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University of Leipzig

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Description of University of Leipzig

  • Founded: 1409
  • Location: Leipzig, Germany
  • Number of students: more than 27,000
  • Rating in the country: 21
  • Language of instruction: German, English.

The University of Leipzig is one of the most prestigious state universities in Germany and is ranked 283th in the world ranking of universities. It is believed that art, the humanities, the natural sciences, and medicine are best taught at the school.

Both local residents and a large number of foreigners study at the university. The teaching staff includes 1,100 qualified specialists.

The University of Leipzig is divided into many buildings, research centers and libraries throughout the city. Most of the buildings in which they are located were built in the 20th century.

The university participates in the ERASMUS program and therefore students have the opportunity to go to study under the student exchange program. The leadership of the university has signed over 300 agreements with universities around the world.

Famous graduates of the University of Leipzig:

  1. Felix Bloch - Swiss physicist, Nobel laureate in physics
  2. Richard Wagner - German composer, conductor and art theorist
  3. Friedrich Nietzsche - German thinker, philologist, composer, poet and founder of his own philosophical doctrine
  4. Goethe Wolfgang - German writer, thinker, philosopher and naturalist
  5. Alexander Radishchev - Russian prose writer, poet and philosopher
  6. Angela Merkel - German statesman and politician, Federal Chancellor of Germany.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Leipzig

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All year round
from 220.00 € / semester
from 220.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 220.00 € / semester
from 220.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students have the opportunity to live in one of the 5 hostels owned by the university, however, you must pre-apply for a room in one of them, as there are many people who want to get housing. The cost of living in a dorm room is 160-240 € per month.

Another option for living in Leipzig is to rent your own housing - an apartment or apartments. The cost of housing will be 200-400 € per month, but it should be borne in mind that in most cases the student will have to buy their own furniture (housing often rents out almost empty).

Facilities and equipment at University of Leipzig

The university has its own library and computer center, and wireless Internet is available in all buildings. All classrooms for classes have modern equipment, computers, projectors - everything that is necessary for a comfortable learning process.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year at the university is divided into 2 semesters. You can start your studies in October and in March.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For Russian students, for admission to the undergraduate program, it is necessary to go through the preparatory year at the Studienkolleg (analogous to preparatory courses), which replaces grades 12–13 at the school. Depending on the chosen faculty, students study several necessary subjects.

After successful completion, students can enter the 1st year of the university.

To register with Studiencolleg, students must have an invitation from the university, a certificate confirming knowledge of the German language at a level no lower than B1, a certificate of secondary education, and successfully pass the entrance exams.

For admission to the magistracy, applicants must provide a diploma of higher education and a certificate confirming knowledge of the German language not lower than B2-C1.

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  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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