Preparatory German courses for refugees - especially also for Ukrainians

Refugees who want to study at the University of Leipzig can take part in preparatory German courses free of charge beforehand.

From July 2022, the University of Leipzig will once again offer German language courses for refugees who want to start studying at the University of Leipzig. The language courses last six months. Participants graduate with the German Language Test for University Admission (DSH).

Required for participation:

  • a direct higher education entrance qualification (through the higher education entrance qualification or a first degree abroad)
  • German language skills at level B1 (GER) or proof of participation in 500 hours of German lessons. If the interested persons are still attending a B1 course at the time of application, we ask them to upload the confirmation of attendance of the current course.
  • a desired concrete subject at the university of leipzig
  • a refugee status or protection status according to § 24 AufenthG

You can find detailed instructions on how to apply on the Leipzig University website. If you have any questions, please send an email to: refugees {{punkt}} study {{ätt}} uni-leipzig {{punkt}} de

An application is possible online via the uni-assist portal until 15.05.2022.


In addition to the usual language course, the University of Leipzig will offer German courses at different levels for students from Ukraine at the Studienkolleg Sachsen from May 2022. These courses are intended in particular for students who were already at an advanced stage of their studies and have now had to interrupt them so that they can continue their studies at the University of Leipzig as quickly as possible.

All students affected by the Ukraine war can apply if they meet the following requirements:

  • They have successfully studied in Ukraine for at least 2 semesters.
  • If possible, they are already registered in Leipzig or the surrounding area or have applied for a study or study preparation visa.
  • Your field of study is offered at the University of Leipzig (except for the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy).

The low-threshold application can be submitted until 20 April 2022 at the website of the University of Leipzig

be carried out. As the course progresses, the certificates will be subsequently checked via uni-assist e.V.

The course is expected to start on 9 May 2022. The duration of the course depends on the entry level, but the maximum duration of the course is 15 February 2023. Participants do not receive student status.

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