Current students  

Current students

Starting your studies at Leipzig University

This comes next after your application

You have submitted an application to Leipzig University. These are the steps you should now take:

1. Register with AlmaWeb & confirm you study place

In the video above, Lina explains what you need to do after having applied to Leipzig University: 

  • first: register with AlmaWeb, the portal for applicants
  • after you have received your Letter of Admission, confirm your study place (very important)
  • register for Leipzig University’s IT-Services
  • upload a passport photograph for your student ID
  • transfer the semester contribution

2. Arrange for your stay in Leipzig

In this video, Lina explains what to take care of when organising your stay in Leipzig.

3. Enrol at Leipzig University & join us for Welcome Week

In this video, you will learn:


After arriving in Leipzig, you will first have to officially become a student of the University, i.e. you need to enrol. Once you have done that, you are entitled to start studying. For enrolment, please personally come to the Campus in the city centre.

Dates and places for enrolment for international students // winter semester 2018/19




international students


international doctoral candidates

Make sure to bring along:

  • your Letter of Admission (original letter)
  • your passport (It should contain a valid student visa in case you are a Non-EU-citizen.) 
  • your identity card (In case you are a EU-citizen.)
  • 2 passport photographs
  • proof of sufficient health insurance valid in Germany (You have the option of taking out this insurance upon your arrival in Leipzig.)

The most crucial facts at your fingertips

This information booklet is a good help for your start at Leipzig University.


information booklet (PDF)

Welcome Week

Before classes start, you are invited to take part in our Welcome Week on campus. It offers a programme of social activities and a welcome party. In addition, you will be provided support in administrative issues.

  • dates: 01.10. – 05.10.2018
  • place: Main Campus (Neues Seminargebäude 3rd floor, Universitätsstraße 1, 04109 Leipzig)

Services - support for administrative matters

  • advice in matters of visa and residence permit
  • registration at the Resident Services Office
  • health insurance
  • advice concerning your studies
  • tour through the University Library etc.

Workshops | Academic Lab - Are you ready for studying?

The workshops help you to get ready for studying in Geman (free of charge). 

Registration: Sign up online at the Academic Lab's website (form beneath the workshop description). If you have registered successfully, you will receive an email.

Welcome Party - for international students of Leipzig University

05.10.2018 | 10:00pm | Werk 2

4. Register with the authorities etc.

In this video, you can see how Lina

One more thing she will have to take care of before taking up her studies:

5. Start your classes

Are you done? Now, you are ready to start your classes:

last update: 24.10.2018 

Contact & guidance

International Centre

Contact & guidance