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Last updated April, 2021

Please note: this post graduate exchange agreement is only with the Leipzig Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Universtat Leipzig.

Academic Information

Course Information

Universitat Leipzig courses

Semester Dates

  • Academic year: October -  July
  • Winter semester: October - February
  • Spring semester: April - July

Universitat Leipzig Semester dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

Minimum Course Load - 30 ECTS per semester

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Universitat Leipzig accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

Universitat Leipzig Cost of Living

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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The University, City and Region

The University

Leipzig University was founded on December 2, 1409. It is located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany and is one of the oldest universities in the world and the second oldest university in Germany. Famous alumni include Goethe, Wagner, Nietsche, Angela Merkel and eight Nobel Prize winners.
The original four facilities were the Faculty of Arts, Theology, Medicine, and Law. Today, the university comprises 14 faculties.

Universitat Leipzig

The City of and Region

The first Slavic settlement near the confluence of the Elster and Parthe rivers
Leipzig was first documented in 1015 and endowed with city and market privileges in 1165.
Leipzig with more than 530,000 inhabitants, is one of the two largest cities in the Federal State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated about 150 km south of Berlin at the confluence of the Elster and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain
Leipzig has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Roman Empire at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two very important trade routes.
Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe through events which took place in and around St Nicholas Church. Since the reunification of Germany Leipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Leipzig has many institutions and opportunities for culture and recreation.

The City of Leipzig


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Further Information

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