Incoming exchange students  

Incoming
exchange students

Semester contribution & re-enrolment

Semester contribution for the winter semester 2017/18: 206 EUR (216 EUR for new students)

Under current legal regulations, every student must pay contributions to the student body (currently 8,50 EUR), the mobility fund (currently 1,50 EUR), the Studentenwerk Leipzig (Leipzig Student Services) (currently 75 EUR) and for the MDV ticket for public transportation (currently 121 EUR) every semester. The semester fee currently totals 206 EUR for regular students and 216 EUR for new students. Students who have withdrawn from the student body do not pay the contribution to the student body. The higher amount newly enrolled students pay is due to a one-off deposit of 10 EUR for the machine-readable student card (UniCard).

Payment

Newly enrolled students: You will be asked electronically to pay the semester fee once you have been admitted. Please do not pay beforehand.

Erasmus+/exchange students: After having been nominated by your home institution to Leipzig University, you are asked to pay the semester fee. Details about how to pay will be provided in your personal student account at the AlmaWeb study portal. For accessing the portal, please activate your personal password as explained in the email by IDM Leipzig. The email will be sent to you after your nomination. Please do not pay beforehand.

If you are staying for two semesters, please make sure to not forget to pay the second semester's fee as well. However, the contribution will not be due until the middle of the first semester. For more details please read the information given below (re-enrolment).

Current students: see re-enrolment

Re-enrolment

While studying at Leipzig University, each semester you are required to re-enrol for the following semester. Otherwise you may be removed from the university register, i.e. not allowed to continue studying.

To re-enrol for the following semester, you must pay the semester fee. You have the option of paying your semester fee with a SEPA direct debiting service through the AlmaWeb portal. Upon selecting "Studies" and "Re-registration" you will be shown your current balance. You can then place an order for a one-off direct debit for this amount by entering your IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and BIC (Business Identifier Code).This generates a singular SEPA-mandate and its reference number which will be listed in the AlmaWeb portal. To finalize the payment, you will be aksed to confirm the action by entering an iTAN.

Please note that you must be the holder of the account or entitled to sign for the stated account. Third persons such as parents are currently not allowed to settle the semester fee for you through their own bank accounts.

If you cannot use the above mentioned payment method, please pay the semester fee to

Sparkasse Leipzig
IBAN: DE 91860555921100156760
BIC: WELADE8LXXX.

Always enter your Matrikelnummer (enrolment number), your full name, and the semester (WS for winter semester/SS for summer semester) into the section Verwendungszweck (purpose of use).

Deadlines

Deadlines for re-enrolment

for the winter semester

for the summer semester

01.06. – 31.07. / extension till 15.08.

01.12. – 31.01. /  extenstion till 15.02.

Do Erasmus+/exchange students have to pay the semester fee?

Yes.

At Leipzig University, exchange students are exempt from tuition fees. However, they have the obligation to pay a sum of money called 'semester fee'. It is due each semester and all students in Leipzig pay it. The contribution is NOT a tuition fee, since it is not intented for the University.

Part of the fee goes to Studentenwerk Leipzig paying towards a number of services provided for all students. This includes affordable meals in the dining halls, student dormitories, job placement services, and much more.

In addition, the semester fee covers a 6-months ticket for public transportation in the Leipzig region. It is called semester ticket (MDV-Vollticket).  

The third part of the semester fee goes to the Student Council. These elected student 'delegates' represent the interests of all the Leipzig University students to the rectorate, and they champion causes such as equality at the university for all, including international students.

It's important that exchange students pay the semester fee at the beginning of their studies in Leipzig and again at the beginning of their second semester, because if it's not paid the student will be exmatriculated. Further information about the the deadlines and the amount of the fee can be found on the webpage of the semester fee.

Withdrawal from the student body

According to the Sächsische Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz (§ 24, p.p. 3, sentence 1), students may withdraw from the student body. If you wish to do so, please hand in the following form to the International Centre before paying the semester fee:

Application for withdrawing from the student body

In case you have specific questions concerning the withdrawal feel free to contact Martina Otto during her regular office hours.


last update: 16.10.2017 

Contact

International Centre
Christiane Schmidt
(Erasmus+)
Contact | Office hours

Jane Moros
(bilateral agreements, MAUI, AEN)
Contact | Office hours

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