Apart from your enrolment, the first week of your studies is set aside for important introductory events as part of the Welcome Week for international students. In addition to organising your studies, you will also need to open a bank account and register at the Resident Services Office. We will be happy to support and advise you every step of the way.

After Applying

If your application was successful, please go to the AlmaWeb portal to accept your study place. Once you have paid the semester fee and enrolled in person, you are officially a student of our university.

Have you been offered a spot at Leipzig University? Please accept it by email:

  • Log in to the AlmaWeb application portal and open your letter of admission by going to “Account” and then clicking on “Documents”.
  • Accept your spot by sending the declaration of acceptance (last page of the letter of admission) to the email address provided.

Registration in the IDM system

After your declaration of acceptance has been processed, you will receive an email containing login details for our IDM system.

  • Register as explained in the email and change your password.
  • Register for our IT services.
  • Upload a passport photo for your UniCard.


The semester fee for students staying for an additional semester for the winter semester 2024/25 totals €269.90.

This fee consists of four parts:

  • Student body contribution: €11.50
  • Studentenwerk Leipzig: €80
  • “Deutschland-Semesterticket” (public transport pass equivalent to the Deutschlandticket, accepted nationwide): €176.40
    Find information on the "Deutschland-Semesterticket" on Studentwerk Leipzig's website.
  • Mobility fond: €2

Please note: Newly enrolled students pay €279.90, as there is a one-off fee of €10 for the UniCard..

Please do not transfer the semester fee before receiving your confirmation of receipt!


After your arrival in Germany, you will need to enrol officially as a student at the university. In order to complete the enrolment, please make an appointment through our online booking system.


  • 30  September 2024,  9 am to 12 noon and 1 to 5 pm
  • 1 October 2024, 9 am to 12 noon and 1 to 5 pm
  • 2 October 2024, 9 am to 12 noon and 1 to 5 pm
  • 3 October 2024, No enrolment due to public holiday
  • 4 October 2024, 9 am to 12 noon
  • 7 October 2024, 9 am to 12 noon

You can find us at: Neues Seminargebäude, Universitätsstraße 1, 3rd floor.

In order to complete the enrolment, please bring the following documents:

  • Confirmation of admission (Zulassungsbescheid)
  • Identity card (for citizens of EU countries)
  • Passport with respective visa or residency permit (for citizens of non-EU countries)
  • If applicable, certificate of exmatriculation from German university
  • If applicable, confirmation of passing of all examinations (for Master programmes)

Getting Started

You will find an overview of key information on getting started at Leipzig University in our presentation.

Module Registration

You must register for all modules and courses that you would like to take on your degree programme. Please note the information about registering for modules.

In-Person Courses

This semester, most courses are set to take place in person. Please refer to the course catalogue to find out more about the courses in your degree programme. In some exceptional cases, courses will be offered in digital of hybrid form – your faculty will be able to inform you if this is the case for any of your courses.

Whatever the type of degree you are pursuing at Leipzig – bachelor’s, master’s, State Examination or Diplom – our websites have general as well as specific information.

We have prepared a presentation for new international students with important information about your first steps.

Leipzig University for international students (degree seeking)/1.This is next after you have applied

What happens after you have applied

Once You’re in Leipzig

After arriving in Leipzig, you will need to take care of a few formalities.

If you are moving to Leipzig for your studies, please remember to officially register with certain authorities.

A special service hotline can answer general questions about official registrations. Simply dial 115, the direct line to Germany’s public administration.

Registration at the Resident Services Office

International students are obliged to register their presence in Leipzig with the city administration immediately after their arrival. During your enrolment, we will arrange an appointment for you at the Resident Service Office. Please do not book separate appointments.

You will need the following documents when registering:

Registration at the Foreigners’ Authority

If you do not come from an EU or EEA country, you will need a residence permit immediately after enrolment. You can get the necessary forms from the Foreigners’ Authority. Upload the documents only via the online application of the Foreigners' Registration Office. Additionally, please check all the necessary information on the following website.

The following documents are required:

  • enrolment certificate
  • passport copy
  • two biometric passport photos
  • rental agreement and landlord’s certificate (Wohungsgeberbestätigung)
  • proof of health insurance
  • fees (currently €110.00 for non-EU citizens when first issued)
  • financial declaration (scholarship confirmation, proof of a blocked account, or similar)

You can find further information in our residence title guide

We recommend that you open a bank account with a bank in Germany. You will need the following documents to open an account:

  • registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) from the Resident Services Office
  • identity card or passport with residence permit
  • enrolment certificate from our university

Students do not usually have to pay for a bank account.

Have you applied for and been offered a place in one of the Studentenwerk Leipzig’s halls of residence? Then it is important that you now register for this spot. You will receive complete information about your arrival and your rental contract with your room offer. If you have any more questions about living arrangements for students, please check out our website, send as an email, or give us a call (+49 341 96 59 880, Mo-Fr 9am–11am).

Leipzig University for international students / 3. First steps after your arrival

What do I do after arriving in Leipzig?

The International Centre works with the Studienkolleg Sachsen, which offers our university’s international students German language courses alongside their studies.

Our Service for New Students

In addition to the information listed here, we offer various forms of individual consultation. Take advantage of our services during Welcome Week and in your faculty or make use of our online service.

The information about each of our courses of study tells you which faculty is responsible for you. Your faculty will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about organising your studies – and will also offer you a very warm welcome!

Course catalogue

You’ll find all of the courses and modules being offered this semester in the course catalogue. In addition, the course catalogue will let you know if your courses will take place online, in person, or in a hybrid format.

Modules and courses

Each semester, you have to register for all of the modules and courses you plan to take for your studies. For more information, please consult our website on module registration.

If you would like to discuss your personal situation during an advising session, please book an appointment through the online booking service of the International Center.

Telephone consultation hours


enlarge the image: Studierende der Universität Leipzig stehen in der Albertina und schauen gemeinsam auf ein Tablet. Sie testen den Online-Service der Universität Leipzig.
From guided tours to buddies and online consultations – take advantage of our services! Photo: Christian Hüller

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