Are you considering changing your degree programme? You should start by finding out about the new course of study you are interested in, including any deadlines and admission requirements, or alternatively contacting us for individual advice.

Refocusing Your Studies

If you are already enrolled at Leipzig but concerned that your course might not be the right one for you, you may want to consider changing degree programmes or individual subjects. Please use the online application system on the AlmaWeb portal. If you are transferring to another degree programme at our university, please take note of the normal application periods and deadlines for degree programmes with or without admission restrictions.

Changing degree programmes and taking a leave of absence in the same semester are mutually exclusive. It is not possible to apply for both at the same time.

Eine junge Studierende verlässt das Studenten Service Zentrum der Universität Leizig in der Goethestraße
Student Service Centre on Goethestraße. Photo: Christian Hüller
  • If your preferred degree programme is subject to admission restrictions, please apply online via the AlmaWeb portal. After the admission procedure, you will receive a letter of admission or rejection in your AlmaWeb documents.
  • If you have been offered a place, please send the signed declaration of acceptance together with the necessary documents to the Student Office by the deadline. This declaration of acceptance and details of the required documents will be enclosed with your letter of admission.
  • Your change of study programme will not be completed until you have paid the semester fee and submitted all the necessary documents.

We will not send you a separate request for payment. It is therefore up to you to remember to pay the semester fee promptly.

  • If your preferred degree programme is not subject to admission restrictions, please apply online via the AlmaWeb portal.

  • Once you have submitted the online application, an application for enrolment will be generated. You will find this with your other documents in AlmaWeb.

  • Sign the application and send it to the Student Office together with the necessary documents by the deadline. The application form will list the required documents.

  • Your change of study programme will not be completed until you have paid the semester fee and submitted all the necessary documents.

We will not send you a separate request for payment. It is therefore up to you to remember to pay the semester fee promptly.

It may be possible to have credits from your previous studies recognised for your new degree programme. In this case, you can apply to start from a higher semester of study.

  • You will need to have previously gained credits checked by the competent examination board. The examination board will decide which of the credits from your previous studies can be accepted and will issue you with a credits form.
  • Please apply for the corresponding semester of study online through the AlmaWeb portal, paying attention to the information on transferring to a restricted or unrestricted programme. Please also note the special notes on applying for a higher semester of study.

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