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 University!

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 tips for new students.”

The first semester at university can be quite a challenge. Luckily our student ambassadors have plenty of tips to make starting student life easier for your. Find out what they have to say in our video (in German).

Important information about your studies

Get key information about your studies early on, such as module enrolment and preparatory courses. Whatever your degree programme, you will find that we provide general and semester-specific information. All new teacher training students will also find important interdisciplinary offers here.

Are you starting a teacher training degree?
For the different types of schools in teacher training degrees, separate events for module registration will be held digitally and in person in the last two weeks of September. Please refer to the calendar of events for new students (in German) for information for your school type. You will also be sent an email on this topic when module registration opens.

Events for new students

We have many events planned to help you start your studies step by step. Get to know our university in the first few weeks and keep track of important dates relating to the organisation of your studies.

Key events for new students

23–27 September 2024 | online

Study organisation week for teaching degree students


30 September – 4 October 2024 | online

Study organisation week


7–11 October 2024 | on campus

Induction week


9 October 2024, 9am–3pm | Augustusplatz campus

Welcomeday - with Information stands for new students


From 14 October 2024 | on campus

Start of lectures


16 October 2024, 3–4.30pm | Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Enrolment ceremony

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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.

Further questions and networking

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

We urge you to use the numerous advisory services on all aspects of studying – in your first few days on campus but also at any time throughout your studies.

Leipzig University Central Advisory Service

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.

Extracurricular activities

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

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