Pre-study offers (for prospective students)

The social counsellor Jana Kuppardt advises students on questions about their studies even before they start:

  • Financing your studies
  • Overview on the offers and contact persons of the universities in Leipzig
  • Moving to Leipzig for studying
  • Advice on studying with children
  • Advice on studying with disability or chronic diseases

The Department for Grants provides advice on BAföG even before you start studying. You can find the current counselling hours on this website.

Important information, services and contact persons at the universities in Leipzig can be found on the Support for Refugees website. 

As soon as you have a written confirmation from a Leipzig university, you can apply to the Studentenwerk Leipzig for one of our inexpensive, furnished rooms in our halls of residence near the university.

Offers during the course of study (for existing students)

The Department for Grants provides a tip sheet in Arabic for filling out form 1 of the BAföG application.

The social counsellor Jana Kuppardt provides advice in German and English on topics such as financing studying, the right of residence in Germany, contact with authorities and offices, questions about working while studying or health insurance. She also provides information on the corresponding counselling services at the eight Leipzig universities in the area of responsibility of the Studentenwerk Leipzig.

The Psychosocial Counselling advises students in German and English, for example, on challenges during their studies (fears, stress, doubts), on personal or family concerns and on difficulties due to a mental illness.

You can find important information, services and contact persons at the universities in Leipzig on the website Studying in Leipzig and the surrounding area

You can also find out about the general services offered by the Studentenwerk, which can be used by all students.

Info- Events

In cooperation with universities from Leipzig and the surrounding area, the Studentenwerk Leipzig organises information events at the HTWK Leipzig for refugees interested in studying.

The participating universities present their study programmes, admission requirements and preparatory courses, such as language courses. The Studentenwerk Leipzig provides information about financing options and support services during your studies. At information stands, you can get to know various universities, organisations and initiatives and ask questions. Students will also talk about their personal experiences at the beginning of and during their studies.

The following questions will be answered at the event: 

  • What do I have to do before I study? 
  • What can I study and where?
  • How can I finance my studies?
  • What experiences have other students had?

To the Website: Studying in and around Leipzig

Counselling services for refugees interested in studying and students of the Leipzig universities

The first contact point for refugee and international prospective and current students is the International Office or the staff of the respective university entrusted with this task.