The information day was launched in 2018 by the Studentenwerk Leipzig in cooperation with the Leipzig Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur and the Universität Leipzig. Since then, the event has been supported by other universities from Leipzig and the surrounding area. The aim is to inform international and refugee prospective students on the topics of applying, starting their studies and financing their studies. The event takes place annually. 

Poster Info Days for Refugee and International Students

Next date 13 May 2022

  • Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
  • Venue:  HTWK Leipzig, Nieper-Bau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 134, Lecture hall and foyer
  • Aim: International and refugee prospective students will be informed about numerous topics around the questions:  
    • What do I have to do before studying?
    • What can I study and where in Leipzig and the surrounding area?
    • How can I finance my studies?
    • What experiences do other students have?


  • 12.00 noon-4.00 p.m: Information stands of the universities and the Studentenwerk Leipzig
  • 01.00 p.m.-02.00 p.m.: Short presentations by the participating universities and the Studentenwerk Leipzig on what they have to offer
  • 12.00 noon-06.00 p.m: Exchange with students and initiatives of the participating universities possible
    • 12.00 noon -04.00 p.m. in the Nieper Building
    • 04.00-06.00 p.m. Outdoor event on the open space next to the HTWK university library (Gustav-Freytag-Straße 40, 04277 Leipzig) with drinks, snacks and Handpan Live Music

Info booths

  • Universität Leipzig
  • Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur (HTWK)
  • iba Leipzig - Internationale Berufsakademie
  • Hochschule Merseburg
  • Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB)
  • Garantiefonds Hochschule
  • Stadt Leipzig – Referat Migration und Integration / Willkommenszentrum
  • Studentenwerk Leipzig – Social Counselling
  • Studentenwerk Leipzig – Department for Grants
  • Videostation Chance For Science 
  • ArbeiterKind

Lecture & Workshop

12 noon-01.00 p.m.: Presentation from the organisation ArbeiterKind "Study financing through scholarships for international and refugee students and prospective students" In this workshop, questions about scholarships will be clarified: what is a scholarship? Which one fits best to whom? Who can apply for a scholarship? Tips for the motivation letter and the application will also be given.

02.00 p.m.-04.30 p.m.: Workshop from the International Centre of Leipzig University "Get ready for studying in Germany!" Things you should know about the German "academic culture".
With the beginning of your studies you will have many questions about your new study environment. You might notice lots of differences. In this workshop we will help you to answer your questions about studying in Germany an the values and attitudes in German “academic culture”, such as: What is the teaching and learning culture in Germany? What is expected of me in terms of individual work and group work? How do I communicate successfully? How do I deal with cultural confusions?

Languages & Translation

Several students will be available to translate different languages. if necessary visitors can also bring their own language support. Translations available in: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian.

(Status: 22.04.2022) 

Please wear at least a medical mask during the event. Thank you.  

Information material

Leaflet My Studies in Leipzig - Info Days 2022

Leaflet "My Studies in Leipzig" Info Days 2022

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Poster Info Days for Refugee and International Students

Poster "My Studies in Leipzig" Info Days 2022

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