Which degree course is right for me? How do I calculate my “Wartezeit”? I don’t have the standard school leaving qualification – can I study anyway? The Student Advisory Service will be happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you on all aspects of studying. Benefit from our wide range of guidance services.
Changes to our opening hours
- We will be undergoing staff training on 27 and 28 June 2022. Our office hours at the Student Advisory Service are therefore cancelled on these two days.
- From 29 June you can reach us again as normal, and from 1 July we will be extending our office hours, both at the Student Service Centre and over the phone.
Advice on Studying
Whatever your concern, we are here to inform and advise you before and during all phases of your studies:
- Do you want to know which degree programmes you can study with us and which degrees we offer?
- Do you need help with choosing a field of study or are you having difficulties deciding on a particular programme?
- Do you have fundamental questions about the structure, content and organisation of a course of study?
- Do you have general questions about applying, admission requirements, aptitude tests and the admission procedure?
- Would you like to change universities, degree programmes or subjects?
- Are you struggling at university, having doubts about your choice of programme or considering dropping out?
- Would you like to know how you can study at Leipzig University without a school leaving qualification?
Special information and advisory services
Consultation hours by appointment
In the Student Advisory Service we will advise you personally on all aspects of teacher training degrees. Regardless of your teaching subject and school level, you can contact us with general and specific questions on the following topics and more:
- General information on admission requirements and details about degree courses for specific school types
- Cross-subject questions specific to teacher training studies
- Changing universities, degree courses and subjects
- Supplementary subjects for Lehramt students
- Conditions for taking up a second course of study.
- Orientation if you encounter difficulties during your studies
- Other individual concerns and question,
Consultation hours for on-site appointments:
By individual appointment, usually on
- Tuesday: 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm as well as
- Thursday: 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm
at the Student Service Centre, Goethestraße 3–5.
By individual arrangement, we also offer telephone and video call appointments outside the designated office hours.
Important: Please check your spam folder regularly if you have not received a reply from us yet.
Advice on the adaptation courses (Anpassungslehrgang):
- Acquisition of credits as part of the additional academic training under Section 6 of the Befähigungs-Anerkennungsgesetz Lehrer (Act on the Recognition of Teaching Qualifications) (concerns teachers with a foreign teaching qualification who wish to compensate for differences identified in the recognition procedure by participating in an adaptation course)
Consultation times by individual appointment.
Further services for prospective and current Lehramt students
Orientation workshop on teacher training degrees
- Facebook group
Prospective Lehramt students at Leipzig
First State Examination for Lehramt students
- Saxon State Ministry of Education
Lehrer werden in Sachsen campaign
- Psychological counselling at the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research (ZLS)
Should you keep studying or risk a new start?
Are you having doubts about your choice of studies? Are you struggling to manage or complete your studies? Are you wondering what could happen if you were to drop out of university? At our drop-in service for students who are having doubts or considering dropping out, which is part of the Plan A project, we listen to you and offer confidential, solution-oriented and individual advice.
Studying at university has its ups and downs. Most students go through phases during which they feel overwhelmed, discouraged and powerless. If you notice that doubts and dissatisfaction are increasingly impacting upon your academic life, then please do take your worries seriously and get in touch with us. We can help you to organise your thoughts and come up with solutions for your personal situation. You can find more information about our services and how to contact us on the Doubts and Second Thoughts page.
Further guidance and services
Consultation hours by appointment
In addition to the psychosocial counselling services offered by the Studentenwerk Leipzig, the Student Advisory Service in cooperation with the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research (ZLS) offers initial psychological consultations for Leipzig University students of all subjects.
Consultations take place on Tuesdays at 1pm and 2pm inside the Student Service Centre at Goethestraße 3–5. Telephone consultations are also possible. To make an appointment, please send an email to Annett Ammer-Wies. Please indicate your degree programme, several possible time slots, and your phone number.
During your individual session, you can address topics that concern personal difficulties during your studies and their effects on your academic success. These include:
- Problems concentrating
- Problems with motivation, orientation and making decisions
- Examination and presentation fears
- Writer’s block, for example as a result of poor time management and resulting difficulties with studying and working
- Dealing with stress and excessive demands
- Emotional crises
- Doubts about planning your studies and life.
Individual psychological consultations are free of charge and confidential.
Ms Annett Ammer-Wies is a qualified psychologist and accredited ‘systemic therapist’ (SG) who works according to the resource and solution-oriented systemic approach. Please note that these consultations are offered in German only.
Please note that there is an additional advisory service for teacher training (Lehramt) students.
You would like to study, but do not have a general higher education entrance qualification? It is also possible to study at our university without a school leaving qualification. For more information about the requirements, the recognition of professional qualifications and the entrance examination, please refer to the separate page on studying without an Abitur.
If you wish to study at our university but do not hold an Abitur or equivalent qualification, it is mandatory that you take part in a personal consultation. This will enable you to clarify any questions you have about your preferred degree programme, about studying in general and about the application procedure. The consultation is not intended to examine you and does not require registration. Just talk to us during the opening hours at the Student Service Centre or contact us by phone or email.
Grundlegendes zum Masterstudium
Almost all master’s programmes at Leipzig University have a standard period of study of four semesters and are consecutive.
Have you worked for several years and would now like to further your career or personal development? With a non-consecutive master's programme, you can broaden your skills in specific vocational areas. If you are employed, you can study many of these programmes on a part-time basis while you work. More information about our range of non-consecutive master’s programmes is available from the Continuing Education team.
Finding the right master’s programme
At our university, you can choose your desired course of study from a wide range of 80 different master’s programmes at 14 faculties.
In order not to get lost in the search for the right master’s programme, we recommend using the filter function in our list of degree programmes. We would be happy to assist you in your selection and help you to research and compare suitable options. Visit us for a personal consultation during the consultation hours at the Student Service Centre. Prior registration is not necessary. We recommend that you fill in our “Gibt es einen Masterplan?” questionnaire (only available in German) to prepare for your consultation.
If you have detailed questions about the structure, thematic foci, research areas or any other aspects of specific master’s programmes, please contact the relevant academic advisers. Their contact details can be found in the individual study programme descriptions in the degree programme database or on the respective institute websites. oder auf den jeweiligen Institutsseiten.
We are unable to provide information about the master's programmes offered by other universities.
What to bear in mind when applying
One mandatory requirement when applying for any of our university’s master’s programmes is that you hold a first academic degree. On some master’s programmes you are required to pass an aptitude test (Eignungsfeststellungsprüfung). In addition, further criteria such as language skills and the final grade of your bachelor's degree can be important for admission.
Please contact the study office of the respective institute for information on the admission requirements and the selection and aptitude test procedure for your desired master’s programme.
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We Are Here for You
We are your first port of call for any questions concerning studying and the University. We advise school pupils, prospective and current students as well as parents and teachers.
We tailor our advice to your needs and your personal situation. Our advice is confidential, flexible and independent, with the aim of strengthening your own competence.
We collaborate with a wide network of partners within and outside our university:
- Academic advisers
- Study offices
- Psychological advisory centres
- International Centre
- Continuing Education
- Student Office
- Studentenwerk Leipzig
- Network of educational and advisory facilities in Leipzig and the surrounding region
- Unibund (Leipzig, Jena, Halle)
- Interessengemeinschaft Sächsischer Studienberaterinnen und Studienberater.