Below you will find information about current vaccination services for students, staff and their families (applies to all higher education insitutions in Leipzig). Please take a moment to read the new arrangements set out in the University’s updated Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept. We have summarised the most important aspects in emails sent to all students and staff.


The University’s crisis management team will provide regular updates here.

Information about coronavirus

“We Have Lost 222 People in 13 Months”

On 18 April, a nationwide memorial will be held for those who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. On this occasion, Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) will remember the patients who lost their fight against the virus at the UKL in recent months. Professor Christoph Josten will take part in a joint...


Information about coronavirus

When Might the University Library Reading Rooms Open?

The University’s crisis management team has decided that the University Library reading rooms can reopen for staff and students if the coronavirus incidence rate drops below 100 (for seven days, based on RKI figures for the city of Leipzig).


Information about coronavirus

Information About Coronavirus Tests

According to the Saxon Regulation for Protection Against Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (SächsCoronaSchVO), employers are obliged to offer weekly self-testing to employees working on site. The Free State of Saxony supplied the University with the necessary rapid test kits at the end of March....


Information about coronavirus

Exception: Retroactive BAföG Application Possible Until 3 April

As a result of the amendment to the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) which came into force in December 2020, the standard period of study for many students will be extended by one or two semesters due to the pandemic. This applies to students whose original standard period of study...


Information for Staff and Students

We take the health of our students, staff and guests very seriously. Please find current information and advice below. Members of the crisis management team set up under the University’s pandemic plan are liaising on a daily basis.

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Further Information

Vaccination Services

Please note that the German version of this page may be more up to date!

  • Vaccination for anyone over 18 years of age with Biontech/Pfizer.
  • No registration is necessary, please just ask when you arrive.
  • Second vaccinations are also possible if the relevant intervals are observed (AstraZeneca: at least 9 weeks; Biontech: at least 3 weeks).
  • Please bring the following (filled in beforehand, if possible):
  • Jahnallee campus, Hörsaal Süd:
    First and second doses, 9 am until 2.30pm:
    • 6 August 2021
    • 7 August 2021 (slots available for first and second doses)

More vaccination services:

  • Vaccinations are available at the vaccination centre at Neue Messe. No appoinment necessary!
  • LEIPZIg vaccination centre
  • 22 July–8 September 2021: mobile vaccination service from the City of Leipzig:
    Current sites and TIMES
    International students can also get vaccinated without German health insurance. All you need is an ID document with your name, date of birth and address.

Further Links

  • Latest infection figures in Leipzig:

  • What to do if you have a suspected case of coronavirus:

  • Robert Koch Institute: Answers to frequently asked questions about the pandemic

  • Risk calculator provided by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry: aerosol transmission of COVID-19 and risk of infection in enclosed spaces
    Learn more (DE)

  • Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)
    Learn more (DE)
  • The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) provides infographics on protecting against infection and appropriate hygiene measures.
  • World Health Organisation
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Information from the Free State of Saxony
  • Leipzig University Hospital
  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, has published a map showing the spread of coronavirus. Besides listing and classifying the confirmed cases, it also provides statistics, for example on the infection rate and recovery numbers.

Leipzig University hotline

Service for staff and students of the University only. The hotline was primarily set up to answer organisational questions or pass these on to the responsible departments. Please DO NOT call with medical or other questions. We are UNABLE to forward calls to Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) or other medical staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Umweltschutz und Arbeitssicherheit

Ritterstraße 24
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30360
Fax: +49 341 97-30369

City of Leipzig
Coronavirus and service hotline
Daily 8am–6pm

Staff Medical Officers
We kindly ask staff to address their questions to our occupational health physicians (Mitteldeutsches Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, MIA).
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