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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 2021/2022

10

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Jane Moros, 

coordinator exchange

Leipzig University

International Centre

Goethestraße 6

04109 Leipzig, Germany

 

+493419732032/+493419732049

 

Jane.moros@zv.uni-leipzig.de

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Same

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

https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/studium/vor-dem-studium/courses-search/ 

(all courses open to exchange students, only the Master program Global Studies is restricted)

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

American Studies: http://americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/curriculum/degree_programs 

  • An interdisciplinary study program with emphasis on history, society, politics, literature, regionally focused on North America, but dealing with global processes and approaches as well  

 

British Studies: http://anglistik.philol.uni-leipzig.de/de/startseite 

  • Classical British Studies program with emphasis on culture and literature, but including history and politics of the British Islands as well, courses taught in English, but information given only in German

 

International Physics Study Program:
https://www.physgeo.uni-leipzig.de/en/study/international-physics-ipsp/

 

Some courses in Education, Informatics and the Humanities/Digital Humanity

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes

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 requirements, 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)

On arrival, before the courses begin

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? DATES AND COSTS?

Yes. The course is three weeks prior to the start of the semester. The total cost is 150 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

Winter Term 2020/21: October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 (Semester break mid February)

                                      

Summer Term 2021:    April 1 to September 30, 2021

                                      Courses April 1 to July 15, 2021
                                    (followed by the semester break until end of Sep)

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Semester 1/Winter Term: Beginning of February

Semester 2/Summer Term: July 
 

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?

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)

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 700

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 235 (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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