This page provides you with information that is especially useful for international students, who already live at our halls of residence or think of applying. If you have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The section "Culture and international issues" on our website too contains information that may be interesting and useful for students from abroad, including contact persons, events, and cultural funding options - just take a look!


Cooking night with tutors

Tutors and Buddies

More than ten tutors of Studentenwerk Leipzig help foreign students with problems and questions concerning living, staying and studying in Germany or private worries. Tutors are volunteers and usually live in one of the student halls of residence of Studentenwerk.

In December 2008, the tutors were committed the tutors' office "Infobüro Tutoren" (formerly "Café der fünf Kontinente") at the student hall of residence at Straße des 18. Oktober 33. It offers the possibility for students to meet people and ask the tutors questions. The tutors' office is usually open twice a week.

To promote integration and to take care of foreign students, the tutors plan numerous activities such as the buddy program, welcome week, student hall running dinner, tableware exchange, game and movie nights and many more…

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

Activities and services provided by tutors

The tutors plan numerous activities for foreign students  - 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 as well as the complete semester program are available here.

The tutors’ buddy program

To help international students to settle and find their way in Leipzig, the tutors offer the buddy program. Within the scope of this program, foreign students (looking for a buddy) are matched with "Leipzig-experienced" students (buddies), who help them with words and deeds during their first weeks.

Read more on the program, application, and procedure.


Tableware exchange

Tableware Exchange

You go out into the big wide world, move into your room at the student hall of residence, open the doors of the cupboard and you find ... nothing! No plates, no cups, no cutlery…

For new, in particular foreign students, the Studentenwerk tutors offer the service of collecting a few basic household articles at no extra charge. Simply come to the Infobüro Tutoren during opening hours and get the articles you need. When you do not need them anymore or leave Leipzig, you have to return them.

You can meet the tutors twice a week at the Infobüro Tutoren (student hall of residence at Straße des 18. Oktober 33, ground floor). Get more information here.


Deadlines, Dates, and Rules

  • Program students such as Erasmus+, bilateral students or non-degree-studies of HTWK apply online for a room in our student halls with their approval notification of the university or academy
  • You'll than receive more information via e-mail
  • Find answers to your questions in our FAQ

Illustrierte Wohnheimwörterbücher

Illustrated Dictionaries for Student Halls

The umbrella organization of the 58 Student Services Organisations, Deutsches Studentenwerk (German National Association for Student Affairs - DSW), has published illustrated dictionaries for student halls in five different languages. They can help you to orient yourself quickly in your student hall and learn German more easily.

The dictionaries can be downloaded here for free in the following languages:


Documents for Download