in Germany, the UK or in any other country Ambassadors in the world.
4 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Lancaster Future transfer options to UK 5 campuses across the globe 60 countries partnering on research The University 7 th 122 in Europe for quality of teaching†† nd in the world** *The Times, The Guardian and The Complete University Guide 2021 ** Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 † The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 †† Times Higher Education (THE) European Teaching Rankings 2019
6 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG 40,000 Leip students in Leipzig 4 airports within a 2-hour radius The 1 Leipzig has a population of 605,000 Bundesliga football team
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 7 120 hectares of woodland and parks, golf courses, rivers and canals pzig City 70 minutes to 50 museums and galleries in Leipzig Berlin by train 1,200+ restaurants and cafés
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 9 A UK degree with a difference — Studying at Lancaster University Leipzig will accelerate your future beside bringing many advantages. You will study at a top-ranked UK university, which is located in the European Union, offering reduced tuition fees and generous scholarship schemes. Did you know that Germany offers a Upon successful graduation, you will be special immigration route for international awarded a Lancaster University degree students? You will be eligible to apply for certificate and forever be part of Lancaster an initial 18 months stay-back option upon University’s global community. graduation. After taking up employment for only two years, you’ll also be able to apply for the Settlement Permit (e.g. Permanent Residency) – this route is exclusively Why Lancaster University Leipzig? available for international students. 1. A top-ranked UK university in mainland Europe. Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Ranked 11th by the Times and 2. A thriving German economy providing Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 post-study opportunities. and 13th by the Guardian University Guide 2022. However, it is more than just rankings 3. Affordable living costs in an exciting - the support and experience you gain while and student-friendly city. studying is of equal importance. 4. Study in English whilst receiving German With campuses in the UK, Ghana and language support. Germany, as well as degree-awarding 5. Explore Europe via road, rail and air. partnerships in Malaysia and China, Lancaster University is a truly international University.
10 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Study in the ‘mini-Berlin’ — Leipzig is often described as a smaller version of the German capital, due to the arts, culture, creativity and diversity of the population. The size of Leipzig ensures that students can easily walk or cycle around the city, or jump on one of the main trams that wind around every few minutes. The Leipzig Auenwalk, a huge area of parkland, stretches across the city from north to south and offers a great place to relax. A network of waterways weaves through Leipzig and leads to manmade lakes situated to the south of the city. Cospudener Lake is one of Leipzig’s most popular swimming spots. For those that love shopping, there is a large pedestrian zone with an extensive selection of shops and stores. Restaurants spill out into outdoor eating areas and create a perfect social space to relax with friends. Cuisine is varied, with something for everyone. Leipzig is especially well-suited to young people. Those who relocate find it a captivating city in which to live, work and study. Lancaster University Leipzig gives students the opportunity to make this city their new home.
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12 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Germany – a hub for industry — Fourth-largest economy Leading exporter of in the world, following machinery, vehicles and the United States, China, household equipment. and Japan. ‘Silicon Saxony’ is Europe’s largest microelectronics cluster and the fifth-largest globally – Leipzig is located within Saxony. Unemployment rate of only 5.7% Volkswagen, Allianz, Siemens, BMW and E.ON are all German brands, employing hundreds of thousands of people.
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 13 Post-study work opportunities 1 — Apply to Lancaster As a student studying in University Leipzig Germany, you can apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit upon 2 graduation. Study for your You can apply for the residence permit and degree at Lancaster take the time to look for a job that relates to University Leipzig your degree qualification. You can apply for this 18-month permit as soon as you have sat your final exam. 3 During these 18 months, you may take up any kind of employment to support yourself Graduate with your and fund your job search. If you are not chosen Lancaster successful in meeting the job search criteria 4 University degree after 18 months, then you will be asked to return to your home country. However, if you are successful you will apply for the longer-term residence permit. Upon graduation, apply for the 18-month permit 5 Start your job search in Germany
14 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Language skills – widening opportunities — There are many instances where a second or third language could increase your job opportunities and income. At Lancaster University Leipzig, we want Imagine in the future having the ability to to help develop you into a student with a state your native language, your English global reach. That’s why we are providing level, as well as conversational German conversational German classes to all of level on your CV. This will make you our students. extremely attractive to global employers. You will learn in English, and converse with Our academic team will work with you to classmates and academics in English, but ensure that you can succeed with both we want you to be able to immerse yourself academic and language modules in your in the city of Leipzig – and language is one timetable. way of doing this. There are 95 million native German speakers, making it the second-most prevalent language in Europe after English. Around the world, there are also 10 – 15 million more speakers who have German as a second language.
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 15 “When it comes to technology, there is no better place than Germany. The classes: I love the fact that they are very interactive, because the teachers are actually really inspired by their own subjects. Lancaster University Leipzig is a great option if you are looking for somewhere where you have your own privacy, as well as a sense of belonging.” Aryan Sharma BSc (Hons) Computer Science India (Mumbai)
16 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Degree facts Degree: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Duration: Three years (plus one if Foundation needed) Campus: Leipzig Language: English English Year One Accounting/ requirement Business: IELTS 6.5 (all bands 5.5) Year One Computing: IELTS 6.0 (all bands 5.5) Foundation: IELTS 5.5 (all bands 5.5) Foundation 2-semester: IELTS 5.5 (all bands 5.5) Foundation 3-semester: IELTS 4.5 (no band below 4.5)
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 17 Lancaster University degrees in Leipzig — There are two entry points onto our degree programmes: direct entry and Foundation year entry.* * The Foundation programme can be completed either in 2 or 3 semesters - depending on your English level. Accounting and Finance/Business Management Two entry points BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance Foundation Year One Year Two Year Three Business BSc (Hons) Business Management Computer Science/Software Engineering Two entry points BSc (Hons) Computer Science Foundation Computer Year One Year Two Year Three Science BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
18 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG 51st in the world for Accounting and Finance* *QS Subject Rankings, 2021
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 19 Why study business or accounting in Germany? Germany is one of the most attractive business locations in the world. The excellent infrastructure and highly qualified workforce are factors that contribute to sustainable business success. Germany attracts major inward investment, with approximately 80,000 foreign companies across the country. Source: Germany Trade and Investment BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance — If you love numbers and want a sound technical knowledge of the business world, Accounting and Finance could be your ideal degree. You will study INTAKES using real-world data from actual companies, and October 2023 discover more about economic issues such as Foundation and Year One inflation, cost and pricing. January 2024 Accounting and Finance offers some of the most Foundation only stimulating and highly paid career opportunities in business, so it is no surprise that degrees in this area FEES (per year) attract some of the most talented and ambitious students. Accredited by British accountancy bodies, Year One this degree provides graduates with exemptions from Foundation many core professional examinations. International Fee: €16,500 Modules may include: • Introduction to Accounting and Finance EU Fee: €9,900 • Principles of Economics • Accounting Information Systems and Auditing • Principles of Finance Go online for full module guide
20 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG BSc (Hons) Business Management Lancaster’s multi-disciplinary business management INTAKES degrees offer you the chance to explore different aspects of business and management. This degree October 2023 will give you a broad and practical understanding of Foundation and Year One how businesses and managers operate. January 2024 Foundation only You will be introduced to the concepts and theories of contemporary management and develop the skills and awareness needed to be an effective manager. FEES (per year) Modules may include: Year One • Business Analytics • Operations Management Foundation • Entrepreneurship • Employability and Careers • Marketing • Financial Accounting International Fee: €16,500 • Management • Leadership EU Fee: €9,900 BSc (Hons) Business Go online for full module guide Management with Business Analytics BSc (Hons) Business Management with The purpose of this programme Accounting and Finance is to provide graduates with a strong foundation in a range of analytics techniques that can help organisations to reach well-informed The programme will provide students with decisions. The programme helps a thorough grounding in theoretical and students become proficient in practical aspects of business management using a range of analytical tools and and accounting and finance, through techniques and to acquire problem- modules drawn from the Management solving skills. School departments. Sample modules: Sample modules: • Introduction to Business Analytics • Pinciples of Marketing • Statistical Methods for Business • Employability and careers • Microeconomic analysis • Management Accounting for business • Project Management: Negotiation decisions and Decision Support • Entrepreneurial discovery and practice
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 21 Why study computing in Germany? Germany’s ICT market is the largest in Europe, and for good reason. The country is both an innovative driver and extensive customer base for computing, communications and security solutions. ‘Made in Germany’ is a brand that stands for quality, innovation and expertise in global markets. Source: Germany Trade and Investment BSc (Hons) Computer Science — Computer science is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of applications and career paths. INTAKES This programme explores the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, October 2023 allowing you to develop well-rounded professional Foundation and Year One and technical skills. January 2024 Modules may include: Foundation only • Digital Systems • Software Development FEES (per year) • Fundamentals of Computer Science • Information Systems Year One • Advanced Programming Foundation • Computer Networks • Artificial Intelligence International Fee: €16,500 • Human-Computer Interaction EU Fee: €9,900 Go online for full module guide
22 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG BSc (Hons) Software Engineering — Software engineers are programming architects, who apply computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to the design and development INTAKES of large, complex, and critical software systems. October 2023 Foundation and Year One This programme provides you with a comprehensive grounding in computer science, while equipping you January 2024 with the specialist skills required for a profession in Foundation only software engineering and design. Modules may include: FEES (per year) • Digital Systems • Software Development Year One • Fundamentals of Computer Science Foundation • Information Systems • Advanced Programming International Fee: €16,500 • Computer Networks • Software Design EU Fee: €9,900 • Human-computer Interaction Go online for full module guide 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects The Guardian University Guide 2020
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24 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Alternative Entry – the Foundation year — The Foundation year is specifically designed to support students who require an additional year of study to meet the academic or English language requirements for our undergraduate programmes. The Foundation year will develop your academic knowledge and communication skills and prepare you for your chosen degree programme. Starting at this level does increase your study duration, however this additional time in Leipzig allows you to grow academically, build confidence, get to know the city, establish a relationship with lecturers and ultimately be ready to take on the demands of degree-level study. It’s an additional entry point that allows access to the high-quality Lancaster University degrees. There are two intakes a year, leading into each of the four degree options. Modules are designed with Lancaster University and teaching is delivered by Navitas – an established, and highly trusted, education pathway provider. Classes are held in Lancaster University Leipzig.
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 25 2-Semester Option Foundation modules: Business Management/Accounting and Finance • Academic English and Skills • Introduction to Principles of Accounting and Finance • Introduction to Economics • Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business • Introduction to Management INTAKES • Introduction to Marketing October 2023: Foundation modules: 2 or 3-semester Computer Science/Software Engineering • Academic English and Skills January 2024: 2-semester • Introduction to Computing and Programming • Application Development FEES (per year) • The Evolution of Computing and Communications • Mathematics for Computer Science 2-Semester International Fee: €16,500 3-Semester Option EU Fee: €9,900 Students with lower English language proficiency 3-Semester are invited to join the 3-semester version of our International Fee: €20,000 Foundation programme. EU Fee: €13,500 ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS 2-Semester IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.5) or equivalent TOEFL, PTE, IB 3-Semester IELTS 5.0 (no band below 4.5) or equivalent TOEFL, PTE, IB PROGRESSION DEGREES BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) Business Management BSc (Hons) Business Management with Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) Business Management with Business Analytics BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
26 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG Making Leipzig your new home — Accommodation is one of the most important decisions you will make - INDICATIVE COSTS it's vital that you feel happy and safe Shared Apartment 2 Student (2 bedroom), with kitchenette in your new home. It's not just about (16 - 34 m²) €510 a month per having a place to stay; it's about person, all inclusive being in a safe, supportive and Single Apartment, with top-quality environment that feels kitchenette (18 - 23 m²) €560 a month per single, all like home away from home. inclusive In Leipzig, there is a combination of public and Studio, with kitchenette private accommodation options. These are spread (24 - 27 m²) €645 a month per across the city and we can advise on the options studio,all inclusive available. Whether you choose public or private, there’s a room to suit you. Other options available https://www.lancasterleipzig. For students new to Leipzig, we recommend the de/accommodation very cool, colourful and welcoming BaseCamp Leipzig. BaseCamp Leipzig goes that extra mile for residents, with regular events and activities, 24-hour on-site support, well-equipped gym and a bicycle during your stay. Please note that BaseCamp is a private accommodation provider and your contract will be directly with them if you choose to proceed with a booking. However, we are here to help you along the way.
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28 | LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG The acceptance and visa process — 1 3 Fulfil all conditions on Return the fully your offer and receive completed acceptance an unconditional form to: admissions@ offer letter. lancasterleipzig.de 2 Pay your course fee deposit. Read the unconditional offer letter very carefully and refer to the terms and conditions online or attached to your offer. 7 Prepare all documentation for the visa appointment 9 and ensure you check, check and check again! You will be informed when your German study visa is ready for collection. Once you have it, please check all details are correct 8 and let us know you have received it. Attend your visa appointment on the date and time allocated. Please make sure you take all documents with you.
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LEIPZIG | 29 ! The visa processing time depends on the country you apply from. Please prepare and apply as early as possible. 4 Carefully check the 6 financial requirements Make a visa appointment associated with your visa at your nearest German application. You will need Mission. It can take time to to demonstrate sufficient secure a date so apply as funds in a secured bank early as possible. account. Please visit 5 our website for more information. Collect and check all documentation for your visa application. Please visit the German Federal Foreign Office website for the latest information. 10 Prepare yourself for travel and get ready for this exciting new time in your life at Lancaster University Leipzig! Arrive in Leipzig and join enrolment and orientation activities. Meet students from around the world and start your study journey towards a prestigious degree.
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To find out more and to submit an online application, please visit lancasterleipzig.de E: firstname.lastname@example.org Lancaster University Leipzig, Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 10 04109 Leipzig, Germany LAN20220921-1341 SEP22_WEB2
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