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GERMANY: UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG

Leipzig, Germany

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Leipzig University 
Leipzig, Germany 

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

10

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Jane Moros

Coordinator Exchange
Leipzig University

International Center

Goethestrasse 6

04109 Leipzig

Germany

Tel: +493419732032

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Jane Moros

Coordinator Exchange
Leipzig University

International Center

Goethestrasse 6

04109 Leipzig

Germany

Tel: +493419732032

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

There is no difference in the application process for graduate students. 

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

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

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

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

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

None

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Masters Global Studies Program 

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

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

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Upon arrival.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Course registration takes place after arrival in Leipzig during welcome weeks. Deadlines differ from faculty to faculty. Specific information will be given in the application.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

German taught courses: proficiency in B2 
English taught courses: proficiency in B2 

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Language certificate is part of the application form

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

Yes. The course is three weeks prior to the start of the semester. The total cost is 105 EUR. 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION 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 they arrive. They can then start to plan their course schedules directly with the relevant faculty. Registration for the courses will take place after the enrollment. 

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

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Semester 1/Winter: June 15

Semester 2/Summer: December 1

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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

Semester 2/Summer 2020: April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 (Courses are from April 1 to July 15, 2020, followed by the semester break until the end of September). 

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Semester 1/Winter Term: Beginning of February 2020

Semester 2/Summer Term: July 2020
 

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

Yes

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Optional Language and Orientation Course:

  • starting three weeks prior to the semester start

  • level B1/B2 in German required

  • limited places

  • material fee of EUR 105

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 700-800

HOUSING

EUR 250-300 per month

MEALS

EUR 250-300 per month 

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

50 EUR

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Included in the semester fee

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 90 per month 

OTHER

Social Semester Fee: EUR 220 (local transport for the semester included) 

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

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

HOUSING OPTIONS

Student dorms, shared student apartments.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A 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.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE 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

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Yes

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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