[Germany] Leipzig University – Student Exchange 2018


The Universität Leipzig is international. Around 28.500 students from Germany and all over the world are enrolled in a degree programme at the second eldest university in Germany. True to the maxim ‘A Tradition of Crossing Boundaries’ our Alma mater Lipsiensis maintains a great variety of successful international partnerships. The more than 2.800 foreign students are an essential part of the internationalscholarly discourse and a greatsupport for the development of the university into an academic institution beyond boundaries. The Universität Leipzig is all about innovation, interdisciplinarity, and – having 14 faculties – offers a wide range of study and research options. The Universität Leipzig was the “cradle” of many important figures in the fields of philosophy, music, literature, natural and social sciences as well as politics. Nietzsche gained his basic knowledge in philosophy at the Universität Leipzig from 1865 onwards, Wagner’s talent for music  was nurtured and broadened here, and Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria, the first female President of Chile, started her career in Leipzig pursuing a degree in German and Medical Studies. The Universität Leipzig would be elated to support you on your way.

THE STUDY SYSTEM follows a three-tier scheme: A three-year Bachelor’s degree prepares students for their future professional careers. Hereafter, a two-year Master’s degree enables students to specialise in certain academic fields. The specific methodological skills gained therein, can then be applied in possible research projects within a three-year Doctorate programme. THE STU DY SYSTEM is structured in a sequence of semesters. Classes are organised as thematic packages, called “modules”. Modules can be lectures, seminars, internships, or project based work. They are each completed by exams. For every successfully completed module, students are usually awarded 10 credits. Aside from specialised knowledge, students can also acquire key qualifications, such as methodological or soft skills. Per semester, students need to achieve a total of 30 credits corresponding to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The individual academic schedules can be organised by choosing courses from a module catalogue.



Winter Semester: 01 October – 31 March
Summer Semester: 01 April – 30 September

Academic Calendar for current Semester: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/study/organising-yourstudies/academic-calendar.html

Application Deadlines for nominated Exchange Students:
For Winter Semester: June 1
For Summer Semester: December 1

Transcript of Records Procedure: Exchange students will not be registered in the central course system.
Students are responsible to report all their courses to the departmental coordinators and grades based on the certificates they get for their attended courses.
The contact to the departmental coordinators will be send after admission.




  1. Photo
  2. Language certificate Transcripts
  3. Study plan (no concrete learning agreement necessary, but choose your faculty and subjects you want to take in Leipzig) Please, find attached some help concerning the start into the registration/application process.
  4. Student Enrollment from faculty
  5. Letter of Nomination from faculty
  6. Academic Transcript
  7. Curriculum Vitae
  8. English proficiency certificate: TOEFL-PBT: 550, TOEFL-iBT: 79, IELTS: 6.0.
  9. Copy of Passport.


Course choice:

All programs are open to Exchange students.
There are some programs at the University of Leipzig where single courses are offered in English but this depends on the semester course list which will be decided only several weeks prior to the semester start. English courses are sometimes offered e.g. in Political Sciences, Economics undergrad, Psychology and Sociology.

The course lists are available only directly from the web sites of the relevant institutes. Applicants choose their relevant semester, Faculty (Fakultät) and the institutes within the Department. The Institute’s web sites show the course catalogue.

Detailed information will be sent with the acceptance letter.

English taught courses are offed in different programs, please, find attached the overview. Students who want to take part in English taught courses send the English proficiency of level B2 with their application.

The information for the accompanying German language courses will be updated around August, please check:


Accompanying German language courses are free for exchange students of advanced German proficiency. The intensive beginners course is 150 € for the whole semester.


More Information:

data sheet ULeipzig

English taught courses_NEU

Exchange procedures Uni Leipzig

Fun Fact Sheet Uni Leipzig



Please send 2 copies of all documents above to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no later than 31 May 2018.