• Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Click here. All regular courses are open to exchange students, only the Master program Global Studies is restricted

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    American studies, International Physics Studies Program, British Studies, Digital Humanities (partly taught in English)

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Click here. All regular courses are open to exchange students.

    Open graduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry, Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy, International Physics Studies Program, American Studies, British Studies, African Studies, European Integration in East Central Europe, European Studies, Economics. https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/studium/vor-dem-studium/courses-search/

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?


    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Master Program Global Studies

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    No requirement. About 20-30 ECTS credits per semester recommended.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.


    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon Arrival

    Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?


    Language Requirements

    German proficiency B2 (min. B1) for German taught classes

    English proficiency B2 for English taught classes

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Language certificate is part of the application forms (due on application dead line)

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    Yes. Three weeks prior of the semester start, 105 EUR.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Students will get their acceptance letter online: when admitted, they will get a message to register into the student management system Alma Web and will find the acceptance letter under “Study”-> “Documents”.

    They will get the information and contact about their subject coordinator before arrival.

    They can start to plan their courses and schedules directly with the relevant faculty.

    (Registration for the courses will take place after the enrolment.)

    Students will get in contact with an academic student buddy – if wished – who can help as well.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1/Winter: 15 June
    Semester 2/Summer: 1 December

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1/Winter Term 2019/20: October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 (Semester break mid February)


    Semester 2/Summer Term 2019:    April 1 to September 30, 2020

                                          Courses April 1 to July 15, 2020
                                         (followed by the semester break until end of Sep)

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1/Winter Term: Beginning of February 2019

    Semester 2/Summer Term: July 2019

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Language and Orientation course, starting three weeks prior to the semester start (not mandatory, level B1/B2 in German required, limited places, material fee of 105 for three weeks)

    Course registration deadline

    On arrival, before the courses begin

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    700 EUR


    250-300 EUR per month


    250 - 300 per month

    Course Materials

    50 EUR

    Local Transportation

    Included in the semester fee

    Health Insurance

    90 EUR per month


    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Social Semester fee: 220 EUR (local transport for the whole semester included), Travel/own interests

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.


    Are health facilities available at the university?

    Exchange students will register as Leipzig citizens. As the University is part of the city, students can use the university clinics as well as other health facilities in the city concerning their needs.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes. Online application, not guaranteed but exchange students are preferred.

    Housing options

    Student dorms, shared student apartments.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    New Applicants

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Students apply for housing after getting the acceptance letter, they load the acceptance letter into the online application for the dorm. Only exchange students can apply for only one semester, but up to two semesters.

    Are internships available?


    Are student jobs available/allowed?


    Is housing available between breaks in the term?


    Is there a campus meal plan?


    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    January 2019