Studentenwerk Leipzig supports international students comprehensively. We offer:

  • Cheap, furnished rooms near colleges at our student halls
  • Special assistance at student halls of residence of the Studentenwerk by tutors and spokespeople
  • A Buddy program, in which a local student becomes the “buddy” of a foreign student and facilitates his or her start at the new home
  • Advice relating to issues concerning right of residence, studies, financing, studying with children and family at the social counselling service
  • Individual counselling and group meetings in case of difficulties with your studies or psychological problems at the psychosocial counselling service
  • Placement of student jobs at our student job office
  • Activities and cultural funding

Our services are free of charge for students attending the colleges in our responsibility.

The "Housing --> International students" section on our website provides you with information that may be helpful, if you live in one of our student halls of residence. Simply check it out.

Please note: we can't give you any information regarding enrollment and study programs. Please turn to your university or academy instead.

If you have any questions about housing please contact our student housing service.

First Contact

For international students, the first place to go are the International Centers (Akademisches Auslandsamt) or the persons assigned with this task at the respective university.

You can find excellent information on studies in Germany on the information server of the Studentenwerk tutors at , Deutsches Studentenwerk and DAAD.


More than ten tutors of Studentenwerk Leipzig help foreign students with problems and questions concerning living, staying and studying in Leipzig or private worries. Tutors are volunteers and usually live in one of the student halls of residence of Studentenwerk. The place to go and meet the tutors is the "Café der fünf Kontinente" at the hall of residence at Straße des 18. Oktober 33. It is located next to the tutors’ office and provides students with the possibility to meet people and to ask the tutors questions. To promote integration and to take care of foreign students, the tutors plan numerous activities such as:

For more information on tutors and their activities, please visit the tutors’ websites directly.


Tutors’ Activities and Services

The tutors plan numerous activities for foreign students again in winter semester 2016/17 - from guided city tours to cooking classes, Yoga courses, and pub-crawls to buddy brunch and speed-friending - there is something for everyone! Are you curious?

Further information on the tutors’ activities and services are available here. Click here to view the complete semester program.

Questions & Answers

We answer your questions. If, however, you are not sure who or which office to contact, send us an e-mail or visit the SSZ to get personal counselling!

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This and many more questions around accommodation answers the Housing section on our website.

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The social counselling service of the Studentenwerk Leipzig can help you professionally and, if you want to, anonymously. You will find information and office hours here.

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For questions concerning your study abroad, please contact the International Center in charge or the person in charge at the university you attend listed above in the section "First contact". The DAAD website provides helpful information as well.

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Students having their permanent residence in the Federal Republic of Germany are eligible for funding according to BAFöG for subject-related studies abroad. The same applies to internships stipulated by the study guidelines or examination regulations. For more information, please refer to our website or the website of the Deutsches Studentenwerk.

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If you fall ill or need medical advice, the City of Leipzig has compiled a health guide including a list of doctors speaking other languages than German. Click here to open the list given in the "Health guide for migrants".