International applicants  


Language proficiency required for entering the Studienkolleg

Applicants who have to attend the Studienkolleg (Saxony Preparatory Courses) before taking up a study programme taught in German at the Universität Leipzig are required to provide proof of having received at least 500 hours of tuition in German. The certificate must be included in the application.

The following language certificates can serve as a proof:

  • “Zertifikat Deutsch” (ZD)
  • “Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache” (ZDaF)
  • “Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache“ (Level 3/ TDN3)
  • “Europäisches Sprachenzertifikat”
  • “Goethe-Zertifikat B1”
  • “Sprachintensivkurs für Anfänger (Levels A1 to B1)“ provided by interDaF e. V. at the Universität Leipzig’s Herder-Institut

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last update: 22.05.2018