Please note that the German version of this page is more detailed.

 

Students from abroad can find all important information about starting their studies on the International Centre website.

Welcome to Leipzig!

Starting your studies marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. Do you have lots of questions? We want starting uni to be as easy as possible for you. This page has the most important information you’ll need. Our web app (in German) gives an overview of all the events for new students.

Blick von oben auf das Leibnizforum, Foto: Kirsten Nijhof
Welcome new students to Leipzig!

Welcome new students to Leipzig!

Student Viktoria meets the Vice-Rector for Talent Development, Professor Roger Gläser, on the Augustusplatz campus and asks him the most important questions about the start of studies in 2022. With this video we warmly welcome all new students to Leipzig University!

Studentin sitzt auf einer Bank auf dem Campus neben ihr steht ihre Tasche und sie schaut auf ihr Handy, Foto: Christian Hüller

Use our web app for new students!

You can find details of all events for new students in 2022 in our dedicated app. The German web app can be opened and used in any browser, so you don’t need to install anything through your app store.

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Important information about your studies

Whatever the degree you are studying for, you will find that we provide general and semester-specific information. All new teacher training students will also find important interdisciplinary offers here.

Der Computerpool im Neuen Augusteum (Foto: Christian Hüller)

From 26 September 2022:
Module registration

You will need to register for modules and courses in the week of 26 September 2002. Find out here which registration systems and procedures there are, which deadlines apply, and where to get support.

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Frau ruft am Laptop das Studienangebot der Uni Leipzig auf, Foto: Christian Hüller
Student schreibt Mathematikformeln auf ein Blatt, Foto: Christian Hüller
Corona-Symbolbild: Leibniz-Büste im Augusteum mit schwarzer FFP2-Maske

Central Induction Day on 4 October 2022

The Central Induction Day, which will be held from 9am until 3pm on 4 October 2022, is an opportunity for you to explore the Augustusplatz campus, visit 27 information stands, and participate in information sessions on a variety of topics for students.

Info sessions on the Central Induction Day (in German)

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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 2

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10am–10.30am

Wohnheim, BAföG und mehr – die Leistungen des Studentenwerkes Leipzig (Studentenwerk Leipzig)

Event venue
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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 1, Seminargebäude, Raum S 102, 1. OG

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10am–12pm

Beratungsangebot zum Lehramtsstudium (Zentrale Studienberatung)

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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 4

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11am–11.30am

Studium an der Universität Leipzig – Vielfältig von Anfang an (Stabsstelle für Chancengleichheit, Diversität und Familie)

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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 2

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11am–11.45am

Erfolgreich studieren – Orientierung und Hilfen im Studium (Zentrale Studienberatung, Projekt Plan A)

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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 4

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11.45am–12.15pm

Barrierefreies Studium an der Universität Leipzig – Das kleine 1 x 1 des Nachteilsausgleichs (Beauftragte für Studierende mit Behinderung und chronischen Erkrankungen)

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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 2

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1pm–1.45pm

Wie finanziere ich mein Studium? (ArbeiterKind.de)

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Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 9

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1.15pm–2.45pm

Stark im Studium: Tipps zum Einstieg (Psychosoziale Beratung des Student*innenRates)

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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 3

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2pm–3pm

Auslandsaufenthalte während des Studiums (Stabsstelle Internationales)

Event venue
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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 1, Seminargebäude, Raum S 102, 1. OG

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2pm–4pm

Beratungsangebot zum Lehramtsstudium (Zentrale Studienberatung)

Event venue
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Where will this event take place?

Universitätsstraße 3, Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 2

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3.15pm–4.45pm

Studentische Strukturen an der Uni Leipzig – Was ist eigentlich StuRa, Glaskasten oder ein FSR? (Student*innenRat)

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Information stands on the Augustusplatz campus

Der Lageplan zeigt den Campus Augustusplatz mit eingetragenen Informationsständen im Hörsaalgebäude und im Neuen Augusteum zum Zentralen Einführungstag am 4. Oktober 2022, Grafik: Universität Leipzig

Welcome events at faculties and institutes

Our faculties and institutes welcome you on your new degree programme! Their websites have details of the most important information and introductory services.

Are you unsure which faculty or institute is responsible for your degree programme? The Courses of Study page contains the necessary information about individual degree programmes. If you are studying to become a teacher, please refer to the information provided by the Faculty of Education as well as the faculties to which your subjects belong.

 

Do you need or want to learn or improve a foreign language as part of your studies? The foreign language modules offered by the Language Center are open to all students. Successfully completed modules may be credited in electives, key qualifications, and supplemental studies.

Welcome events at the faculties and institutes: Information at a glance

Please switch to the German version of this page for links to information from each of our 14 faculties, the Academy of Music and Theatre (HMT), and the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research (ZLS).

Finding your feet

It’s great that you are now a part of Leipzig University. The University is fairly complex and will present you with some challenges at the beginning. A number of contact points provide helpful information to make it easier for you to organise your day-to-day studies.

Studentin sitzt auf auf einer Bank auf dem Campus und schaut auf ihr Handy, Foto: Christian Hüller

Use our web app for new students!

You can find details of all events for new students in 2022 in our event app. The web app can be opened and used in any browser, so you don’t need to install anything through your app store.

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Der Computerpool im Neuen Augusteum (Foto: Christian Hüller)
Unicard im neuen Corporate Design, Foto: Yasmin Güntherberg
Immatrikulationsfeier 2019, Foto: Swen Reichold
Grauer Beutel mit blauem Schriftzug Leipzig studieren, Foto: Universität Leipzig
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Podcast: “Das hätte ich gern vor dem Studium gewusst!”

In our German podcast, academic adviser Anne Kränkel and student Martin Schnitzer give tips for successful studying.

Junge Frau geht Weg entlang

Further questions and networking

Below you will find information about advisory services and contacts who can answer your questions, but also opportunities to network.

Zwei Frauen sitzen im Büro beisammen, Foto: Christian Hüller
Studierende im Leibnizforum
Herz Grafik Leipzig studieren! weiß

Housing and financing

Looking for somewhere to live in Leipzig? You’re spoilt for choice. A shared flat, halls of residence or a place of your own? Leipzig has something to suit every taste. But who’ll pay for it? How much does it cost to study? Is BAföG an option? And how do I find a part-time job? Find answers here.

WG-Mitbewohner spielen Karten auf dem WG-Balkon, Foto: Christian Hüller

Living in Leipzig

How do you want to live? Alone, in a shared flat or in halls of residence? Find out more here.

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“WG” life

Our undergraduate experts report on their experiences of finding a room in Leipzig and moving in.

1-Zimmerwohnung im Wohnheim mit eingebauter Küche, Foto: Swen Reichhold
Studentin hält lächelnd BAföG-Bescheid in den Händen, Foto: Studentenwerk Leipzig

How can I fund my studies?

In the video, Daniela and Laura from Arbeiterkind.de give an overview of the options for funding a degree.

Extracurricular activities

At Leipzig, we offer our students plenty of opportunities to get involved and try something new.

Frontalsicht auf eine Dozentin, die gerade etwas auf eine große grüne Tafel schreibt, die das ganze Foto einnimmt, Foto: Christian Hüller

Get active!

Get into journalism, do sports, learn a language or make music with other people. Many students are involved in student-led initiatives. You are more than welcome to get involved!

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Feedback

This page has been created by Leipzig University’s Student Advisory Service and is updated on a regular basis. if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email us at studienstart(at)uni-leipzig.de. We’d love to hear what you think!

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