Besides studying, there are other issues that are important in everyday life. For example, the various ways for financing your studies, one of the most common being taking a job. When a child joins the family, this also influences study planning and financing. Existing (financial) plans have to be reconsidered. Also, studying can bring further challenges if a chronic illness or disability affects daily life.

As of June 2021, various online events of our Social Counselling Service will be taking part. You will receive useful information on various topics related to financing your studies, studying during a pregnancy or with child(ren), studying with a chronic illness and/or disability, and studying with a residence permit.


Events in English (More events are planned. We will keep you up to date.)

How to survive German bureaucracy?

Online lecture

Bürokratie Sozialberatung International

This event will provide information on the following topics: Finding accommodation in Leipzig, residence permit for the purpose of studying, health insurance, contact to public authorities and offices, options for intercultural exchange and working on a voluntary basis during your studies. There will also be time for your questions later on. The event is open to students and  prospective students of all Leipzig universities.

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Financing Your Studies in Leipzig

Online lecture

Taschenrechner, Stift, Notizblock

Managing your finances is a very important challenge you need to figure out as an international student. It’s best if you start preparing your finances and how you’re going to cover your living expenses in Germany well in advance. About two-thirds of international students choose to work part-time to cover their living expenses. In this information event, we inform prospective students as well as students about the topic of student financing. It covers topics such as working while studying, student loans, housing allowance (Wohngeld) and scholarships. 

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Events in German

Nachwuchs erwartet – Was ich vor der Geburt wissen sollte!

Online lecture

Schwangerschaft im Studium Sozialberatung

The time before birth, is shaped by the many questions that expectant student parents have: When do I have to take care of the paternity acknowledgment and custody declaration? What financial support benefits can I apply for during pregnancy, and how do I best organize my studies? All these topics will be discussed in the online event and there will also be time for your questions. The event is open to all students at Leipzig universities and their partners.

Dates and registration

  • every first Wednesday of the month
    • 1 September 2021 (this date is cancelled, the event is postponed to Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 4.00 p.m.)
    • 6 October 2021
    • 3 November 2021
    • 1 December 2021
  • 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.
  • Event in German language
  • Link to the online room: https://studentenwerk-leipzig.collocall.de/jen-hon-59p-nxp 

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Studium in Schwangerschaft oder mit Kind(ern) – Informationen rund um Finanzierung und Studienorganisation

Online lecture

Studium mit Kind Sozialberatung Finanzierung Organisation

In this lecture, student parents (and parents-to-be) will receive information on all aspects of financing your studies with child(ren). Options from BAföG to housing benefit, SGB II benefits to children's allowance, parental allowance and education allowance provided by the state will be discussed. Afterwards, there will be time for questions. The event is open to all students at Leipzig universities and their partners.   

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Studium mit Kind(ern) – Kinderbetreuung und deren Kosten

Online lecture

Kinderbetreuung Studium mit Kind

How can I find a childcare place for my child in Leipzig? When should I start looking for daycare? What does daycare actually cost and how can I finance it? All these questions about childcare and its costs as well as possiblities for discounted fees will be discussed in this event. There will also be time for questions later on. The event is open to all students at Leipzig universities and their partners.

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Runder Tisch: Studierende mit Beeinträchtigung/chronischer Erkrankung

Online meeting

Studium Beeinträchtigung Sozialberatung

This regularly held round table is open to students from all Leipzig universities who feel they belong to the target group of students with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. It is meant to provide an opportunity to get in touch with each other, to exchange ideas and information.

Dates and registration

  • Every first Wednesday of the month:
    • 1 September 2021
    • 6 October 2021
    • 3 November 2021
    • 1 December2021
  • 4.00 -5.30 p.m.
  • Event in German language
  • Link to the online room: https://bit.ly/3hgpPuu

Dial-in: If you are unable to join the video conference meeting, please proceed as follows:

  1.     Please dial the following phone number with your phone: 069 710 414 863 (charge applies).
  2.     You will be asked to enter the following conference ID as well as a hash: 385 738 549 #
  3.     You will then be admitted by the administrator.

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.

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Jobben neben dem Studium

Online lecture

Jobben während Studium Sozialberatung

Having to earn money while studying is part of everyday life for many students in Germany. In total, about two thirds of all students have a side job. This online lecture offers students from all universities in Leipzig an overview over the subject of working while studying. The lecture will answear the following questions:

  • How do I find a job?
  • How many hours am I allowed to work while studying?
  • What rights and duties do I have as a student worker?
  • What different forms of employment exist and how can they be combined?

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Studienfinanzierung – Welche Möglichkeiten gibt es?

Online lecture

Taschenrechner

This online lecture, will present various options for financing your studies, explain who is eligible and what to keep in mind. Learn more about BAföG, social benefits, scholarships and loans. The event is open to all students at Leipzig's universities. The topic of working while studying will not be discussed here. To get more information on this topic please attend our specially designed event "Working while studying".

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


Wie überlebe ich die deutsche Bürokratie?

Online-Vortrag

Bürokratie Sozialberatung International

This event will provide information on the following topics: Finding accommodation in Leipzig, residence permit for the purpose of studying, health insurance, contact to public authorities and offices, options for intercultural exchange and working on a voluntary basis during our studies. There will be time for questions afterwards. The event is open to prospective students and students from all Leipzig universities.

Dates and registration

Registration for the event is not necessary. You can also spontaneously log into the online room. Guests will be admitted to the online event up to a maximum of five minutes after the start of the event.


You find it is difficult to cope with university tasks at home by yourself? Home studying with child(ren) confronts you with growing challenges?

Our Psychosocial Counselling Service offers a number of workshops for successful home studying (with child(ren)):

Online Workshops for Effectively Organizing your Studies at Home