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.

Der Computerpool im Neuen Augusteum (Foto: Christian Hüller)

From 25 September 2023:
Module registration

You will need to register for modules and courses in the week of 25 September 2002. Find out here which registration systems and procedures there are, which deadlines apply, and where to get support.

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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.

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

New here? Find your events now!

Our calendar of events (in German) provides an overview of all introductory and supporting activities for new students in 2023. Search specifically for the events that suit you!

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Key events for new students

20–22 September 2023 | online

Study organisation week for teaching degree students


25–29 September 2023 | online

Study organisation week


2–6 October 2023 | on campus

Induction week


From 9 October 2023 | on campus

Start of lectures


11 October 2023, 9am–2.30pm | Augustusplatz campus

Information stands for new students


11 October 2023, 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.

Junge Frau sitzt am Schreibtisch, vor ihr steht ein aufgeklappter Laptop, Foto: Grit Hartung
Unicard im neuen Corporate Design, Foto: Yasmin Güntherberg
Grauer Beutel mit blauem Schriftzug Leipzig studieren, Foto: Universität Leipzig

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

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

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:innen 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 experts share their experiences of finding a room in a shared flat in Leipzig.

1-Zimmerwohnung im Wohnheim mit eingebauter Küche, Foto: Swen Reichhold

Extracurricular activities

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

Ein Student schießt ein Ball ins Tor, 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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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) We’d love to hear from you!

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