International applicants  


Living expenses

Monthly living costs

You will need about 650 EUR a month for your living expenses in Leipzig. Of course, this figure is only an estimate and depends on how much you spend.

Please remember that you must provide proof of secured funding for your living expenses when you apply for a visa in your home country.

Here are some examples of monthly expenses in Leipzig:

  • Rent for apartment/room: around 150.00 EUR - 250.00 EUR
  • Health insurance: around 80.00 EUR
  • Study materials: around 50.00 EUR
  • Food, clothing, miscellaneous requirements: around 250.00 EUR

In addition to monthly costs, you will have to pay deposits for your accommodation, UniCard etc. at the beginning of your stay. So plan on about 600 EUR to start you off in Leipzig. Please also note that you will have to pay the semester fee and, if applicable, the semester ticket at the beginning of each semester.

Tuition fees

At the moment no tuition fees are charged for a first degree course at Leipzig University. Every semester you have to pay a student fee for the Studentenwerk Leipzig (Leipzig Student Services), the student body and the semester ticket.


Unfortunately there are no scholarships available in Germany for first-year students or for the basic degree courses. Please find out about possible funding in your home country. When planning your course of study, you should note that even in more advanced years and on post-graduate courses, the possibilities of obtaining a scholarship are limited.

last update: 27.08.2018 

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