Lüneburg

Study PhD's in Lüneburg, Germany

Lüneburg at a glance

Lüneburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Built on a sand mine, and untouched during the World War II, Lüneburg managed to keep a medieval charm that fascinates any visitor. The motto of Lüneburg is Mons, Pons, Fons ("Hill, bridge, spring"), representing its historic landmarks, Kalkberg refuge castle on the highest hill, and a village (once the largest settlement) placed on one side of the bridge over the river Ilmenau. Today, Lüneburg is a young university town, welcoming a number of tourists and foreign students each year. The local university includes distinguished and award winning teaching style, in terms of innovation and engaging students to become independent learners and enlarge their intellectual horizons. Study abroad in Lüneburg, choose from a variety of Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees, embrace an authentic German culture and enjoy plenty of leisure activities.

Studying

Studying in Lüneburg

Lüneburg is home to one leading university that provides many Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes and also professional studies and teacher training courses.

Within the local university, you can specialise in business, psychology, economics, law, social sciences, humanities, and more, and can even combine a Master programme with a PhD. The university received an award for innovation in science instruction, and undergraduate degrees cover a unique interdisciplinary study model. Students have the opportunity to partake research projects and can benefit from extensive academic and student services.

Career

Career opportunities in Lüneburg

Lüneburg has a well-developed economy, with beer manufacturing, car manufacturing, information and technology, health care services, and tourism as the most thriving local industries.

Top companies in Lüneburg include HVB Group, Werum IT Solutions, Pickenpack Europe, Europcar, Securepoint, Magnesia, Sieb & Meyer, GTR International.

International students can find plenty of opportunities in terms of internships in local companies so they can achieve practical experience.

Life

Lüneburg city life

Lüneburg is quite a lovely and vibrant city that also keeps the atmosphere of a small and friendly town. In Lüneburg, you can visit many cultural attractions, but you will find plenty of nice places and venues to relax as well.

Main sites worth visiting in Lüneburg are:

  • The historic town
  • German Salt Museum
  • Water Tower (Wasserturm)
  • North Germany Brewery Museum
  • Glockenhaus ("Bell House")
  • The Luna Fountain (Lunabrunnen)
  • St. John's Church

Have a walk and relax in Kurpark or go see a play, musical or ballet show at The Lüneburg Theatre.

Check out the Stint area and you’ll find many pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes, but you can also see the Ilmenau river, and the old crane.

Attend some of the local festivals like the Town festival, held in June or Heath Flower Festival (Heideblütenfest) in August and watch matches of the local football, ice hockey and basketball teams.

From Lüneburg, you can easily travel to Hamburg by train or by car and it is just a 30 minutes ride.

International atmosphere in Lüneburg

Apart from the significant number of international students, Lüneburg is home to several foreign minorities such as Turkish, Polish, Russian, Italians, Serbians and other. In recent years, many tourists come to visit Lüneburg, so overall, the city covers quire a multicultural atmosphere.

Weather Lüneburg

In Lüneburg, you would experience pretty cold winters and summers are slightly warm. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 0°C (32° F) during the day. July and August are the warmest months, with temperatures of around 17°C (62 °F). During spring and summer, rainfalls are quite common and you can expect moderate snowfalls in the winter.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Lüneburg

The main housing options you will find available in Lüneburg are:

1. University residence halls – rates are around 400 EUR/month.

2. Rent a one room apartment – prices are usually between 450 and 600 EUR/month.

3. Home stay – prices start from around 350 EUR/month.

Living costs in Lüneburg

Students will need an average budget of 800-900 EUR/month to cover all their expenses that include food bills, public transportation, learning materials and social activities. Local supermarkets have pretty affordable prices, so you would need around 250 EUR/month.

For learning materials, you would spend around 30 EUR/month, and as a student, you can benefit from a yearly public transportation pass that costs 56 EUR. Cycling is pretty common in Lüneburg so you can rent or buy a bike to easily get around the city.

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