Terms and conditions


The following documents contain the terms and conditions for students. In registering to become a student of Lancaster University Leipzig, you are accepting these terms and conditions and they will form part of your contract.

Important terms to note:

  • Every student of Lancaster University Leipzig becomes liable for the full sessional tuition fee upon registration.
  • Tuition fees are not normally refunded to or in respect of a student who is excluded during the session.
  • Lancaster University Leipzig reserves the right not to grant a degree, diploma or certificate where academic fees are still owing to the university. Primarily this constitutes tuition fees, but the University reserves the right to deem other unpaid academic related fees as academic debt.

A short key terms document is available and all students and applicants are encouraged to read this.

Fees and Fee Setting (including refunds)

- Undergraduate

- Undergraduate Withdrawal and Tuition Fee Policy

- Refund and Reimbursement Policy


The Admissions Policy summarises Lancaster University Leipzig’s policy on undergraduate admissions to full-time programmes, including routes for feedback and complaints. Further information is available in the Admissions Policy itself.

Student Discipline Regulations

All students are required to act within the Student Discipline Regulations of the University which are subject to German laws but take precedence over any other University code of practice, charter or rules.

The Manual of Academic Regulations and Procedures


The academic quality management framework described in this Manual and the regulations and procedures contained, or referenced, in it apply to all categories of students, all academic programmes, and all types of award except where special regulations have been approved through the appropriate channels for specific types of provision, programmes, awards or for specific groups of students.

Guidance on Revisions to Academic Programmes and Modules


Guidance on the definitions and processes associated with minor and major revisions to programmes and modules.

Student Protection Plan

The University undertakes forward planning and, ordinarily, where a decision is taken to cease providing a course or module, or to withdraw from provision at a particular location, registered students currently on course will be taught to the conclusion of their studies and/or consulted on the change. However, the Office for Students requires the University to publish an approved Student Protection Plan to ‘preserve the continuation and quality of study for all of the provider’s students whenever a risk to the continued study of students crystallises’.  You can find Lancaster’s current approved plan by following this link:  https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/study/undergraduate/LancasterUniversityStudentProtectionPlan.pdf  

Students registering at the Lancaster University Leipzig Campus will be subject to the protection of Lancaster University Student Protection Plan with the same protection afforded to students at other overseas campuses.  The Student Protection Plan will be updated to include the Leipzig campus shortly.

Data Processing by Third Parties 

Lancaster University Leipzig uses third-party organisations to provide some of its information system, counselling, support, accommodation and transport services for students. In some cases, this may involve sharing the minimum required personal data with these third parties to enable their provision of service to students.

Full details of the way in which the University uses your data are available in our Student Privacy Policy: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/privacy/student-privacy/

Other contracts

Lancaster University Leipzig is awaiting approval for inclusion in the Studentenwerk scheme.  Once approval is granted by the organization, students of Lancaster University Leipzig will have access to the services offered by the Studentenwerk organization.  All students at the Leipzig campus will be required to pay an additional fee for Studentenwerk.  The amount will be confirmed once we receive approval for inclusion.

You may choose to enter into other contracts with the University. Examples of such contracts will be added to this document if and when they arise.

Student Complaints

Registered students can access the complaints procedure which is outlined at lancaster.ac.uk/complaints-procedure

Your consumer rights

Further guidance on your consumer rights as a student are available here.


These terms and conditions may be adjusted to comply with legal and regulatory frameworks and in relation to Lancaster University’s academic policies and procedures.