The SSZ is the central service facility for all prospective students, applicants and current students of our university. It brings together the information, advice and services offered by the Career Service, the International Centre, the Student Office, the Student Advisory Service and the Studentenwerk Leipzig.

Guidance and support

Do you have any questions about studying? At the Student Service Centre, you will find the advisory services of the various institutions under one roof at Goethestraße 3–5. Please use the following list to check which team is responsible for your matter. You will need to book an appointment for a consultation.

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about the doubts you’re having about studying, about feeling dissatisfied or overwhelmed, or even if you’re considering dropping out. If you would like to speak to someone neutral about your plans for the future and potential alternatives, then please do come and see us. Together we can work on solutions based on your individual needs, such as:

  • Language problems
  • Money worries
  • Problems with studying and motivation
  • Not enough credits or failed exams
  • Pressure, stress and feeling overwhelmed whilst studying
  • Problems making contacts on your course
  • Alternatives to studying, developing new plans for the future.

Please do not hesitate to arrange a personal consultation with us. 

We provide advice to international students at our university by e-mail and during offive hours by phone, as well as in person after booking an appointment via our system.

Leipzig University’s Career Service is the central point of contact for students and companies during the transition from university to the working world. The advisory services and skills development opportunities offered by the Career Service prepare students for their individual career paths early on, provide orientation and open up new perspectives.

What we offer:

  • Workshops for professional skills development
  • Talks by alumni for orientation
  • Advice on the application process and preparing application documents
  • Perfecting your CV and other events
  • Company presentations
  • Extensive information on occupational fields
  • Mentoring programme.

Personal consultations

  • At the Student Service Centre (SSZ)
    Monday: 1pm–3pm
    Thursday: 10am–12pm
    Friday: 10am–12pm
  • Other times available by phone or video call

Please remember to book an appointment in advance by emailing careerservice(at)

Please also take a look at our range of events.

The International Centre advises the University’s international applicants and students, but also students who are planning a stay abroad. The International Centre will be happy to answer any questions you may have about:

  • The University’s degree programmes
  • Programme content, conditions and degrees
  • Applying via uni-assist or AlmaWeb
  • Admissions, enrolment and exmatriculation
  • Re-enrolment
  • Taking a leave of absence
  • Student status documents
  • Student status
  • Changing universities or degree programmes
  • Problems during your studies
  • Study and internships abroad.

Personal consultations

We can also answer your questions over the phone or by email.
Office hours, addresses and teams

The Student Office provides information on the following:

  • Application
  • Admissions, enrolment and exmatriculation
  • Re-enrolment
  • Taking a leave of absence
  • Student status documents
  • Student status.

Personal consultations

The UniCard service point will help you with questions and concerns regarding your student ID card.
Please note the information about problems with the UniCard and about applying for a new student ID card.

Personal consultations

  • At the Student Service Centre (SSZ) 

Book appointment


You can contact the UniCard service point by emailing unicard(at)


Phone: +49 341 97-32010

Whether as a memento of the alma mater or as a gift for graduates or speakers at the next conference - from T-shirts to mugs, pins, lanyards and backpacks, the Unishop has everything you need to show your connection to your alma mater. Products in the design of Leipzig University can be purchased at the on-site sale in the Student Service Center or ordered online.

The opening hours of the on-site shop are based on the opening hours of the SSZ:

Monday: 1pm–3pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm
Friday: 10am–12pm

The Student Advisory Service provides information and advice in German on the following:

  • Selecting a degree course and orientation
  • The courses offered by our university
  • Programme content, conditions and degrees
  • Dates of important things like aptitude tests
  • Changing universities or degree programmes
  • Problems during your studies.

International students and prospective students should make an appointment with the International Centre.

Personal consultations

General study matters

  • With an appointment 
    for prospective students and students with a German school leaving certificate

    Tuesday and Thursday:
    Book appointment
  • For prospective or current international students
    Do you have a foreign qualification and have questions about applying? Make an appointment with the International Centre.
    Book appointment
  • Without an appointment
    Monday and Thursday:

Teaching degree programmes

Telephone consultation hours

  • Monday: 8am–9am
    Wednesday: 2pm–4pm
    Friday: 1pm–2pm
    Phone: +49 341 97-32044


  • You can also contact us by email: zsb[at]

Initial psychological consultation

Ms Annett Ammer-Wies, a qualified psychologist and accredited ‘systemic therapist’ (SG), offers initial psychological consultations for students and doctoral candidates at the SSZ.

Learn more

The Studentenwerk Leipzig can currently be reached by email and phone. Please check the Studentenwerk Leipzig website for the latest office hours.

Also known as Leipzig Student Services, the Studentenwerk Leipzig provides information on the following:

  • Studentenwerk Leipzig services
  • Mensa card.

BAföG service at the Studentenwerk Leipzig

The BAföG service at the Student Service Centre (SSZ) is suspended until further notice. Please contact your member of staff directly. 

Learn more

Social counselling services at the Studentenwerk Leipzig

  • Help with finding solutions in difficult situations
  • Special support for
    • Pregnant students
    • Students with children
    • Students with a chronic illness or disability
    • International students.
  • Information about your rights under social welfare laws and other support services
  • Contacts, e.g. to other advisory centres, competent authorities, etc.

Please note that the office hours differ from the SSZ opening hours and that additional services are offered by the Center for Social Services.

Learn more

The consultants provide information and advice on the services offered by the Federal Employment Agency, including:

  • Placements
  • Funding opportunities
  • ALG I and II
  • Insurance
  • Start-ups
  • Continuing professional development.

Personal consultations

  • At the Student Service Centre (by appointment)
    Tuesday: 10am–12pm
    Book an appoitnment by emailing studienberatung(at)

Where to find us

Pay us a visit

By car:

  • Coming from Berlin and Magdeburg on the A14, take the Leipzig-Mitte exit and head towards the city centre.
  • Coming from Dresden on the A14, take the Leipzig-Ost exit and head towards the city centre.
  • Coming from Munich, Nuremberg and Erfurt on the A38, take the Leipzig-Südwest exit and head towards the city centre.

By train

Leaving Leipzig Central Station through the Osthalle entrance, cross the traffic lights immediately in front of you and continue along Goethestraße. After approximately 220 metres, you will see Augustusplatz in front of the opera house on your left and the University’s administration building on your right, which is home to the SSZ.

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