The Studentenwerk Leipzig offers various counselling services and information events for refugees who are interested in studying or who are studying. We also provide interesting information on the following pages.
The city of Leipzig is home of a number of universities. Taking the universities in Halle and Merseburg in the immediate vicinity into account as well, there is an extensive and extremely diverse range of courses on offer. This section lists universities and higher education institutions that are potential candidates for study in Leipzig or the surrounding area. The links will take you to their respective list of study programmes. We recommend you to check back for updates regularly, as new information may be added.
You are thinking about studying in Leipzig, but don’t yet know what is on offer and what the first steps should be? The social counselling service of the Studentenwerk Leipzig can provide orientation in an initial consultation about the offers of the universities in Leipzig. You will then be referred to the relevant counselling services of the respective university.
Planning your studies can be very complex. Especially when studying in another country, and if you are not yet familiar with its regulations, you may be facing some challenges. But don’t be discouraged. There are numerous points of contact and offers that can help you to ensure that nothing stands in the way of your studies. This section lists some of the central institutions that you can contact if you are interested in studying at a university in Leipzig and the surrounding area, including Halle and Merseburg. It is worth checking back regularly, because new information may be added.
You can also receive counselling in your country of origin via video consultations with oursocial counsellors.
Send us an e-mail to arrange your personal consultation:firstname.lastname@example.org
Special needs: Are you planning to study in Leipzig, already have a child and are interested in a room in a student hall of residence? Do you want to study in Leipzig and are looking for barrier-free accommodation? Contact the social counselling service early on and let them know about your needs. Our social counsellors will support you in contacting the Student Housing department.
For more information about AtA’s programme, provided also in different languages, please visit the Webseite of the HGB
Application & questions to: email@example.com
For individual consultation on topics like funding and other questions, please contact the AtA social counselling service at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadlines via uni-assist:
Summer semester1 November to 15 January for students with C11 November to 15 December for students with B1 or B2 (German language course (DSH)) and the Studienkollegentrance test and DSH course in Zittau: February 2022
Winter semester1 May to 15 July for students with C11 May to 15 June for students with B1 or B2 (German language course (DSH)) as well as the Studienkollegentrance test and DSH course in Zittau: August 2021
Planning how to finance your studies is an important part of study preparation. But how much money will you have to pay and what kind of support can you get? Especially when studying in another country, and if you are not yet familiar with its regulations, you may be facing some challenges. But don’t be discouraged. There are numerous points of contact and offers that can help you to ensure that nothing stands in the way of your studies from a financial point of view. This section lists the central institutions you can contact if you need help or information on financing your studies in and around Leipzig. We recommend you to check back for updates regularly, as new information may be added.
The Studentenwerk Leipzig aims its offers and services at all students at Leipzig’s universities and academies and thus defines itself as a service provider with a social mission. With our counselling and support services, we want to help students to succeed in their studies. Our range of services includes:
You have fulfilled all the requirements and are ready to start studying. But how does studying work and what offers can help to make studying easier? We recommend you to check back for updates regularly, as new information may be added.
International students from all universities and academies in Leipzig as well as prospective students from abroad can seek individual counselling on social, personal and economic issues at our Social Counselling Service. Individual counselling is free of charge and takes place in a protected environment. It is offered in English or German. Anonymous counselling is also possible. Counselling with translation is also possible upon request.
Contact details as well as further information can be found on the international student support page.
Students who have questions or need advice concerning legal issues may contact the Studentenwerk Leipzig Legal Advice or Legal Assistance offices free of charge and without prior appointment.
Getting in touch with new people is an essential part of studying. In this section you will find information on different offers that can help you to get to know local students and exchange ideas and experiences, even in times of the corona pandemic. We recommend you to check back for updates regularly, as new information may be added.