Study in Leipzig


Exchange term at the University of Leipzig step by step

If you wish to spend one or two terms at the University of Leipzig, there are several options for you how to organize your exchange term(s) here. In the following you will find further information about mobility schemes, application procedures, arriving in Leipzig and getting started at the university. If you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Forms for international students

Application for international students

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1. Before your arrival

ERASMUS and other mobility programmes: 

If your home university has an ERASMUS agreement with the University of Leipzig, please follow the application procedure of your home institution. Once you are selected for the exchange with Leipzig you will get further instructions by your ERASMUS coordinator and the International Center (Akademisches Auslandsamt).

Coming as an exchange student

If there is no contract between your home university and the University of Leipzig, please contact either us or the International Center.

Application at the University of Leipzig:
No matter if you use any mobility scheme to come to Leipzig or not, once you are admitted by the University of Leipzig, you have to apply directly at the UL as well. Further information on that procedure can be found here.

The deadlines for your exchange application are:

  • Winterterm: 15th July
  • Summerterm: 15th January

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2. Arriving in Leipzig

Please contact immediately after your arrival in Leipzig the following institutions:

The International Center (Akademisches Auslandsamt): You will have to do the matriculation procedure there
, they will provide you with further information about city hall registration etc.
, you will get your student ID, password for moodle and other important data there | Contact the International Center

Your ERASMUS coordinator is your contact for all matters of studying and teaching. She/he will help you to put together your schedule and learning-agreement, and answer your questions about courses and their contents. Each subject of study has its own ERASMUS coordinator | Find your ERASMUS Coordinator.

The mentors of the faculty and StiL-Buddies: in any case of trouble or doubt you are always welcome to contact us.

Before the term starts, you should choose your classes. Please be aware that exchange students do not have to follow the same rules for class registration than students of programmes of degree. As exchange student…

  • … you do not have to stick to the module structure of the programmes, but: you can chose those seminars and lectures that fit best to your home curriculum
  • … you do not have to register via AlmaWeb or Tool, but: you have to ask your teachers (either in person or via mail) if there are capacities left in their classes. Usually there should be no problem and you should be accepted in all courses you wish to do

If you have any further questions on the content of  your classes, or which courses to choose, please get in touch with your ERASMUS-coordinator. If you have any general doubts or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the mentor of this faculty.

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3. During the term

Once the semester has started, the following information/institutions might be helpful for you:

Academic Calendar: 
Information about holidays, term duration etc.

Facilities & Locations: The campus of the University of Leipzig is organized decentrally: Map of the city and a list with all relevant addresses

 There are several computer labs which you can use for working, using the internet, printing, scanning, etc.

Studying and Teaching: 
If you face trouble concerning your courses/seminars/lectures during the term you can contact your ERASMUS-Koordinator.

Language skills: Please keep in mind, that most of the programmes are taught in German. Consequently, a sufficient command of German is required, we would recommend a German level of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Preparatory German course

German Courses concurrent with degree courses

Language Center of Leipzig University (Website in German)

 WiFi (Wireles Internet): You can access the university WiFi with your own computer. This is possible almost everywhere on the campus. Ever since the University of Leipzig joined the network of Education Roaming (eduroam) you should be able to access the WiFi with the access data of your home university if your home university is part of eduroam, too. If you do not have an eduroam access but want to use university WiFi, and if you need support you can ask for help in the university data center (Universitätsrechenzentrum – URZ) or in the Albertina or Campus Library.

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Staying longer?

 If you wish to prolong your stay in Leipzig and at the University, please contact the International Center and your ERASMUS coordinator. They will provide you with the information about the necessary procedures.

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5. Before your departure

Before you leave, please make sure to complete the exmatriculation procedure:

  • de-register in the library
  • de-register in the city hall
  • de-register in the International Center (Akademisches Auslandsamt)

The necessary documents can be found here. Your transcript of records will be issued by your ERASMUS coordinator. Please make sure to make all necessary arrangements in time.

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last modified: 24.10.2019

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Ritterstraße 12, room 506 (4. Etage)
04107 Leipzig

Phone: 0341/ 97 37230