Dear international exchange students,
Welcome to the homepage of the Faculty of Education! On the following pages, you will find all the relevant information and documents regarding the organization of your studies at the University of Leipzig.
For general information that are not directly related to the Faculty of Education, please contact the International Centre.
The application deadline for the winter semester is the 30thof June and for the summer semester it is the 15thof January. We are looking forward to welcoming you as an exchange student at our faculty!
The regular workload for one semester consists of 30 CP in total. Please clarify with your home university how many credit points you will have to complete during your stay abroad. The course “German Language Learning” (5 CP) is obligatory for exchange students. You will find the current course catalogue here. Further, the Faculty of Education offers a programme in English and English friendly courses:
English Courses: Courses will be held in English; all materials and literature are provided in English
English Friendly Courses: Courses will be held mainly in German, but they include topics that will be held in English (approximately 1/3 of the seminars); all materials and literature are provided in English
Click here to find a compilation of suitable courses or modules for international students.
To apply for a semester or academic year at the University of Leipzig, please check here: Application to University of Leipzig
The University of Leipzig offers numerous ways to support international students in Leipzig:
Buddy Programme (initiated by the Studentenwerk): To help international students adjusting to life and finding their way in Leipzig, you can get in touch with a “Leipzig-experienced” buddy, who will support you beforehand by e-mail and later during your start in Leipzig: https://www.tutoren-leipzig.de/en/buddy-program
BeBuddy Programme: The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy offers another Buddy-Programme that will support international students during their arrival in Leipzig and offers some great events: BeBuddy Programme
WILMA is the student initiative for international students and offers another great way to meet new people and experience Leipzig: https://www.facebook.com/WILMALeipzsch/
App for successful study: The International Centre has developed an App to support students getting started in Leipzig. More information about the App: App
The International Centre offers many helpful information on studying in Leipzig. Check out the general information for exchange students and specific steps you have to take before arriving in Leipzig, such as Visa regulations, health insurance or accommodation.
Find more information regarding German Language Courses at the University of Leipzig using the following link: www.uni-leipzig.de/en/learninggerman
The Academic Lab is a helpful support regarding academic work and writing. They offer great workshops in the areas of research, writing and text analysis. Find more information using the following link: http://home.uni-leipzig.de/academiclab/en_GB/about/
Leipzig is one of the liveliest and most dynamic cities in Germany. Whether as a musical city, trade fair mecca or city of books – Leipzig has been an important European centre for hundreds of years.
Famous poets such as Lessing, Klopstock, Gottsched or Goethe moved here. Philosophers such as Leibniz, Nietzsche and Bloch influence thinking in the city to this day.
Art, science and culture are still main features of the city, which was founded in 1165, with several thousand academics carrying out research in almost 20 non-university research institutions, at the University and in six other colleges in the city. The St Thomas Boys’ Choir, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the many museums and a lively theatre scene all characterise the cultural life of the city. After the Peaceful Revolution Leipzig developed into a booming region of East Germany, and is now experiencing a renaissance as the logistics and high-tech centre in the heart of Europe. Present-day Leipzig stands out due to its economic dynamism, its high level of culture, its many green areas within the city and, last but not least, the outstanding quality of life for families, for children and also for the growing number of older people in our society. Taking a walk through the city is very worthwhile.
Faculty of Education
Teaching and Research at the Faculty of Education is organised around professionalisation, the development of competencies and internationalisation. Founded in 1994, the Faculty now consists of more than 20 professorships which are committed to a wide range of substantive areas of educational sciences and teacher training.
Leipzig UniversityFaculty of Education
|Akademisches Auslandsamt / International Centre
Dr. Christian Hahn
Tuesday, 09-11am and 01-05pm
Studienbüro (Coordination for Course Enrollment)