By enrolling, you register with the University and become one of our students. If you are unable to start studying after you have enrolled, it is possible to waive your place.

Documents for Enrolment

To enrol at Leipzig University, please submit the necessary documents to the Student Office.

After submitting your online application, please click on “Print” in order to generate your application for enrolment under “Documents” in your user account. Print and sign the application form, and then hand it in to the Student Office along with the other required documents before the deadline.

If your application for admission was successful, your letter of admission and your declaration of acceptance will be uploaded to your applicant account. Please print and sign the declaration of acceptance, and then hand it in to the Student Office along with the other documents named in the letter of admission before the deadline.

  • For degree programmes with admission restrictions, please keep in mind the deadline for accepting your place as indicated in the letter of admission. This deadline depends on both the degree programme and when exactly the letter of admission was issued.
  • You do not have to hand in the documents for enrolment in person at the Student Service Centre. Simply post us the signed documents before the deadline; you will find the address in the enrolment documents.
  • If you are not able to sign your enrolment documents yourself, you can authorise someone you trust to sign the documents and submit them on your behalf. All you need to do is write a note granting the person power of attorney. Please ensure that this original authorisation is included with the documents submitted.

Once we have checked your enrolment documents, your applicant account in AlmaWeb will be converted into a student account. From this point on, your AlmaWeb student account is one of the most important ways for Leipzig University to contact you. All of the information and documents available to you will be uploaded to your account. We will not send you anything by post.

To be able to make full use of your account, please follow the steps below:

  • When your applicant account has been converted into a student account, you will receive an email from the University’s identification management system (IdM). This email will contain your new login details for your AlmaWeb account and your new university email address. It is important that you follow all the steps described in the email in order to access your AlmaWeb account with your new login.
  • The email sent by the IdM system will ask you to upload a passport picture for your UniCard. We advise you to use this option, as it will make issuing your UniCard faster. If you cannot upload a photo for technical reasons, please use our form and send us a photo by post.
  • When we have checked and processed your documents, a confirmation notice and a provisional enrolment certificate will be generated in your student account.
    • To view the documents, log in to AlmaWeb using your new login details. Click on “Studies” and then select “Documents” from the menu on the left. You will see your provisional enrolment certificate (German name: Vorläufige Immatrikulationsbescheinigung). Please scroll to the right and click on the download link to open or save the PDF file.
    • This document contains your enrolment number, information on which documents you still need to submit in order to complete your enrolment (if applicable), and a request to pay the semester fee.
  • Please pay the semester fee and submit any missing documents. Your enrolment will only be final once we have received all the necessary documents and your semester fee has been paid in full. Then you will receive the final enrolment certificate through your AlmaWeb account. We will send an email to your university email address whenever new documents have been added to your account. Please make sure that you check your emails regularly.
  • Once your enrolment is officially complete, your UniCard can be issued. We will send an email to your university email address containing information on when and where to pick up your UniCard and a collection slip. 
Studierende auf dem Campus Augustusplatz
Students on the main campus at Augustusplatz. Photo: Swen Reichhold

Waiving Your Place

If you recently enrolled and now no longer wish to or are unable to commence your studies, you have the option of waiving your place before the semester begins.

Please use the waiver form provided in the download area of this page. Please enclose a stamped addressed A5 envelope with the form so that we can send you a confirmation and return your enrolment documents.

You can only waive your place if you are a newly enrolled student for the semester in question. Waivers must be submitted by the start of lectures at the very latest. After lectures have started, you can only be exmatriculated.

If you waive your place, you can request that the Studentenwerk Leipzig refund your semester fee (if you have paid it already). Please refer to the Studentenwerk Leipzig’s website for more information.

The semester fee can usually only be refunded if the waiver was filed before the start of the semester.

If you are admitted but unable to commence your studies due to a recognised period of service, you have the right to preferential admission for the degree programme in question. This means that you can claim your approved place on that degree programme later on.

To retain this right to preferential admission, you will need to re-apply within two application periods of completing your period of service. When you apply online, please indicate that you are requesting preferential admission. Send the special application request (Sonderantrag) before the deadline to the Student Office along with normal copies of your service certificate and letter of admission.

Please note that working as an au pair or travelling abroad does not justify preferential admission.

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