Are you an international student? The International Centre has specific information for you about getting started at Leipzig University.

We’re Glad You Could Make It!

Starting studying marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. Do you have a lot of questions? We hope to make getting started as easy as possible despite the unusual circumstances in 2020. This page provides an overview of key information. Please note that the German version is more detailed.

Welcome to Leipzig University

Welcome to Leipzig University

The Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs, Professor Thomas Hofsäss, warmly welcomes all new students who are starting their studies at Leipzig University in 2020. The students Julia and Lisa share their experiences from the online summer semester. This video has English subtitles.

Chemische Zusammensetzung des Coronavirus (COVID-19) auf eine Tafel geschrieben

Information About Coronavirus

Here you will find answers to the most important questions about the virus and how it is currently affecting student life.

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Important Information About Your Studies

Für jeden Abschluss, den Sie bei uns erwerben können, bieten wir Ihnen allgemeine und semesterspezifische Informationen. Alle neuen Lehramtsstudierenden finden hier auch wichtige fachübergreifende Veranstaltungen. Ein Angebot für alle ist die betreute Moduleinschreibung.

On Campus, Online or Both?

Check yor degree programme’s course catalogue for details of where, when and how your classes will take place.

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Mathematical formulae. Photo: Christian Hüller

Preparatory Courses

Leipzig University offers preparatory courses for new students in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and economics. This lets you refresh your school knowledge and prepare for University life with fellow students.

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Computer pool in the Neues Augusteum. Photo: Christian Hüller

Module Registration

At the start of the semester you will need to register for modules and courses. Find out here which registration systems and procedures there are, when you should register, and where to find help.

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Find Your Bearings

It’s great that you are now part of Leipzig University. The University is a complicated place that will present you with a number of challenges at the beginning. Plenty of offices and institutions offer useful information to help you organise your day-to-day studies.

Computer pool in the Neues Augusteum. Photo: Christian Hüller
UniCard. Photo: Yasmin Güntherberg
Photo: Colourbox
Immatrikulationsfeier 2019, Foto: Swen Reichold

Get Informed and Make Contacts

Getting to know your fellow students is an important part of studying. Besides the right people to contact if you have any questions about your studies, here we also provide some great tips for meeting your peers.

Students seen from the front as they climb on each other’s shoulders.
Students in the Leibniz Forum.
Studienberaterin im Beratungsgespräch mit einer Studentin, Foto: Christian Hüller
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