The spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Germany is also causing uncertainty among Leipzig University’s students. Here we provide information about the most important current issues concerning the virus and its impact on University operations. Members of the crisis management team set up under the University’s pandemic plan are liaising on a daily basis.

Blick in den leeren Vorlesungssaal Auditorium Maximum (Audimax) im Neuen Augusteum.
Photo: Leipzig University, Swen Reichhold

Current Information for Students

At the moment, new rules are constantly coming into force and older information is no longer valid. Below you will find the latest information for students divided by topic.
Translations last updated: 16 November 2021.

Please note that the German version of this page may be more up to date. Some information is not yet available in English.

  • Here on the University’s central website, you will find all general information as well as information that is of relevance to all Leipzig University students.
  • You can also find important information in our regular emails for students. We endeavour to offer English translations of these emails where possible, although this is not always feasible. We have also compiled an archive (in German) of these emails.
  • Please also check the website of your faculty and/or institute for details of any arrangements for your particular degree programme.
  • The Study Offices can provide you with further information on organisational matters as well as examinations.
  • Your institute and the relevant lecturers can tell you which courses are taking place and in what form. In many cases, information about this will be sent to you by email or via AlmaWeb and Moodle.
  • Our Facebook and Instagram accounts are an additional way to keep abreast of the latest news.
  • Additional information for international students is provided below

FAQs About the Summer Semester 2022

In the last few weeks, we have received a lot of questions about the upcoming summer semester. We have used these to compile some FAQs for you, which we hope will make the start of the new semester easier.
Read more in the FAQs

Office hours at the UniCard service point

We are now offering personal consultations by appointment only.
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Office hours of the Central Examination Office for the Humanities and Lehramt programmes

Please refer to the website of the Central Examination Office for the Humanities and Lehramt programmes for the latest information.
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Student Service Centre (SSZ)

The Student Service Centre has moved to Goethestraße 3–5 and is once again offering face-to-face consultations. Please note that you will need to book an appointment in advance. You can still also get in touch by email and phone. More information is available on the SSZ website.
Student service centre

International Centre

The International Centre is now offering personal consultations again (by prior appointment only). Please find out about this and about the extended telephone consultation hours and online consultation hours on the International Centre page.
Contact and advice

Student Advisory Service

Our Student Advisory Service offers guidance on study orientation, how degree programmes are structured, and changing degree programmes or universities. The Plan A team also offers support if you are having doubts or considering dropping out, especially now as a result of the pandemic. Contact us by email or arrange to speak to a member of staff over the phone.

Social counselling from the Studentenwerk Leipzig

The Studentenwerk Leipzig’s social counselling service advises students on everything from university to financial and personal problems. The Studentenwerk Leipzig website also has answers to frequently asked questions on topics such as BAföG, losing your job, and living expenses. There are also online workshops to help you successfully study from home, guides for everyday life during the pandemic, and explainer videos on psychosocial topics. Please visit the Studentenwerk Leipzig website for more information: 
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Leipzig University Student Council (StuRa)

Our university’s Student Council provides support in various matters, such as legal problems, financing your studies, and employment. It also offers social and psychosocial counselling.
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Initial psychological consultations for students

In cooperation with the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research (ZLS), our Student Advisory Service offers initial psychological consultations for students enrolled on all degree programmes at Leipzig University. 

Psychiatric outpatient clinic at the University Hospital

Telephone consultations and current information about the pandemic


Leipzig University Equal Opportunity Office

Our Equal Opportunity Office offers advisory services on all matters involving gender equality as well as topics such as juggling family life and university.

Seven tips for studying at home

Studying alone at home – no lecturers, no fellow students and no fixed timetable – can be quite a challenge. A psychologist from our university has put together seven tips for making the most of this time.

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