As a student of Leipzig University, you have to register for modules and courses at the start of each semester. This page explains which registration systems and procedures there are, which deadlines you need to meet, and where to get support.

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General Information

Module registration takes place approximately two weeks prior to the start of the lecture period. To register for modules or courses, you will mainly be required to use the TOOL or AlmaWeb systems. Depending on your course of studies and area, places are allocated either on a first come, first served basis or using a set registration procedure. The course catalogue shows which modules and courses are offered in the current semester.

Please check the website of your faculty’s Study Office in advance to find out which registration periods apply for your subject.

When you register for a module, you are also automatically registered for the module examination. As a rule, it is possible to deregister from a module, and thus also from the module examination, no later than four weeks before the end of the lecture period. You do this either in TOOL or AlmaWeb or by notifying the responsible examination office in writing. If you deregister before the deadline, all examinations already completed in the module will be deemed not to have been completed. After this point, it is only possible to withdraw from examinations for exceptional reasons. The withdrawal must be declared in writing and also approved in writing by the examination board (please refer to your examination regulations for more details).

Core Subject on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes

Details of current modules and courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Registration period: Please check the website of your faculty’s Study Offices in advance to find out which registration periods apply for your subject.

Registration system: Below you will find an overview of the registration systems.

  • Faculty of Theology
    Diplom/ecclesiastical examination in Theology: AlmaWeb
  • Faculty of Law
    State Examination in Law
    Students enrolled in from the winter semester 2015/16 or later: AlmaWeb
    Please refer to the Study Office website for more information
  • Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies
    BA Egyptology, BA Art Education: AlmaWeb
    All other BA programmes: TOOL

    MA Classical Antiquity, MA Medieval and Modern History: TOOL
    All other MA programmes: AlmaWeb
  • Faculty of Philology
    All programmes: TOOL
  • Leipzig Institute for Creative Writing (DLL)
    All programmes: AlmaWeb
  • Faculty of Education
    MA Studies in Abilities and Development of Competences: AlmaWeb

    MA Professionalisation of Early Childhood Education, MA Early Childhood Research: TOOL
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    All programmes: TOOL
  • Faculty of Economics and Management Science
    All programmes: TOOL
  • Faculty of Sport Science
    All programmes: TOOL
  • Faculty of Medicine
    Medicine, Dentistry: Information is provided (in German) under Mein Studium on the faculty website

    Pharmacy: Students enrolled from the winter semester 2016/17: TOOL

    Students who enrolled up to and including the summer semester 2016: registration in person for the individual courses in the first session of each course

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
    All programmes: AlmaWeb

  • Faculty of Life Sciences
    All programmes: TOOL

  • Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
    All programmes: AlmaWeb

  • Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
    All programmes: TOOL

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine: Information on the faculty website

Elective Area and Key Qualifications (SQ Modules)

Details of current modules and courses can also be found in the course catalogue.

The two areas are relevant to the following courses of study:

  • Cross-faculty key qualification (SQ) modules: all Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) programmes 
  • Elective area in the humanities and social sciences: solely for bachelor’s programmes in the humanities and social sciences (BA) and for the BSc in Digital Humanities. This elective area can be studied in two variants:
    • The freely configurable elective area and/or
    • The elective subject.
  • Foreign language modules of the Language Center: all Leipzig University students.

Registration procedure: Since capacity is limited for key qualifications (SQ modules), places on these modules are allocated using a multi-stage registration procedure. Please also note the information about registering for SQ modules.

1. Registration phase: This registration procedure involves an initial registration phase, during which you specify a certain number of module requests and rank them according to priority, indicating your first and second choice, etc. At the end of the registration phase, an algorithm calculates the most appropriate way to allocate places on the modules. Taking into account the overall result, all students are assigned modules with the highest possible priority.

2. Confirmation phase:  In the subsequent confirmation phase, you are usually required to confirm the modules assigned to you by selecting the courses they contain. Failure to confirm your place will mean that you forfeit your right to the allocated place.

Registration system: TOOL

Registration period:  Regardless of your field of study, the following registration period applies to cross-faculty key qualification modules.

  • Registration phase: Submit module requests
    • 29 September 2021 (12pm) until 4 October 2021 (5pm)
    • Please request at least at least three modules in the TOOL registration system.
  • Confirmation phase: Confirm module place
    • 5 October 2021 (approximately 12pm) until 6 October 2021 (11.59pm)
    • Confirm your allocated module place, selecting courses if necessary (this also constitutes your binding registration for the module examination). The TOOL portal contains information on how to confirm the module place.
  • Allocation of remaining places: Apply for leftover module places
    • From 7 October 2021
    • The TOOL portal contains more information on the allocation of remaining places. If after this phase you have still not been able to register for any of your preferred modules, please contact the person responsible for registration in your core subject.

Further information about: Cross-faculty key qualifications (SQ modules).

Registration procedure: Since capacity is limited for elective area modules, places are allocated using a multi-stage registration procedure. Please also note the information about registering for elective area modules.

1. Registration phase: This registration procedure involves an initial registration phase, during which you specify a certain number of module requests and rank them according to priority, indicating your first and second choice, etc. At the end of the registration phase, an algorithm calculates the most appropriate way to allocate places on the modules. Taking into account the overall result, all students are assigned modules with the highest possible priority.

2. Confirmation phase: In the subsequent confirmation phase, you are usually required to confirm the modules assigned to you by selecting the courses they include. Failure to confirm your place will mean that you forfeit your right to the allocated place.

Registration system: TOOL

Registration period: Regardless of your field of study, the following registration period applies to the elective area in the humanities and social sciences (freely configurable elective area).

  • Registration phase: Submit module requests
    • 29 September 2021 (12pm) until 4 October 2021 (5pm)
    • Please request at least at least three modules in the TOOL registration system.
  • Confirmation phase: Confirm module place
    • 5 October 2021 (approximately 12pm) until 6 October 2021 (11.59pm)
    • Confirm your allocated module place, selecting courses if necessary (this also constitutes your binding registration for the module examination). The TOOL portal contains information on how to confirm the module place.
  • Allocation of remaining places: Apply for leftover module places
    • From 7 October 2021
    • The TOOL portal contains more information on the allocation of remaining places. If after this phase you have still not been able to register for any of your preferred modules, please contact the person responsible for registration in your core subject.

Further information about: Elective area in the humanities and social sciences.

Elective Subject

You can take elective subject modules if you decided at the beginning of your studies that you would only study modules in a particular subject area for your elective area in the humanities and social sciences.

Registration period: Module registration is coordinated by the relevant Study Office.The registration period depends on which core subject you are enrolled in.

Registration system: TOOL

Further information about: Elective subjects.

Every student has the opportunity to take modules from the range offered by the Language Center during their studies. It is irrelevant whether the module is a regular part of the curriculum in the bachelor’s and master’s programmes or whether the student chooses to acquire the language skills additionally. Your academic adviser for your core subject can tell you whether a module can count towards your elective area or SQ credits.

Registration period: 29 September 2021 (12pm) until 16 October 2021 (5pm)

Registration system: TOOL

Teaching Degree Programmes

Teaching degree students take modules at different faculties. In addition to the core subjects, the Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Education and the supplementary studies at the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research (ZLS), for example, are among the overarching areas that all students have to complete. As registration periods and systems are set specifically by each faculty, it is important for teaching degree students to get an overview before module registration begins. Registration is generally on a first come, first served basis.

The updated overview for registering for modules on teaching degree programmes for the winter semester 2021/22 will be published here soon.

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