Beginning of studies


When starting to study, there are a lot of challenges, which one has to face: make oneself familiar with the study requirements, organise the own academic calendar, find out the most important contact persons and institutions, etc. - and along the way one is supposed to absorb and understand the contents of the classes from the beginning onwards. The following documents are unofrtunately only available in German. Nevertheless, they provide you with an overview of the most important topics.

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If you need informations concerning the beginnings of studies in English, you may have a look at the BeBuddy booklet (bilingual German - English).

BeBuddy booklet

The series of events “Fit ins Studium”, which focuses on the most important topics of studying of first-year students of humanities and lectureship, supports the beginning of studies.

Academic calendar

Summer semester 2018


from 01.04.2017 to 30.09.2017


from 03.04.2017 (Monday) to 08.07.2017 (Saturday)

Good Friday

14.04.2017 (Friday) recess

Easter Monday

17.04.2017 (Monday) recess

1st of May

01.05.2017 (Monday) recess

Ascension Day

25.05.2017 (Thursday) recess

Whit Monday

05.06.2017 (Monday) recess

Winter semester 2018/2019


from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2019

Introduction week

from 08.10.2018 to 12.10.2018


from 15.10.2018 (Monday) tp 09.02.2019 (Saturday)

Enrolment ceremony

17.10.2018 (Wednesday) no classes during the ceremony

Day of Prayer and Repentance

21.11.2018 (Wednesday) no classes

dies academicus

03.12.2018 (Monday) project day

New Year

from 24.12.2018 to 06.01.2019 no classes

Open door day

10.01.2019 (Thursday)

Further information click here.



Online Portals of the university


Tool is the current online-enrollment-system of the university. For some study programs, the enrollment already takes place through AlmaWeb.


AlmaWeb is the online portal fur students. Here, you can have a look at your student documents, download or print them (e.g. your certificate of study or your certificate of enrollment through the category “Dokumente”). Further, you can also look at the examination, which you registered for or your transcript of records. For some study programs, the enrollment already takes place through AlmaWeb.


Moodle is a learning platform, which offers the possibility of cooperative studying for students and lecturers. At Moodle, you can find groups for different classes, in which articles are uploaded and deadlines and exercises will be announced.

Learn German language

There are plenty possibilities in Leipzig to learn German before starting to study or while studying.

The Studienkolleg Sachsen offers courses for university applicants at universities in Saxony and for students at Universität Leipzig. The courses are either offered before starting to study or while already studying. You will find current events and a course catalogue on the website of Studienkolleg Sachsen (Saxony Preparatory Courses).

interDAF e.V. offers intensive courses and summer and winter language courses. Some serve as a preparation for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber/DSH (German Language University Entrance Examination). You find the current courses at interDAF e.V. here.

The Academic Lab at Universität Leipzig is directed at students of Universität Leipzig and comprises a series of regular workshops, courses as well as individual counselling and information. The programme aims at helping international students aquire a sound proficiency of German as an academic language. Students of Leipzig University can participate free of charge.

You can find another overview of the offered German courses at Universität Leipzig here.

last modified: 27.04.2020

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